Eat good food

Having breakfast, with complex carbs and protein, within an hour of waking up, can make all the difference to my day. I discovered that by following the diet in a book called “Potatoes Not Prozac”, which stabilized my moods amazingly (when no other food-based approach had ever helped). I massively recommend it. Your well-self can find out much more at – you’ll need to get it in place when you’re well, so it’s not too hard when you’re depressed.

Same goes for lunch and dinner – make sure they include both complex carbs (sweet potato, baked potato in skin, brown rice, oats etc) and protein (meat, nuts, cheese, legumes etc).

My go-to breakfast smoothie

  • Frozen banana (because blending warms it up a bit)
  • Berries (pref organic)
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats (and no, it doesn’t make it gluggy, surprisingly)
  • Some yoghurt
  • Some baby spinach leaves (makes it ugly brown, but still tastes good)
  • A small dash of salt (intensifies the flavours)
  • A bit of coconut oil
  • Water
  • Unflavoured protein powder (add last)

Blend it all up, adding the protein powder once everything else is well blended (or it gets a little frothy).

Other easy meals

• Peanut butter on banana
• Eggs/beans/sardines.vegemite on toast
• Baked (sw) potatoes, meat from freezer
• Frittata
• Tin of tuna & some lettuce leaves and avocado if I have it
• Takeaway – delivery, Uber Eats, Pizza

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