What makes us eat “comfort food”? In a word: STRESS!
Posts Tagged 'Nutrition'
Last night I watched the “Biggest Loser”, a special on where are they now. It looked back on past contestants who have won from each season and how they have maintained their weight loss. A part of the show was focused on preparing a healthy, but a delicious meal. The celebrity chef took a common dish and created a healthy version. For example, stuffing is traditionally made from butter and bread; while the healthier version was made from wheat bread, apples and oil. The Chef also suggested cooking individual, skinless turkey breasts, instead of an entire turkey.
Back in 2005 Greek Yogurt wasn’t in the dairy case and Acai was simply a rare Amazon berry; this was also the last time that the U.S. revised its dietary guidelines for Americans and the visual food pyramid, called MyPyramid, that accompanies them.
As I walked down the isle of Target today, I noticed the ridiculous number of special treat items that seem to magically appear only during this time of the year. The yard of red licorice (which I bought for a family member) was by far the healthiest option in comparison to it’s neighbors; the super size Reece’s Peanut Butter Cup (almost 1140 calories per cup) and the Peeps milk chocolate trees, which just sound disgusting.
About this time of year we enter the festival of foods and family: Thanksgiving.
And Thanksgiving Day is just the beginning of the party season with its abundance of cookies, candy, pie, cakes and other delights of the season. It brings us joy to share delicious foods and special drinks with our family and friends. Delicious at the time! But we are so sorry afterwards.