A question: Has your nutrition studies changes your own eating habits? Do you pay more attention on macro- and micronutrients? What would you recommend for resources if someone would like to study nutrition on they own?
I have gotten questions recently regarding whether i have become a vegetarian/vegan and the answer is no. I dont like labelling myself and i am neither a vegetarian or a vegan, though i am mainly eating quorn rather than chicken or fish, and that is because i dont crave meat or fish. Buying quorn products isnt exactly cheap, but for me i dont mind putting the money on quorn products as that is what i enjoy eating at the moment. But eating this way has nothing to do with what my studies have taught me, it is just what my body is craving!
If there is one thing that studying nutrition has done to "change me", that is that i dont like looking at the ingredient list anymore. I used to do this before buying a product, but now when i am more aware of what all the different ingredients do in the body i sometimes feel like i dont even want to know that that is what i am eating/putting into my body. It might not sound the best, but i know that 95% of what i eat is balanced and nutritious but that other 5% of the time when i might buy something with trans fats or with lots of sodium or such, i dont want to know that that is in the food. Not that i would feel guilty, i mean i already know what is in the food... but at the same time i dont want to see it written down. For example when i was recovering, i knew how much calories was in food but for me it helped to not see the GDA/nutritional value because then it was set in stone that that was the calorie amount. Even if i already knew, i didnt want to see it in words. It might sound strange, but that is how my mind works... hahah.