Over the last few years, I have come to realize the importance of knowing what you are eating as well as what you should be eating. My first two years of nursing school, I pretty much ate whatever I wanted (which most of the time was very unhealthy) when I had time. Most days I would not eat breakfast at all and wouldn’t eat lunch until 2 or 3 o’clock (if i even ate lunch). I ate a lot of snacks that were definitely not healthy. The only meal that was balanced was dinner because my parents cooked and made me eat even though I was usually too busy studying or doing homework. I found myself not feeling the best all of the time and I had no energy to do anything and just felt “blah” a lot of the time. It wasn’t until then that I realized that I wanted to be better about what I was eating. After coming to this realization, I now (for the most part) eat three balanced meals a day and choose to eat healthier snack foods throughout the day. There are definitely some days where I fall off the wagon and I definitely have some cheat days. But, for the most part, after changing the way I eat, I feel so much better and have more energy and overall just feel much healthier. I have provided a reference to the CDC’s website that serves as a guide to improve your eating habits as well as a great Ted Talk.
Improving your eating habits. (2020, August 17). Retrieved August 17, 2021, from https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/losing_weight/eating_habits.html