By Susan Howard
Everyone that knows me knows that I have digestion issues. Ever since I was a kid, I had trouble eating foods that agreed with me. I am likely lactose-intolerant. I can’t eat too much fat, dislike most proteins, and am constantly at war with food. Often, I choose simple things, like white rice and veggies or peanut butter toast. I am boring. Beyond this genetic abdominal curse of gurgles and cramps, I have started examining my moods when I eat.
When I sit down to eat, how do I feel? Am I in a rush? Am I annoyed? Is the energy around the dinner stressful? If the answer to any of these questions if yes, I skip the meal. Later on, if I am hungry, I grab some toast or a quick snack.
I am not saying you should starve yourself, but am merely presenting the idea that you will not comfortably digest and process your food if you eat under a tense situation.
Take a break, give your stomach a break and skip out.