What is a Mental Health Food Blog?
This is a blog that I have created that focuses on how my anxiety and food have intertwined since the development of irritable bowel syndrome. Food anxiety has become a real issue for me, and I sometimes struggle, in my current social circle, to find people who feel the same. Perhaps this could help to find just one person who feels the same.
This blog aims to combine mental health and food, in order to share recipes that appease my anxieties, and discuss the effects of IBS on my mental health.
What are you planning on posting?
I want to post recipes that I cultivated over the past year that are dairy-free and gluten-free. Sometimes I think that food blogs that focus on these areas can be overly complex. (No, I do not want to get my salt from the highest peak of the Himalayas, thank you.) These will be simple, quick recipes that have safe ingredients, ones that I have found not to trigger my anxiety. When your mental health takes a toll, there often is not enough energy left to spend worrying what food to eat. This is to take some strain off the decision.
I also want to post blogs about my own personal journey with food anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, and IBS. I have a psychology background, so I want to have evidence-based blogs about the diets, the symptoms, and the hell that these conditions can cause.
Who are you?
While it is no secret to anyone who knows me that I have IBS, GAD, and a lot of other nonsense, it does not mean I want the whole world to know. Specifically, future employers. When it comes to anxieties, people can make the wrong assumption that we are weak, and timid, because we are scared of a whole lot of things (when in fact, we are insanely strong for having to deal with them each day). An assumption I do not want employers to have of me. So I choose to remain anonymous. As a general idea, I am in my 20’s, with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology (who doesn’t?).
Can you have a ‘frequently asked questions’ when no one asked you anything?
This is Anxious and Hungry.