A short blog post about returning to normal eating after trashing myself for 3 months…
The first morning back to eating normal I went to my kitchen at 5AM. I sprayed down a frying pan and got it heating up while I put some sliced bacon in the microwave. I cracked an egg in the hot pan and fried it up. I tossed the bacon and egg on a wrap with cheese and breakfast was ready. 3 minutes total prep and cook time.
The sad thing is the entire time I was cooking, I was thinking “Dammit, I really just want to go to the diner next door to grab a breakfast wrap.”
That’s how irrational my mind had become over the 3 months. It took me 3 minutes to make something that cost me around a dollar to make that tasted fresh and healthy… and in my mind I was thinking I’d rather spend 10 minutes to order and receive something that is flash frozen and cost me $5.
This continued to haunt me the rest of the day… Lunch was a nice balanced meal but all I craved was something fast, like ramen noodles. Even at dinner as I ate a huge plate of Pork tenderloin, mixed veggies and noodles, cottage cheese, and glazed apples I found myself craving frozen pizza.
This went on for 3 days straight...
As my diet returned to normal, I began to feel "right". Less headaches and less fatigue during workouts were the first noticeable affects. My blood pressure dropped back to a ~120/70 by the end of the week (a great decline since it was spiking into the 140/80 range-the highest it had ever been in my life). My mental state improved and over the week less anxiety spikes occurred.
Things are slowly returning to normal.
Next step: Weekly Meal Prep