Today is all about comfort food. You know, the stuff you aren’t supposed to have but you want to anyway, you may even crave it. Ice cream, candy bars, cookies, french fries, pie, cake, pizza, milk shakes, pudding… physically we would all be so much better off if they didn’t exist, but we would also be so much sadder at the same time.
When you look at it in mass it doesn’t even look inviting but piece by piece, bag by bag, oh the wonders of how it supposedly makes us feel. That instant sigh of relief of finally having something sweet, or salty, particularly when we have had a bad day.
It’s too bad that celery isn’t thought of as a junk food because we would probably like it better. After all, it’s what’s in our mind that makes us lean to junk. It’s something fast and easy to make or grab, something we do not have to think about hours before we want, it or spend a day and a half preparing it before we can eat it.
After all, it’s easier to grab a hamburger somewhere than it is to fix a meatloaf at home (although in some cases meatloaf is considered junk food). It is all in your mind. A raw carrot tastes just as good as an ice cream sandwich but there is something about the ice cream sandwich that comforts us, that is, until we try to get rid of the extra weight too many ice cream sandwiches have caused us to gain.
Some say today was created by the health conscious to make fun of, and ridicule those junk food junkies of us. The funny thing about that is, it’s backfired on them because it’s the one day they can’t really complain about what we are eating, and they created it!
How to celebrate – Make a list of your favorite junk foods. Make every meal of the day a junk food meal (start at McDonald’s for breakfast, Wendy’s for lunch and Burger King for supper). Go for a jog with a bag of french fries!