Sunday, January 11, 2009

I'll take that advice!

I always read the Employee Wellness Newsletter. Sometimes I skim it and roll my eyes, but once in a while there's an article that makes sense. There was dietary advice this time. Here are a few carefully selected quotes along with my reactions.

"Research shows that what you eat can significantly affect your mood."
Um, yeah, why do you think my coffee addiction is such a big deal, y'all?

"For breakfast, try oatmeal or eggs. Both contain an amino acid that helps boost the levels
of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that makes you feel good."
Yay! I'm doing something right: I often make oatmeal from breakfast. My favorite is steelcut oats with raisins and brown sugar with a hint of cinnamon sugar on top.

"As for the blueberries, save those for lunch. The antioxidants in them will ward off workday stress." Stress? What stress?! And how about my daily orange? It smells good, tastes good, and adds vitamin C to give my immune system a fighting chance against the kids sneezing and coughing and breathing at me.

"Finish with a small piece of chocolate."
Oh, yes! I can deal with that advice. My colleague down the hall has a stash of dark chocolate and sometimes even shares it.

But wait...they didn't mention coffee. Uh-oh. Where does my daily cuppa (or two or three) fit into this picture?

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Blogger Little Miss Sunshine State said...

I love oatmeal cookies. I love oatmeal as a topping for my fruit crisp. But I just can't choke down a bowl of oatmeal.

I take my coffee with half and half. If it's morning when I die, they'll have to pry it out of my cold,dead hands.

Dark chocolate....Mmmmm.

1/11/2009 8:11 PM  
Blogger Scribbit said...

I'm with you on the steel cuts--good stuff.

Though I usually eat blueberries with it. Guess I'm breaking the rule. :)

1/12/2009 12:11 AM  
Blogger Flea said...

They just take it for granted that you'll be drinking coffee. It's okay. Really.

What they also forgot to mention is that protein for breakfast is very helpful for those with ADD/ADHD.

1/12/2009 1:05 AM  

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