Comfort Food : The Pathetic Attempts of Seana Lucy Smith Trying To Stay Calm In A World That Has Something Against Her : Week 11

My weekly diary to record how I’m doing on my  Do Less and Stay Calm goals for 2015.  A way of keeping myself accountable.

My six favourite 

I don’t know about you but I’ve got a long and involved history with comfort eating. I think it might have all begun with some huge treacle toffees that my gran used to give us as kids.

As quite a young child, I would steal pennies from my mum’s purse and buy two buns to eat on the way to school. (I’ve given up stealing, by the way.)

In my teens and 20s there was some serious over-eating and over-drinking going on. But I’ve mellowed and managed to get away from the whole packets of cheap and nasty biscuits and tub of ice cream kind of comfort eating.

My motto is:

Never eat cheap crap for comfort.

How can abusing your body be comforting?

I’m certainly doing some comfort eating in these tricky times.

I’m certain the fats and carbs are helping to keep me calm.  Exercise too!

My 6 Fave (Slighty More) Wholesome Comfort Foods

Melted cheese

I just put chopped or grated cheese into a bowl and microwave it, then when it’s all gooey I pout off some of the fat and eat it with a fork, love the stringy bits, love the crunchy bits.

NB Adding peas gives extra vitamins and yumminess.

Milk powder cream

Mix powdered milk with warm water to make a thick cream and eat slowly with a teaspoon. Yum!

NB Must be full fat milk powder, semi-skimmed was a huge disappointment.

Brown rice with butter and parmesan

Warmed together with extra parmesan sprinkled on top. This got me through all my pregnancies and is still a firm comfort fave.

NB Always eat from your very favourite bowl.

Hard crunchy nuts and carrots

Excellent for when needing comfort food because of anger. Chomp and crunch the nuts and carrots and work off some aggravation.

NB Cucumber doesn’t work at all.

Dark fairtrade chocolate

When you need a boost of good nutrients as well as a taste sensation. You know you’re doing yourself good. Dark chocolate is ideal dipped briefly in hot chai tea and then licked.

NB 100g a day got me through breastfeeding those twins many moons ago.

Very expensive dark chocolates

To be bought and consumed when feeling angry with or neglected by your other half.  It’s good to buy phenomenally expensive chocolate on these occasions as a childish punishment of the joint bank account.

NB Also you’re likely to eat less.

comfort foods

So, is it only me?

What’s your favourite comfort food?

Got any unusual ones? 

Take it easy

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The Pathetic Attempts of Seana Lucy Smith Trying To Stay Calm In A World That Has Something Against Her

My weekly diary to record how I’m doing on my  Do Less and Stay Calm goals for 2015.  A way of keeping myself accountable.

Week 1 :  The 2015 Goals List

 Week 2 :  Coming Unstuck

Week 3 :  On Greediness + Neediness

Week 4 :   January Check Up

Week 5 : Teenagers + swearing

Week 6 : A Swim and a Book

Week 7 : Boarding School

Week 8 : Office Job + Feb Review

Week 9 : Exercise and Alcohol as March goals

Week 10 : Just One Thing

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