So I think I am Omega 3 deficient. Despite throwing in Omega 3-rich flax seeds ito some of my meals I don’t think I am getting enough. I could take a supplement, but Flax Seed Oil supplements come in gel caps, as in gelatin, as in animal bones. If I am going to eat bones, why not just eat some darn salmon?!
I sometimes smell meat dishes and think they seem fabulous and read menus at restaurants and know a chicken, pork, or beef dish would probably be delicious, but I am not tempted. I’m only tempted by fish, mainly by salmon. My meatless hero Alicia Silverstone even mentions the occasional “slip” and how her love for meaty sushi sometimes gets the best of her. Heck, macrobiotics is basically veganism with a little fish thrown into the mix, so it’s a healthy thing (more so when you know exactly where it’s coming from of course).
I have to ease up on myself and know that there is no harm in taking some bites. If I feel awful about it, then I don’t have to do it again. If I feel tons better after a little bit, then I know it’s something that I need every now and then to maintain my health. I think I need to listen my cravings on this one.
Oh the tangled web of figuring out what’s best for me. Nutrition is tricky! It's amazing that there is still so much mystery after eight months of focusing so intently on health. There is just no perfect path to follow. Everyone’s needs are different. Everyone gets balanced in a different way.
I do know that my favorite super food is still vegetable juice (with a little hot sauce and some lime or lemon juice). I mentioned a while ago, but it is the Elixir of Life. I drink it most days after work when I get home. I feel so good after a big glass of it!
What foods make you feel amazing?