Ever-eating vs Over-eating (Revenge of the Crave Morsels)
I like the idea of coining new phrases. I’ve spoken with a lot of people since I started writing my blog and the term “crave morsels” is very popular. And, as I sit in my kitchen trying not to go and eat a slice of leftover pizza in the fridge, I believe one of my problems is not over-eating but ever-eating. I’ve had my 3 cups of Saturday morning coffee so I am technically very full. But something in me knows there is an Ali Baba carnivore with feta and a thin multi-grain crust just a-calling in the fridge. A craving is created just for that morsel.
It is crave morsels that cause the ever-eating. Grazing is light snacking to fill a taste void, but ever-eating is a bit more serious. I will eat to fullness, then in a while, if the craving is still there, I will eat again, even if is just a half an hour. Sigh. I’m working on it. I’m going to go brush my teeth and get dressed right now.
Well… that craving passed but the ever-eating took hold again that night. What did I want? Sweet? Salty? Laura Secord Frosted Mint???? I figured out what crave morsel had tempted me..POPCORN!!!! Norm likes popcorn and I got some nice organic butter popcorn at Shoppers. I made one package and gave Norm half in a bowl. I took a handful and left the other half of the pack in the kitchen. When I wanted more I got up and got another handful – okay the hand was against my body so it was a bit bigger than a “true” handful. But it satisfied the craving. And we all want our cravings satisfied – don’t we? Wink, wink, nudge, nudge!
Sunday morning has passed and the there are enough eggnog-oatmeal pancakes for Norm to nuke and eat all week. I don’t like them nuked so they are a safe food to have in the fridge all week. They do not get caught up in my foraging or ever-eating. And they are so filling, three 4-inch pancakes fills me for the morning so I don’t even over-eat with them.
Well, I going to make some stone soup (also known as “clean-the-freezer-of-leftovers” or “third-world “soup) for lunch. it’s a cold, damp and windy day here in Victoria so that should keep the crave morsels and ever-eating at bay for while. But now I have a new thought. Do leftovers have the same calories if you already counted them before??? Is soup a freebie? Hmmm – I will ponder it. Thanks for listening. ;D Diane