I have been hit with some sad news and have some things to come to terms with in my life. My first reaction of course, was to eat! My body may be healing but my brain is still broken! Anyway, I found myself trying to find the least damaging food in the house and found a bag of peanuts in the shell, unsalted.
I sat down with them in a large bowl and set out a small bowl for the shells. It was very satisfying to sort thru the nuts, choose one, crack it and pick out the peanuts and eat them one at a time. Then, as my small bowl of peanut shells filled I did a mental check on myself and realized that it was time to end the snack because I had eaten all I needed. The shells were kind of a visual addition to the whole experience, satisfying in a way, like the smoke from my cigarette used to feel when I was smoking.
I don't know if this will help anyone but it really helped me today. Peanuts have good fats, some protein and some carbs and I know that there are many snacks out there I could eat that could be much worse for me. So, next time you're at the store and see unsalted peanuts in the shell, buy a bag. They are emotionally, texturally, and physically satisfying to munch on, not to mention the fact that they kind of make a bit of a mess which gives a little clean-up ceremony to the whole snack experience!
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
~Please remember that 50% of all doctors graduated in the bottom half of their class! Yours may be one of them...
=================="People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in
, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
Post Edited (Jeannie143) : 9/25/2007 9:02:16 AM (GMT-6)