1. Meal prepping vs. Just Cooking
Something I did in my eating disorder and something I see a lot of client doing is meal prepping rather than just cooking recipes. I’d prep the quinoa/sweet potatoes, protein source, and roasted veggies…then compile it into a meal during the week. While that works, now I’m all like, “i’m just gonna cook.”
I recommend finding a cookbook to work your way through and making every recipe in it that looks satisfying. My favorite cookbook is Seriously Delish. It’s oozing creativity, the recipe are delicious and there is zero calorie counts on the recipes so you can focus on eating satisfying foods. So maybe instead of meal prepping, just choose 3 recipes to cook that week.
Meal prepping sounds so sterile to me. Cooking sounds warm and inviting.
2. Freshman 15
So there’s always the distasteful joke made when someone leaves for their Freshman year of college to be careful to not gain the “freshman 15.” Something I’ve been thinking about lately is how the “Freshman 15” is really just a woman/man transitioning from their teenage body into their adult body. Not many people are meant to or should stay at their high school weight. Our thin-obsessed, diet culture has taken something that is a side effect of being a human (hello, bodies change.) and turned it into something we should feel shameful about. Gaining weight when you go to college is no different than gaining knowledge and gaining friends in college…it’s just part of life.
3. Weight Fluctuations
What I want to explain here is best explained in a graphic…
So many people perceive their body changing drastically throughout the day. I think it’s a helpful reminder that even if you feel like you body is having massive weight shifts in a day or in a week, the reality is probably closer to the black line.
4. I was on another podcast!
I can’t remember if I’ve shared the link to this podcast yet, but I was on my friend Heather’s podcast. Here’s the link if you want to listen! The last question she asked me about not going to vet school was my favorite and something I hadn’t been asked before.
5. Blog post topics
Are there any blog posts you’d like to see me write? I’d love to hear what you would find helpful!