Thursday, February 23, 2012

Selective Eating Disorder and Marzipan

Risotto with smoked sausage
Food Diary (February 22, 2012)
Breakfast: Rolled oats with raisins, coconut, sunflower seeds and flax seeds
Lunch: Risotto with smoked sausage
Dinner: Lentil, spinach and lentil spread with bread
Baking/sweets: Polenta/Semolina Crackers, sweets

Today I bought a 100g bar of chocolate coated marzipan. I had it safely tucked away in my pocket, next to the two packets of cranberries. I assumed it would be safe there. My plan was to later eat some of the marzipan and use the rest to bake something. When I arrived home there was no marzipan and no wrapper either. Then I retraced my steps to try and figure out what happened. I vividly recall throwing away the wrappers into a bin, to destroy evidence. Before that, the marzipan seems to have been eaten at lightning speed. I felt a bit guilty eating 100 grams but a large part of it was almonds and the whole part was delicious. My plans to avoid sugar during the day went down the drain.

I remembered sometime ago when I went to visit my parents, I lost my passport along the way, either at the airport or afterwards. I rarely lose anything. My aunty who is a psychologist was visiting my parents. Using her skills we managed to figure out what happened. I was amazed. Usually when you lose something the first thing people say is where you put it last! 

What is the moral behind this story?  I don’t know, its just rambling. Maybe psychologists do have skills? Chocolate coated marzipan is delicious? If you lose something you may find it again. Talking about losing, I mentioned finding a phone sometime ago. It is still sitting on my desk. I guess the owner won’t be calling.

Today's Favourite Photo
Apples With Beet Hummus and Mint Yogurt Sauce



Today’s Favourite Blog
Source: The Sun
Claire Simmons, 33, has eaten only cheese and tomato pizza for 31 years. She suffers from an eating condition known as Selective Eating Disorder. She has been told she could die unless she quits her bizarre dining habit. But she can’t, she gags if she puts anything but a plain pizza slice in her mouth. She also shakes the moment she is presented with any other type of food.

Claire says she keeps herself healthy with exercise and drinking lot of water. According to her doctor that’s not enough, she lacks vitamins and minerals. This could lead to a stroke or heart attack.

It is amazing that she survived 31 years, and is still not sick of pizza. 

17 comments:

  1. That risotto sounds delicious, and wow, great favorite photo. What a unique ingredient combo and presentation.

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  2. I love the look of that dish with smoked sausage.

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  3. Wow that poor woman having selective eating disorder. I think I have the polar opposite problem!

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    1. I think you are much better off having the polar opposite problem

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  4. I lost my waistline yonks ago and still can't remember where I left it.
    Maybe if I get into selective eating, I might find it back ... or not ... depends on what I select, I might lose sight of my toes!

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    1. I will ask my aunty if she can help in finding it:)
      Selective eating may or may not work but it will certainly make you bored, and make us bored too when we read your blog!

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  5. Haha! I also sometimes don't even realise when something delicious disappears. I think you desperately needed sugar! (And marzipan of course! and maybe chocolate too)
    I don't want to sound like an old moralistic woman, but where were her parents when she was 2 and allowed to eat only these ingredients??? Her parents also probably suffer from serious disorders (at least mental).

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    1. I think sometimes when things disappear its best to forget it and not try to find out what happened:) Especially if its a larger than average amount of sweet!
      Eating pizzas regularly when small definitely did not help. I know someone whose grandfather only ate a certain type of sausage during his last few years. But he was old and it was probably due to his mental state.

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    2. You know, the grandfather story reminds me of a program about chocolate consumption I once saw on the French tv. The French eat actually quite a lot of chocolate (now probably less), and there was this old man (about 90 or more) who was showing his basic daily diet: chocolate (the basic chocolate bars), baguette and red wine. He ate at least 100 g chocolate every day. He has been eating like this for dozens of years with occasional small food additions and he seemed in a very good shape!

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    3. Thats interesting, now I feel less guilty about yesterday's indulgence, and today's indulgence...
      From his basic meals he got lot of antioxidants, fruit, carbs etc plus happiness. Can't argue with that.
      I remember sometime ago the oldest woman in Kazakhstan was asked for her secret to long life. She drank tea with butter!

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    4. Excellent! I'm sure she wouldn't live so long if she used margarine instead ;-)

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    5. I am sure too, and margarine tea sounds less appealing.

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  6. "Hide the evidence" - haha, I do that sometimes too... Shhh...

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  7. is that realy a eating disorder or more something like a psychological problem. maybe somebody thaught her wronlgy when she was 2. that story is a bit fishy.

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