On a bad day, I used to find myself pulling into Baskin Robins for a mocha blast. On the worst of days I got the largest size which has nearly 1000 calories.
Food has always been a comfort.
I’m trying very hard in this season of life to catch myself when I’m wanting to turn to food, social media, sleep, or Netflix for comfort.
However, today was a day. Let’s leave it at that :).
But these days, when I’m needing comfort foods, this is what I go for:
I sat in the car in the parking lot of the grocery store and pounded away at these goodies.
And I don’t have to feel bad about eating these comfort foods. The juice I drank is chock full of micronutrients and vitamins. Raisins have magnesium, B-6, and iron. And cashews are also full of magnesium and niacin.
So, when it’s snowing in March on a day when I had a crappy short training run, and someone yelled at me on the phone during a crazy busy day at work, I don’t feel bad indulging in some comfort foods :).
Seriously, when will winter be over???
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I love that you’ve pointed out that good food can be comforting. There is this idea that comfort food has to be sugary and creamy. You’ve proved that’s not so. I hope your “let’s leave it at that” day turns around.