If there’s one thing that I have learned through being ill its that whatever I eat, ill more than likely end up feeling rubbish after it!
For this reason I spent quite a lot of time avoiding certain foods such as spices, onions and fatty food. It mad2e my life difficult as I wasn’t able to eat out or go round to peoples houses to eat. This was particularly difficult as I go round to my boyfriends house for tea very often and I have to take my own food round to cook.
This became quite embarrassing and has affected my social life quite badly. If any of my friends went out for food and invited me I would always decline because I was so embarrassed. Due to this, a lot of my friends just thought I was being rude and have therefore distanced themselves from me.
One thing that stuck in my mind was something my boyfriend said to me. He said:
Georgia, you may as well eat and eat something you enjoy because you’re just going to feel crap either way so you may as well be healthy and feel like crap rather than in the hospital and feeling like crap!
Since he said this to me and it has been in my head, my mindset on food has changed. Why shouldn’t I be enjoying what I eat? Everyone else does.
Ever since then I decided to start cooking my own meals. I started experimenting to see what foods I enjoy and what I don’t. It’s become a new hobby and something I like doing to relax!
One more positive to this is that my mum and boyfriend enjoy trying out the new food I make. This is something else that makes me feel more positive knowing that they are enjoying something I have made.
Thanks for reading :)!