Watch what you eat – Seriously. Watch what you eat

What you put in your body affects your brain and your mind. If you feel like crap after a crappy snack or meal, it’s no surprise if your spirit starts to feel down, as well.

If people cut out all the non-foods we’re sold, I’d bet money that we’d see a sharp drop in violence, depression, and a whole host of other ills.

For myself, I’ve gotten rid of the bread from my diet, and most other grains are not far behind. I still have some rice on a regular basis, but the wheat and other types of grains are pretty much gone. It gets challenging, when there’s an easy snack on had, such as chocolate-layered cookies, or some other cleverly disguised use of flour. But it can be done.

And to tell you the truth, I think that’s why I’m feeling better. I’m over-extended from over-work and not enough sleep, but I can’t imagine how I’d feel if I were still eating junk food and bread like I used to.

Another thing I’m doing is forcing myself to forage for my food. I don’t have easy snacks stashed in the cupboards. (Well, they’re there, but I don’t go for them anymore.) I make myself find and prepare my snacks and meals. Not just pull out a box, open it, cut open a bag, and dump the contents into a dish (or my mouth).

There’s something satisfying about that — making myself work for my food. Like we used to have to, before we got all civilized and such.

Now, it’s time for lunch.

Author: brokenbrilliant

I am a long-term multiple (mild) Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI or TBI) survivor who experienced assaults, falls, car accidents, sports-related injuries in the 1960s, '70s, '80s, and '90s. My last mild TBI was in 2004, but it was definitely the worst of the lot. I never received medical treatment for my injuries, some of which were sports injuries (and you have to get back in the game!), but I have been living very successfully with cognitive/behavioral (social, emotional, functional) symptoms and complications since I was a young kid. I’ve done it so well, in fact, that virtually nobody knows that I sustained those injuries… and the folks who do know, haven’t fully realized just how it’s impacted my life. It has impacted my life, however. In serious and debilitating ways. I’m coming out from behind the shields I’ve put up, in hopes of successfully addressing my own (invisible) challenges and helping others to see that sustaining a TBI is not the end of the world, and they can, in fact, live happy, fulfilled, productive lives in spite of it all.

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