Sigh...at least this morning has been better.
Speaking of this morning, one of my tasks to do today is research a gluten free/paleo style diet. You see, I have suffered from anxiety and sometimes depression since I was fairly young. At one point, I was having panic attacks frequently. Well I have tried counseling, Bible studies specific to this topic, and even medications. However, the one thing that I have begun to notice being a huge help is my diet (in addition to prayer/Bible study). Thanks to our college minister's wife, I have been learning about all the ways that your diet can affect you mentally. In addition, a child psychiatrist spoke in one of my classes about his recommendations to parents concerning gluten free diets for children with most mental disorders.
Mr. Ketchup and I love food. We love our favorite burger joint where we order a mound of absolutely amazing cheese fries, to go along with our burger and side of fries. I also love chocolate, Nutella, cheesecake. Cheese bread...yum. I could go on and on about how much I love food.
But...food affects me mentally.
Now don't get me wrong. I know there are TONS of options for people on gluten free diets. I know that I can make special chocolate cupcakes with honey and almond flour. Thanks to my friend mentioned above, I have tried some amazing food that has been cooked this way. However, we will have to be dedicated to spending the extra time and money (maybe) that this will require. I can't come home from a 9+ hour day at school and stop by a fast food place. I have to start planning freezer meals and easy meals that I can throw together quickly.
I have to be organized...