am i eating healthy (enough)?
am i eating healthy (enough)?
ok, so i take adderall so sometimes i can’t eat very much, but i know i need to in order to function because i feel all jittery (just restarted after not taking it for a few months)... but in general, i have been eating a lot of nama shoyu wraps because it’s the easiest and really tasty..
i usually have..
either romaine or iceberg lettuce to wrap everything up in
always hemp seeds to sprinkle on top
and then variations of these things:
uuummmm and i’m not really sure if there’s anything else really
so i have been eating like this a lot… and i want to know if you guys think i am getting a good amount of vitamins and stuff from these types of meals
i know nama shoyu has a lot of salt, but is it too much?
in between meals i eat a lot of apples and oranges because they are easy for me to take in my purse. i also eat A LOT of tomatoes, because i love them… i eat grapes and strawberries for dessert…
there are a few other supplemental things and i mix stuff up occassionally.. and i have some raw crackers my mom bought me… but does this type of meal i’ve described seem to be pretty balanced?
i’m guilty of not eating enough, so i can’t say much!
i would suggest adding a fruit smoothie, a few pieces of fruit, and maybe adding an avacodo to your wraps. maybe even a handfull of nuts each day.
as for me, i ask the same thing of you all:
i usually have coconut water in the morning,
yerba mate tea with lemon throughout the day.
midday snack a piece of fruit
dinner, fruit salad, usually strawberries blueberries, and green apple, with about 1 oz. of raw cheese, maybe a couple wheat free crackers, or raw crackers if i have them.
i usually have about 1/2 cup of nuts, or a raw cookie made with almond meal or hazelnut meal as a base, with hemp seed and/or flax
maybe one more piece of fruit before bed, usually an apple.
during the warmer months i ate alot more salads, but this has been my winter diet.
sobizaar, sounds to me like you’re doing very well, lots of fresh stuff not too many nuts or dried fruits which is often a common problem for us raw foodies. I’ve found that I really enjoy having a green powder that provides a bunch of good things but most importantly spirulina, seaweed, bee pollen (not vegan), and probiotics. The Nama Shoyu IS high in sodium so I would recommend not having it every day and making sure that you have only a 1/2 teas at most in a day. It’s amazing how having too much salt in your diet can throw things out of whack.
I would say the best way to make sure you’re getting what you need is to think of how you feel physically. I totally understand that it can be hard to judge considering your jitteriness but mainly think do I have enough energy, am I sleeping relatively well, have I gotten more than one cold/flu/illness recently? If you’re feeling well generally I would say keep on with what you’re doing. If not then I would try some sprouted grains and/or beans because they may add what you’re missing.
Hope that’s helpful!
I would consider loosing the Iceberg lettuce and replacing it with a leafier lettuce, like Redleaf, greenleaf, more of that Romaine you like. Iceberg is not high in nutrition or fiber like that others. Other than that, everything looks great.