I have made more than my fair share of jokes about people who share what they had for breakfast on social media. How ironic is it one of the posts in this challenge is What did you eat today?
I have a relatively non-existent diet. I have never measured time by meals and frankly do not foresee a time when I will. Time is measured in pots of coffee. No, that does not explain my lack of solid food, thank you for playing.
In a country where artificial sweeteners are as prevalent as citric acid, I am in an über-minority. I have an overactive pancreas (among other organs I am loath to remove). Without a relatively constant source of glucose input, I get cold, tired and listless. My sugar tends to peak around 90. The lowest I have ever caught it was 40. (The doctor rounded up.)
The fact phenylketonurics put me into a coma makes the choice between sugar and sweetener a non-starter.
While fruit and vegetables are good choices for me to supply the sugar, I would quickly shrink down to nothing. I know. I have done it. Given my secondary profession as a coffee drinker (as witnessed by the size of my cup), I lightly sugar my coffee.
This mimics an intravenous drip of sugar all day. Since my blood glucose level rarely drops low enough to trigger hunger sensations, I rarely eat before my stomach sounds like an approaching thunderstorm. At which point, I am hard pressed to remember the last time or food I have eaten.
Then, I am still unlikely to have any desire whatsoever for a meal, as my stomach is filled with liquid. Even cooking for others, I have little inclination to eat what I have cooked.
Lunch: Granola bar
Dinner: Asparagus, beets and water chestnuts
All in total, not a bad day for my stomach. Around 500 calories from food and another 300 from coffee/sugar. From emerging research, it means I will live an additional 5-10 years. Not so sure that is a good thing, come to think of it.
Do you set your watch by a meal clock? Are you a calorie counter or do you eat until you are full? Are you a coffee fanatic?
(Writers need not answer the last question. Everyone knows it is a qualification.)
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