I like to eat. I think this is quite obvious as I run a food and health blog. I am also a mah-jor snacky-type person. I get all slump-y without snacking. I also get grouchy. When I’m grouchy, I’m about as much fun as an old man in congress discussing my ladyparts. Needless to say, it’s not pretty.
Fortunately for ME, there is a cure…PROTEIN, FAT, AND CARBOHYDRATES…for the congressmen? Oh WAIT…there IS a cure…VOTE.
I can’t explain fully how I feel when I get the urge to snack. When it’s not out of boredom, it’s almost as though I start to itch from the inside, like I have this little niggling urge in the back of my brain. It’s gets exponentially more irritating after that. When I finally deign to condescend to its urging, the itch subsides immediately. I am not as tired, not as droopy, I look considerably less like Amanda Bynes after a trip to….well….anywhere alcohol is served. Though I’m never at risk of a DUI, or you know, putting others at risk by my idiocy, I do feel pretty haggard.
I have learned one thing since the beginning of my fitness journey. I.Need.Protein. I don’t always obey that need, especially because I really hate meat, but I try. I also know I need fat. I do not need meat based fat, or dairy based saturated fat, no one really needs those after you’re past age two, but coconut based sat fat or monounsaturated fats like my boyfriend the avocado, or my bestie Mr Peanut? I need those.
By the way, Don’t blame Mr Peanut for the salmonella!! HE was TAINTED. He was forced to live in squalor and acquiesce to the evil demands of giant corporations….pobre Senor Peanut, he just wants to take a shower and be held while he cries. He only has a monocle and cane to defend him…he has no glasses, he CAN’T SEE WITHOUT HIS GLASSES!!!(a cookie for the scamp who first recognizes the film line in there, who said it, and where it’s from.)
I need to eat about 150 calories every couple/few hours. I know this. What your body needs will definitely be different, but essentially, we all need to keep our engine revved.
Here are some of my favorites.