Remind me how to eat
September 25, 2010 7:05 AM Subscribe
I've been skipping meals. Help me knock it off and be healthy.
posted by Andrhia to health & fitness (36 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
I've been incredibly busy the last few months. (Two little kids and a career with relentless deadlines.) Something had to go. Unfortunately, the thing that went was eating.
I've been routinely sitting at my computer in my home office in the mornings to do a few things while I figure out what to have for breakfast. I want something fast, but healthy. Something that isn't the product of ten thousand hours of fine American food engineering. Something not too crazy carb-heavy; diabetes runs in my family, and I'm concerned for my future. Something like, like... hmm. I won't think of anything, so I'll keep working.
A couple of hours later, I'll wander into the kitchen thinking, "OK, now it's REALLY time I have GOT to eat something." I'll make a cup of coffee, stare at my cupboards, fail to find anything I want to eat, and then go work some more while I try to figure it out.
Sometimes at around 3 I'll get my act together before I have to pick up my daughter from school, and I'll have something really awful -- some Oreos or crackers, or a bowl of ramen noodles, or maybe I'll nuke a hot dog out of desperation. Exactly the kind of food I was trying to come up with an alternative to eating in the first place.
There is probably an insidious little subconscious process going on. I kinda want to drop some weight anyway, and it's possible that deep down, this seems like an easy way to do it. But I know this isn't the right way.
So: Help me, MetaFilter! How can I not do this anymore? What can I stock my fridge with that will make it easy for me to just grab something healthy quickly? I'm pretty sure I used to eat stuff during the day, I just can't remember what any of it *was*.
Complications: No peanuts or tree nuts in the house. Preferably no meat. Little to no prep time.