Hello Everyone!! 🙂
Classes have officially begun today! On Mondays and Fridays I only have one class at 9:40- Nutrition!! I just got into it last night, after totally deciding to completely re-do my schedule!! I had an epiphany yesterday- I decided that I’m gonna GO FOR IT and lean towards Nutrition as a major/ area of interest (as opposed to a Guidance counseling/English major.) I enjoy it too much, and just have to suck it up and take the science classes I have been dreading. My school doesn’t have a nutrition program, but I’ll just get my undergrad in Human Development, like I had been planning, and go to Grad school for Nutrition/Sports Nutrition/Body Image Interest. Wait, so do I have a set PLAN?!?!?? woooooo!… I decided I would regret not trying it… if all else fails & I decide its not my thangg, I can go back to the original plan (guidance counseling, etc.)- but for now, I feel like this is the BEST OPTION for me.
Anyways, In Nutrition class, we did introductions and went over the syllabus… the usual… and in the syllabus, my teacher (who is superrr nice, btw!) Emphasized this statement I’m gonna share with you:
“The foods you eat are secondary to all the other things that feed you—your relationships, career, spirituality, and exercise routine. Those are the things we call primary foods. All that we consider today as nutrition is really just a secondary source of energy. We hunger for play, touch, romance, intimacy, love, achievement, success, art, music, self-expression, leadership, excitement, adventure and spirituality. All of these elements are essential forms of nourishment. The extent to which we are able to incorporate them determines how enjoyable and worthwhile our lives feel.” (Taken from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.)
I found this quote SO INSIGHTFUL and interesting… What do you guys think? Do you think the food you eat is primary or secondary?? Please answer this- I’m really interested in what you all have to say about this. I think that this is the HEALTHY relationship we all yearn for, but being so interested in food/body, it seems as though it has become a primary form of nourishment: but in the quest to be healthy- when does it become UNHEALTHY? (sorry to go all philosophical on you guys!!) But I thought this was important to bring up and I really want to know what you guys think!
So yes, enough with this and on to food :)… In the past couple days I’ve been living off EGGS. Seriously, the most amazing food, really. They are so yummy and good for you! Oh, and I’ve discovered the art of MICROWAVING eggs (never did it before until 2 weeks ago!) I usually have 1 egg and add whites, or 2… I eat enough oatmeal, so I don’t think I’ll have to worry about my cholesterol 😉 hahah
Here are a couple of EGG Creations I’ve enjoyed>>>>>>>>
Egg “Patty” (the way it’s microwaved looks patty-like… even though I hate that word!) with spinach (clearly trying to use up the frozen spinach!) and mushrooms with WHITE sweet potatoes- first time I’ve tried them!- Sticking with the ol’ fashion sweet potatoes though!
And my Color coordinated organization of fruit! HA!
Tomorrow I will finally have a whole day of food… I hope! (Depends how I do dinner, since it will be the first meal in the Dining Hall… dun dun dunnnn!) Have a good Monday everybody! 🙂