The past week I have really been working heard to get my meals and snacks back on the healthy track. When I was sick back in July, it threw things off and then eating right just went down hill from there. Beings that my body has been reacting negatively to how I have been eating the past few months, I realized that I needed to get back on to a clean eating routine.
Food can be your friend or your enemy, and lately it has definitely been my enemy.
Today I went grocery shopping, of which I did my grocery shopping at Trader Joes and Safeway. I am still learning the the produce section is my best friend. I had stopped at trader joes because I was right there and I wanted to get some nuts and dried fruit so that I have a snack for my mid mornings during the week as I tend to get hungry around 10 am. I also wanted healthy choices for when I got hungry, as I hate feeling like there is no food in the house and being hungry.
I have often seen vlogs, and tv shows or actually heard people talk about how they hate how much they eat out, yet they can never seem to manage to go to the Grocery Store, or if they do, it is only for one meal. That is a completely foreign concept to me, the closest I came to that lifestyle was my first term of college when I lived in the dorms, and had to eat in the dining hall, as I couldn’t have more than a small refrigerator and a microwave. I grew up going grocery shopping with my mom quite often and then once I had my first apartment I had to go grocery shopping for myself. While I had gone to the grocery store a bit during that first term of college, I only picked up a few items to keep I my room. I can still remember the first grocery shopping trip I had gone on, on my own, once in my first apartment I felt so old, and like an adult. Now that I have been doing it for myself for almost a decade the novelty of it has worn off and it is just something I do so that I can eat. I have actually enjoyed grocery shopping for myself, especially this past year. It is nice to actually completely control what I eat.