Thursday, April 04, 2013
I got into the habit of eating small portions of nuts following a diet through Prevention Magazine's web site. The diet was called the DTour Diet, for diabetes. I do not have diabetes, but I was tested for hypoglycemia when I was twenty, and was found to be "borderline hypoglycemic". My blood sugar level went down to 55 and stayed there after a fasting blood glucose level test. And so a diet with 5 - 6 meals is preferable for me.
All this to explain that when I am scooping out 1 - 2 tablespoons of nuts, I eat one cashew. Or walnut, or almond. I hold it up to my husband and say, "The sacrificial cashew" before I pop it into my mouth. Lately, the "sacrificial" category has expanded. The other morning, I grabbed one flake off the top of my husband's bowl of breakfast cereal. "The sacrificial flake" was what I said to him. He commented on how many sacrificial offerings there had been lately. I guess I am going to have to eliminate this food category now. Who do I think I am kidding?