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Great article !! Wonderful advice !! It's one of my favorites.
Yummy, is about all I can say. Lol...no really I'm so excited to know that comfort food can be Healthy!
I had a banana with pb, yogurt and cereal yesterday that really hit the spot!
This article makes me hungry.
Good info. Thanks.
I found these comments, better yet they were put on my page by someone who cares, and that makes me feel I don't know , so many things . One I am afraid to lose theme. I am not so good at with the PC. Then I feel great that there is out there a big world full of hope and wonderful people who are very willing to share everything with you. I don't want to lose this site .
I am comforted by the fact that I like all these foods and they are good for me. I am unhappy when I know I'm eating something that is keeping me from reaching my goal of good health. How can something that makes me unhappy be comforting" All it takes to get over eating unhealthy food is a change in perspective and a willingness to love yourself.
I'd like to add to the list:
a lovely cup of tea
I guess everyone is different, for me, yoghurt with berries and a little bit of honey comforts me more than mashed potatoes, cake and candy. Then again I've never really had a sweet tooth. I loved seeing vegetable juice, i'm a sucker for carrot juice! Delicious!
I hope you received the help you were asking for!!! I too eat EVERYTHING to stuff my feelings!!! I have recently been put on medication that help with depression and obsessive and compulsive behavior! What a sincere life saver!!! I wish you the very best with finding healthier ways to cope with a broken heart!
What would you suggest to those who suffer from chronic depression and eat their feelings away? To someone that doesn't even know that they're stuffing down their feelings, it's a mindless act every day and night. With me, this is how i gained 60 lbs since last July. My grandpa had died and I ate and ate and ate until I felt bloated and full. I felt so bad and am now 230 lbs. I used to weigh 170. It's hard for me to decide how I go about eating. I have cravings and i don't know how to stop them. Please, is there anyone who can help?
When I think of comfort I don't really think of a smoothie, but still I like the list. Except for the crock pot. I'm a good cook *amn it! But not when it comes to the crock pot. I don't know what it is but I can't just throw stuff in the crock pot and it comes out tasting good. Heck, I've followed recipes and it still comes out awful. (except for the re-fried beans recipe on Spark - those were cool) I think I'm supposed to stick to the stove.
I wish I knew where the 'favorites' or 'share on Facebook button is for this one. It is a keeper!
Thanks for the body builder oatmeal recipe.--I can really enjoy this.
I am a 60 years old amature bodybuilder. I guess I am the only oatmeal nut with a unique recipe. I have been eating oatmeal as part of my breakfast at least five times weekly for the last 20 years. I cooked 20 oz. of ground turkey with green onions and other seasoning, then placed them in a container, then I scooped about 6 oz. into my pot and cooked the oatmeal with water. Sometime I would throw the left oever in there. It would look and taste like hot soup when cooked, this along with 3 - 6 eggs and dry wheat toast would get me through the morning workout. I loved to put some hot sauce in there too. It was especially filling in a chill winter days.
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