Never underestimate the power of a healthy meal

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   Posted 6/30/2010 11:28 AM (GMT -7)   
I was so bad this morning, I baked a batch of blueberry muffins and ate my way through the entire batch in four hours!! This led to my having a huge crash and crying.. so I made myself a big bowl of fresh organic salad and suddenly I feel much better.

I can't stress enough how important eating healthy is for a person with bipolar. my whole life i've craved and indulged in the unhealthiest of sugary foods and just recently I started buying only healthy things at the grocery store, forcing me to eat a balanced diet and trying to get in my omega-3, b vitamins, lots of grain products, folic acid, lots of protein, lots and lots of berries and zinc and calcium, the basic "things that a bipolar person should eat" ive been able to come up with on the internet because i have no money right now in my spending account but as soon as i do i plan on buying a few books off amazon about controlling bipolar with diet (in addition to medication).

none of my posts are very organized as i just kind of type without thinking about where things are going but really, if you're feeling down, force yourself to eat the biggest healthiest meal you can come up with (or even order if you can't cook, just don't get junk)!!
"crazy" french girl with bipolar II

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   Posted 6/30/2010 12:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree with you about eating healthy.. I eat broccoli almost everyday.... no suger in the morning.. and take vitamins..
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   Posted 7/1/2010 9:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Anything that raises blood sugar improves mood - temporarily and then a big crash. Don't get sucked into it!

voix - may want to cut out grains and replace with beans. Should have good result. Also the "low-fat" diet for bipolar is only if you are on certain medications that are affected by that. I'm on a high-fat diet - it helps control my mood swings - and I can't find ANY proof that it is unhealthy.

Thanks for bringing attention back to diet. I believe it is so important. I went camping, ate granola bar, peanut butter jelly sandwich, cereal and milk , smores... and I was CRAZY irritable and starting to swing again. One healthy, high-fat meal can make an enormus difference!

I see a nutritionist tomorrow and will have a lot more information. I'll share. :)

and voix - I have a book I can send you. Email me your address and I'll put it in the mail for you!
Bipolar 2
Borderline Personality Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Panic Disorder

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   Posted 7/2/2010 5:33 PM (GMT -7)   
i would absolutely love a book, what is your email address? :)

also what is the difference of cutting out grains and switching to beans? I don't think i've eaten beans more than twice in my life, i'm not sure if i like them!
whole grain bread and nutrigrain bars on the other hand, i'm addicted.
"crazy" french girl with bipolar II

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