For years people have been telling me that a healthy diet will help combat having a mental illness. I never really tried because I’m an emotional eater and eating the bad things I like seemed to always make me feel better. I never imagined that it was the bad things that I was eating that actually kept me feeling horrible.
One of the great benefits of my Do Not Eat list is that I have a new sense of tranquility. I don’t feel like I’m on the brink of just lashing out at someone for something stupid or combating a barrage of negative thoughts. The change in my diet is the only thing that can be responsible for it because nothing else has changed.
The feeling of peace is quite addictive and I do not want to go back to feeling the way I used to feel. I know in the long run this decision will make my mental and emotional health better so I will face each craving with the certainty that mental and physical health improvements are guaranteed.