posted on Aug, 22 2004 @ 10:36 AM
Take a Nutrition class, and you'll be amazed how what you eat can effect you emotionally, mentally, and physically. What you eat can definitely
change the way you feel. Most notably NOT eating, or eating crap so you don't have the nutrients you need.
Certain foods can make you feel better without a stimulant effect. Chocolate and cheese are the most notable these days. Chocolate makes one feel
loved and happy. Cheese, its now said, even has a chemical that mimics opiates in the brain. Yay cheese!
A lil anecdote: I decided in college years ago not to eat to lose weight and because I had little money. I would eat rice in chicken broth as my main
meal, maybe some dry cereal, and some water with lemon. I lost a significant amount (obviously), but when I would go for days with little food, I
would be so depressed that my days were torture, and I would cry and be hurt by others so easily. I would eat, and immediately my mood would lift. If
I ate an orange, I would be superwoman. People would ask me what my problem was, and I just thought everyone was an a-hole
Took a little
perspective and a good meal to figure out the problem was me and what I was or wasn't eating.
Another: My mother feeds my dad mini snickers bars when he is being cranky. He has no idea this is going on. On trips, she'll bring a bag of minis.
He never wonders where the snickerbars come from...
Anyhow, I'm off to eat a Hershey bar dipped in cheese-whiz.
[edit on 22-8-2004 by RedBalloon]