Saturday, October 15, 2016

Food plan

After reading your responses to my Diets and Bulimia I have set up a new meal plan. There are rules. I feel as though I need rules to get through the day without binging and purging.

Today's meal plan looks like this:
Breakfast: banana, PB2, chocolate milk, coffee
Lunch: breakfast burrito (tortilla shell, egg whites, salsa and lettuce)
Snack: oats with  Arbonne protein powder.
Dinner: spaghetti sqash sweet potato stir fry on a bed of lettuce and cucumber

The idea is that I only eat foods that make me feel good and confident. As the binging and purging reduces I'll increase more food into my meal plan. I also always set up my meal plan the night before so I have a guideline. I say guideline because I will change it if I feel like something different, but I have a basis for what I can eat if I don't know where to start.

I often have a fifth snack because I go to the gym, and I need to have extra to compensate for that. A typical post workout snack would be a smoothie made with chocolate milk, banana and protein powder, or a bowl of oats with protein powder.

Friday's are 'free' days. By this I mean I challenge myself to eat intuitively without a plan. Yesterday it led to two binge/purge sessions, but as time goes on I'll get better and better at it.

1 comment:

  1. I really hope your new meal plan works for you. Your approach makes a lot more sense than some of the more 'traditional' plans (e.g, eat a huge meal with no choice in what you eat and be closely supervised with locked bathrooms for X hours after). You've got your grains, protein, dairy, fruit, vege... Looks pretty good to me! :)