ah you guys are amazing.
4evergrounded, I *heart* nutrition data, best site ever, I just need to develop the dicipline t use it regularly.
Yeah. last year I discovered I am not a stress eater, I am a stress restrictor, and I lost thirty+ lbs. most of which I have gained back, I promise
Mom shouldn't be worried about my calories. I eat dates like you wouldn't believe. I'm also taking a vegetarian iron supplement that we got at the healthfood store, and mom's paying for it rather than the medically prescribed iron pill that makes you constipated and costs lots of money.
typically, I wake up and I have either a grain centered breakfast of a fruit centred one, like today I had boilt rhubarb and strawberry stew and dry rye toast with cinnamon. I also had a vitamin E pill, Evening Primrose to keep my "girlish matters" in line (another side effect of the ED episode) and a B12 tablet, magnesium, calcium, and another iron pill after breakfast. phew.
I usually snack on either cookies, dates, or nutragrain bars between lunch and dinner.
I'll admit it. I skipped lunch today because I'm upset about work, but I made up for it when I got home.
Usually, lunch is bean soup or an organic burrito or vegan left overs and a fruit popsickle for dessert.
I eat cherries, grapes and strawberries when they're in the house, but my parents continually buy bad foods I have no self control over such as chocolates, cookies and wine gums etc. I've stopped eating ice cream, cheese (I've substittuted with veggie cheeze slices) and I regularily encorporate beans, lentils, quinoua millet, wild rice and steamed vegetables into my diet.
The thing is, I'm tired. constantly. Since I've started the iron suplement i feel better, but the slightest shift in my mood, my mother either credits it to my raging teenage hormones (I'm 19) or the unnatural diet I'm putting myself through.
How do I deal with her in a civilized way? I'm NOT good at confronting her or anyone about stuff, especially when its led to conflict in the past.
If I don't eat seafood, mom would make me eat chicken, and I've done it before just to avoid an all out fight. I hate being such a chicken ****.