I have actually posted about my personal dietary routine before, Thought for Food. So fear not, you haven’t “clogged up” anything too terribly. :)
Now that Baby Cranquis is a over a year old, he’s eating pretty much everything we eat, EXCEPT we’re holding off on giving him anything “sweet” (desserts, candy, syrup, honey) as long as possible, to hopefully strengthen his tastes for the healthy stuff (veggies, grains, and we allow all the sweet fruits he wants). Whatever his 6 teeth can’t chew up, we blend up. I guess we really haven’t given him much dairy yet either (except a few trials of eggs and milk to see if he has any allergies to them), but he’s still getting all the breast-milk he wants — as long as he gets plenty of produce, he won’t be calcium-deficient by any means.
Being a doctor can certainly jack up your eating habits, if you let it. I really pushed my nutrition to the back-burner during my 3rd-year of med school, and somewhat again during intern year of residency — and I paid the price. I would get sick so often, I felt tired all the time (which I at first chalked up to “being a med student/resident”), I would struggle with depression. After I started being more proactive about eating better whenever possible, my overall physical and mental health improved (though I still felt tired and sometimes depressed, but heck, that’s the life of a resident.)
It’s truly sad how doctors and other healthcare providers often have some of the poorest lifestyles (nutrition, exercise, sleep, water, time away from the job). We have to start practicing what we preach! Nowadays, we laugh at doctors who still smoke — but I predict that someday, we will laugh at doctors who still eat McDonald’s.
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