There is nothing like an autumn chill to fill the soul with thoughts of food...hot soup, chicken stew, huge meaty sandwiches, apple crisp. Fall is a food gathering of the kind that can make us feel warm and safe like a comfortable chair by the wood stove...when we eat healthy.
A few years ago, after chats with a nutritionist due to weight struggles, I began arranging my already healthy menus, to scanty menus for fear of eating the wrong foods. I narrowed the protein to carb balance so far, I didn't realize my appetite was strolling down that path as well. This process is over a few years, not months. It has been gradual.
I became concerned about my lack of appetite, and wanting only easy to grab and eat foods. I became a nibbler, sometimes all day, especially bread and cheese. Time to do research on what is going on, get out of the unhealthy eating rut.
|Lettuce wrap filling|
I search the Internet and found the NPR article, interesting read there. I don't feel I have orthorexia, (as evident by the fast foods and junk food I'm not afraid to eat). After reading that article, I don't feel as bad anymore that I've been too picky about my appetite concerns. It is scary to almost be in a crisis about how I eat. Whew I say!
I am on the road to healthier meals. And someday I might actually believe chewing dry cranberries is a happier experience than chomping on a chunk of cheesecake.