“Don’t worry. It’s healthy,” said people when I would eat a meal.
Yet I had become obsessed with knowing exactly how many calories were in my meal, how big the portion size, and how the meal was made. So giving up control when I went to a family gathering or social event could be a bit much.
How were they making the meal? What ingredients did they use? These thoughts raced through my mind. And not knowing the answers made me feel anxious. You see thoughts about my food and body occupied my mind. What should I eat or what shouldn’t I eat?
Oh my friend. If this is you, know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
It’s okay to have these thoughts. Yet how can we turn them into something manageable and allow ourselves to enjoy our meals and time with loved ones. One way we can do this is to take back the control and bring healthy meals to events.
By having a dish that I know the ingredients and how it is made, I feel more comfortable. One of those dishes that I love to share is this easy quinoa salad recipe.