One of my favorite ways to spend an evening is surrounded by my friends and family sitting at the dinner table. There is nothing better than eating great food and having great conversation. Having a European mother, I was never hungry. She makes everything and anything. If you know my mom, you know that when she cooks, she cooks to feed ten or more.
So I grew up eating nothing but amazing and great food. When I moved out on my own during my university days I tried to take some of my moms cooking lessons with me. But we all know life can get a little busy sometimes and it’s easy to grab snacks out of our bags or finish that half eaten sandwich for dinner.
After being diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, I really had to step back for a moment. I loved sweets and anything else that wasn’t good for you. Chocolate, chips, candy… One of my favorite things about moving out was that I could eat a chocolate bar before dinner and never get in trouble. But now I had a medical condition and I wanted to make sure I wasn’t doing anything to my body that was affecting my health. We are what we eat right?
Eating healthy was so hard to do in the beginning! I am still learning every day what is good for you and what isn’t. I have found that when I eat better, I have a lot more energy and my body works better. Here a few little tips that I live by. Hope you enjoy them!