Thursday, January 27, 2011

Snow = Comfort Food

Well another snow storm and the desire to eat comfort food becomes a bit overwhelming. I think that we all end up being conditioned from childhood that snow means hot chocolate, marshmallows, warm cookies, etc. Mom always treated us when we came in from the snow. Things were different then - running up the hill with the sled just to slide back down really burnt some calories so all the added treats didn't seem to bother you. Now we see snow, think comfort food and cringe at the thought of going out in the snow to sled! So I stay inside and want the comfort food. So let's try to recondition ourselves to make snow = salad instead of snow = cookies. :o) Yeah right!!! Happy shoveling!!!

1 comment:

  1. I hear ya! It was really hard resisting a binge especially while being trapped in the house with my children for days. I used to make a special trip to the store just to get junk food for snow storms. Last year, every time it snowed, we made cookies or cake or muffins. I wanted to do that with the girls this time because they really like "cooking" and it gives us something to do, but I knew I wouldn't be able to fight the urge to eat them all myself. I don't think snow will ever conjure up thoughts of salad for me!!