It sounds worse than it is, and probably conjures up images of cults and ultimate fighting rings, but no- our circle is a silent killer and is much more pleasing to the palette.
The savoury sweet cycle!
Oh i might just nibble on some chips...mmm tasty and delicious...crunch crunch crunch.
Oh dear...there is this overwhelming salty taste in my mouth- how can i counteract this taste with something else delicious...
BAM! and that's where the sweet comes in. Hits you like a ton of bricks, once you get the niggle- you're gone!
So you go...OK- just one piece of chocolate to tide me over. Mmm creamy, creamy, sweet! Party in my mouth.
Now where are you left? In a pool of sugar and nowhere to go except hyperactive town or find something to calm those taste buds! Hello Mr. Taste bud, its me....savoury Steve again.
I think you all get the picture from my enthralling depiction of eating junk food, but the point i am trying to make is that the silent SS loop is the one that will have you sitting on the couch for hours at end and suddenly staring into an empty bag thinking- where did the time go and who stole my food.
NO ONE STOLE YOUR FOOD YOU FOOL!
IT WAS YOU! ( PS. i love caps)
How can we fix this epidemic...or should i say pandemic? Either way i like the dramatic emphasis....
solution 1) lock away your snacks with a key....then bury it in the garden 3 feet under and surround it by barbed wire (not ideal because you may die of starvation and need a lot of iodine to mend yourself after the attempts to retrieve it)
solution 2) Portion your food and make sure you drink plenty of water rather than sugary soft drinks
solution 3) STOP SNACKING!
solution 4) Show your body the extremes of what you are doing to it- before you start snacking...alternate eating a spoonful of sugar and a spoonful of salt (tablespoons please, none of this teaspoon business)
Personally one is my fave, but realistically- two is the way to go.
Enjoy you food and be happy and healthy everyone!