I've been asked a few times in the past couple of weeks if I ever post my food and menus. The answer is “not really,” but I have a hard time putting into words the WHY behind it. Let's explore into the deep depths (ha!) of my mind and just
talk write this one out.
- I'm not good at planning. I don't have set menus. I am just not that organized!
- It would be boring. I am a creature of habit, and tend to eat the same meal over and over for weeks at a time. If it tastes good and is easy to make, it goes on repeat. Remember spaghetti squash? Yeah, that went on for like 8 weeks. The Rocco macaroni and cheese went on for about 3 weeks. I'm currently on a cilantro rice and black beans kick. I had it for lunch and dinner today. And yesterday. And for dinner Sunday. I think I've had the same breakfast since mid January.
- I'm scared of criticism. I don't want to put my food out for everyone to see for fear of criticism. People telling me I'm eating too many or too few calories, telling me to add in more protein, cut my starch, etc. Food is so personal and individual to each person, that I don't want anyone telling me that I should do differently. I know myself- I will push back and rebel against what someone tells me to do. It's been a battle to get to this place of relative comfort and control with my food, and I don't want to jeopardize that.
- One size does not fit all. I'm not a nutritionist by any means, and I certainly don't always know what the hell I'm doing. The food and portions of food might work for me, but wouldn't for others. So, to each their own!
Later this week, I'll share my grocery list. My creature-of-habit ways mean I can recite the items in order as I pick them up in the store. It will give a good glimpse of what is constantly in my house.