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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:12 PM

Comfort Food.

I don't know if you can call it comfort food because it's not something I generally reach for, but there are some days when I just feel physically sick and the strangest things snap me out of it. A coke and a candy bar, for instance. Maybe once every two months when it feels like I'm going to lose another productive day, the coke and candy bar fix helps to get my thoughts together. I've had the same luck with a root beer.

However, these fixes turn to poison if I do it two days in a row.

Anybody have the same experiences with vice foods or comfort foods?

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Baitball Blogger Apr 2012 OP
siligut Apr 2012 #1
Baitball Blogger Apr 2012 #2
siligut Apr 2012 #3
benld74 Apr 2012 #4
Baitball Blogger Apr 2012 #5
GoCubsGo Apr 2012 #10
pink-o Apr 2012 #6
Baitball Blogger Apr 2012 #7
pink-o Apr 2012 #8
femmocrat Apr 2012 #9

Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:02 PM

1. My husband's family is from the Ukraine

And he believes vodka clears his head. It doesn't seem to phase him at all when he drinks it and he is clear headed in the morning He doesn't drink it often, so like you, it may be if he did it too often he would feel bad.

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Response to siligut (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:01 PM

2. I guess I should be happy that it's just a coca cola and candy bar.

Vodka would knock me off my feet!

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:14 PM

3. Me too

That is why I pointed out his ancestry, Ukes* are tough and Mr gut is twice my size. I get what you are saying about quick sugar, caffeine and chocolate though, it can pick you up, but make you feel poorly if you do it too often.







* I can call him a Uke and stereotype him, I love him and live with him.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:26 PM

4. Crunchy peanut butter - offa the spoon!

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Response to benld74 (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:30 PM

5. That's not comfort food for me.

That's a main vittles.

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Response to benld74 (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 10:33 PM

10. Yup.

Preferably the "natural" kind that one has to stir. Crunch, smooth...either will do.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:34 PM

6. there are days when I wish I never had to eat. I could seriously live on coffee.

And that is my comfort "food". I could give up eating all together, but it's cold-dead-hand territory for that 16 oz Latte cup!!!



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Response to pink-o (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:38 PM

7. When I was young I could exist on next to nothing.

I even felt that high that people talk about--which is actually your body eating its own protein. What I would do to go back to my thirties and have a chance to say NO! to the HMO system that interfered with that metabolism.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:49 PM

8. Oh, yeah. I did the same in my 30s.

And 20 some years later, my metabolism still pays the price! I would go without solid food for weeks at a time, and I experienced that exact high you're talking about--also, a complete exhaustion and messed up brain chemistry!

And if the objective was to lose weight...well, any young thang that has an inclination to try it, listen up! The human body evolved to very efficiently store fat if it was put into "famine" mode. Which means that if you starve yourself, you might drop some lbs initially, but you'll put it all back on--and probably a LOT more!--once you start eating normally again.

So even though there's a part of me that would love to forgo food, I make sure I get three squares a day and a nutritious snack. It's just every once in awhile I give into my old ways and don't bother to eat.

And for everyone out there who wishes they had that problem? No. You don't. Bon Appetit, ENJOY your meals!!

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 10:29 PM

9. Candy, yes. Coke, no way.

My favorite comfort food is ice cream.

The caffeine in the coke and the chocolate is probably giving you a jolt.

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