Soccer Mom/Raw Vegan
more raw. hurrah
You're not eating enough, Lisa. Raw, vegan, whatever. You need a certain amount of calories to sustain body function. That's nutrition 101. I worry. Food is fuel. Calories are heat. Your body needs enough to support cell growth, heart and brain and muscle function. And respiratory systems. Please. Try to eat more. My two year old grandson eats more before ten thirty in the morning than you do all day. Much of it vegan, much of it raw. He weighs 32 pounds. Do you see what I am saying? It is taking me a lot of courage to say this. But I worry and if I have overstepped bounds, please forgive me. But I have been reading your blogs for a long time and I feel as if we are, in a way, somehow connected and I want you to be healthy. I am not asking you to eat meat or dairy or cooked food. Just...more food. In some way, I do love you.
Hi Mary - You have in no way overstepped your bounds. We are connected and I think of you as extended family. Thank you for thinking of me. I should probably start including the amounts of what I eat on here - they are not small. One of the wonderful things about this is that I put no limits on the amount of stuff I eat. My doctor is on board and I'm taking supplements for things like D that I cannot get just through fruits and veg. Thank you for looking out for me. And I promise, if I'm ever out your way, I will ask you to make me pancakes. xoxoxo
Thank you, Ms. Moon, for having the courage to say what I have been thinking. Lisa, please be careful and don't let healthy eating slide into an eating disorder. You are too special and have so much to give to your family and the rest of the world. It's great to eat healthy foods (I'm still an omnivore, but you have inspired me to modify my diet to include more fruits and vegetables), but please eat enough to continue to be healthy.https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/orthorexia-nervosaAre you planning tomorrow's menu today? Is the virtue you feel about what you eat more important than the pleasure you receive from eating it?Have you become stricter with yourself? Does your self-esteem get a boost from eating healthy? Do you skip foods you once enjoyed in order to eat the "right" foods? Do you feel guilt when you stray from your diet? When you eat the way you're supposed to, do you feel in total control?
Thank you for worrying about me. I mean it. You'll see what I wrote above to Mrs. Moon. I'm in the clear for anorexia. I'm at healthy weight that I feel good about and I put no limits on the amount of food I eat, I just concentrate on healthy foods that I feel good about. Thanks again and I will keep all this in mind as I go forward! xo