Once I began recovering, though, I realized I could eat again but only the things that I craved. CRAVED, I say!
My first day was three things: cottage cheese. Avocado with salt and pepper. And Reese’s cups. Not the little ones, either. The regular, full-sized, prize of the Halloween haul. My only problem was, I was still weak and shaky, and it was 15 degrees out. Isn’t there a service you can call to get Important Food Items delivered to your door in sub-freezing temperatures?
But I strapped on my warmest and ambled out into the cold and the rewards were SO worth the freezing. I had forgotten how good cottage cheese was! Semi-solid food! The Reese’s was obviously amazing. And I cut up that avocado and seasoned him within an inch of his life and he was perfection.
I thought I was all better. I could fathom eating normal foods again! But the next day, I craved canned tuna. With salt and pepper. Just canned tuna. Drained and seasoned and straight from the can. With a fork.
I once heard it said that cravings are your body’s way of expressing a need for certain nutrients. Omega-3’s, calcium, chocolate-and-peanut-butter.
If that’s true…
Then today my body needs Dum-Dums.