Day 27- Worst Habit
My worst habit is emotional eating. If I’m bored, lonely or stressed, out comes the food…usually Jalapeno Cheddar Doritos. With the end of my marriage, I should have bought stocks in Doritos! Not sure how I did it but in the first year after the end of marriage, I somehow LOST 20lbs while eating primarily Doritos and pizza…go figure. Start feeling better and more stronger, start eating healthier and gained the weight back so I’m back at a healthier weight for me again.
Thankfully, over time, I’ve discovered that I can substitute Doritos for carrots and spicy hummus. I still indulge in Doritos occasionally, but try to stick with carrots and spicy hummus…healthier and cheaper too.
What is your worst habit?
Day 5 – Your favourite comfort foods and why
My favourite comfort foods depends on my mood. My daily “retreat” is a nice cup of chai – Starbucks chai latte, lactose-free, no water is the best, in my humble opinion.
My go-to comfort food when stressed is Jalapeno Cheddar Doritos. When that craving gets too out of control though, I switch to carrots and spicy hummus.
My go-to comfort food that takes me back to my childhood is an old family recipe called “Elsie’s casserole”. My great, great aunt “created” the recipe, from a time when measurements were in lbs…lbs of ground beef, lbs of sausage, lbs of spaghetti. A whole bunch of yummy.
My go-to comfort food during the winter is a nice warm bowl of home-made veggie soup with garlic bread.
I think the comfort food that my kids will remember from their childhood is pumpkin loaf. I have made it for them their entire lives, and whenever it’s baking, it feels like “home”.
What are your comfort foods?