Sunday, July 26, 2009

It's time to get healthy!

I got to thinking about food today and health. This is not directly related to my son, but more so about my health and eating choices during the last year. Yes, I can't believe that I, a student nutritionist is admitting to not eating the most healthiest of foods. I am not blaming it on Wysdom, but it has been a crazy year and a half of non stop activity and stress. Driving to prenatal visits an hour away each time, being in three different hospital for a total of 3 months, and numerous appointments in and out of the home have equalled very little time. It's not just the travel but also the feeding ritual for Wysdom which has kept us consumed. He is ng fed and has pretty bad reflux so we are always on our toes watching and running if he coughs or does worse....(all you reflux mama's know what I mean). As well I have been pumping breast milk for the last 8 months and that has been my priority...not cooking.

Really, I've had my choice in all of this!! Over a year and a half ago I was sampling in raw foods and eating lots of vegetables, fruit dishes, smoothies and fresh juices. It seems to me that under all the changes, the unknowns and the hospitals, my diet has taken a nose dive. Instead of making the most of my food, I have been just grabbing something on the go or worse, from the cafeteria in the hospital. Even though we are not in the hospital now, I still find that we are on the road a lot to several different hospitals( 4 to be exact) for numerous appointments. My husband and I are usually in a rush and just forget to eat or don't have time. Next thing you know we are starving and low and behold...we end up at a fast food chain again.

Now that I have outed myself...I am making a vow to change. We can't continue to survive in this manner of running off to a hospital appointment and grabbing something from the road or cafeteria.

So I am now going to try to embark on a new health regime and get back to eating like a nutritionist would and should! Wish me luck and feel free to share any of your yummy healthy favorite recipes if you like. Maybe it will help inspire me. I would be really curious to find out if any of you also fell of the healthy food wagon while dealing with the stress of your situations and lack of time?

Ps. Next is to incorporate my new old yoga routine back into my life. Oh and yes the healthy diet will have to start in a day or two as we are leaving for the hospital at 6am tomorrow to get there for an 8:00am appointment. No really... I will try to find something healthy on the way:)


My name is Sarah said...

Good luck.

Beth said...

Sasha, I am happy to share one of my favourite recipes with you:

Raw Vegetable Salad


1 cup chopped fennel
3 cups chopped broccoli
3 cups chopped cauliflower
3 cups chopped celery
1 10-ounce package of frozen green peas, thawed
1 cup sweetened dried cranberries
1 cup raw Spanish peanuts
1/4 cup sugar (or sugar substitute)
1 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. white wine vinegar
2 tbsp. grated onion
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1 1/2 cup mayonnaise


In a large bowl, combine all the veggies and the cranberries. Whisk together the sugar, salt, vinegar, cheese, onion and mayonnaise. Pour the dressing over the salad and cover with the peanuts. Serve and enjoy!

If you ever need someone to make up some food for you to stick in your freezer, please just let me know. I'm also really good at making fresh breads and such, so if you ever want some, speak up!:)

Brandie said...

I will out myself with you! I ate so well when I was pregnant with Goldie, but this time... I've had more fast food than I care to admit. (Goldie has her own sign for french fry which she does everytime we pass McD's) It happens when you're running from one appointment to the next. I've started eating really well when we are at home and will try to make better plans for when we are out. One thing that helps us is making a big salad and keeping it in the fridge to eat whenever the munchies hit. My favorite now is Rice Salad. I'll put the recipe on my blog.

sasha said...

Thanks for the recipes. I did a little bit better today with eating. Can't wait to try these.