(#food cw, this is not a post about #ed but it is possible it could trigger someone so #eating disorder just in case)
here we go time to embarrass myself
so i really hate that i have to write this but here i am. this is the reality of my life and for once i feel well enough mentally to reach out and get help.
long story short, my financial situation was utterly wrecked in 2013-2014. i am only just now starting to stabilize, and my finances are precarious enough that any blip (like dropping my phone and demolishing the screen and having to replace it last month) can completely fuck up all my careful planning and drain my miserable savings. one of the consequences of this is that i do not go grocery shopping very often, and when i do go i don’t buy enough food to last me all the way till the next time i shop. sometimes, i just forget to eat, but i also make the conscious decision not to. on average, i eat maybe 10 meals a week. i keep going by snacking a lot, which is fine, because honestly i don’t always have the energy to cook dinner and i rarely have the time to eat breakfast.
the issue is, the snacks i know to look for, the cheap stuff i grew up on which was only ever meant to be snacks and not to sustain someone on a day to day basis–those aren’t going to cut it nutritionally. i’m tired all the time, i feel sick pretty easily, and i know a good portion of this feeling can be contributed to not eating a balanced diet. i didn’t grow up in a place or an environment that paid attention to nutrition all that much, so i don’t really know what to do.
basically, i’m asking if anyone has advice on affordable, healthy snacks i can start working into my routine. stuff that will provide energy and at least some nutrients. i want to feel better, but i still need to watch my bank account. anything i can get in bulk that won’t go bad quickly would be great–especially stuff that requires minimum prep. i don’t have any food allergies (but i hate nuts, except peanuts, which i know are technically legumes but whatever), so almost anything goes. even if u can just point me in the direction of bloggers or whatever who specialize in this stuff.
please, i know this sounds silly, and if u wanna judge me for being almost 24 and apparently not knowing how to feed myself you are more than welcome (altho u are also welcome to eat your own asshole for all i care), but i really do want help. and if u think you can do that, i would very, very much appreciate it.