I have apparently lost my tolerance for food toxins - the chemicals that companies put into food to ... well, to do a variety of things; extend shelf life, add appealing colour, add texture, induce addiction.
Yes, induce addiction. That long ago chemist who added cocaine to coca cola knew exactly what he was doing. Companies deliberately attempt to make their snacks as addictive as possible in order to increase sales - they really don't care if their marketing schemes result in obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart attacks, &c.
Anyway, my particular downfall is Cheezits ... are Cheezits? Small orange purportedly cheese-flavoured crackers that have as much to do with actual cheese as Velveeta does. I know that Cheezits aren't good for me, but I still crave them and yesterday, as a reward for giving blood, I bought a box. I snacked on them after lunch, while reading, and then again after dinner, whilst watching tv (Miss Fisher Mysteries and then Law and Order, Special Victims Unit).
( cut for tmi - short story is, I got sickCollapse )
I woke with no ill effects from my distress last night. I read the papers from the past week, fixed and ate oatmeal waffles, made oatmeal breakfast bars for my breakfast this coming week, made Michael's almond nut-butter choc chip cookies, and I have two loaves of 10-grain bread rising which will be used to make my lunches over the next two weeks.