I admit it. I absolutely hate having to interrupt work to think about what I’m going to eat, let alone cook something for lunch. There I’ve said it. Why?
It takes me out of my writing world. It’s like answering the phone, which I don’t do either. But somehow it’s hard to fast. Especially when the world becomes fuzzy because my low-blood pressure is hitting and my brain goes off like a dying phone battery: blink, blink, blink… telling me to eat or die (long dramatic pause).
I enjoy eating, I enjoy food and especially since I’ve taken up running as my number one body moving activity, I need a balanced diet. Well I need food. A balanced diet is the second challenge. I noticed however that my zero enthusiasm for stopping, grocery shopping and cooking during writing hours makes it that much harder to plan meals.
Now I’m wondering am I the only one with this problem? Does anyone out there also have a hard time?
Food for thought. If the brain is to stay healthy and productive, and we don’t live in Paris in the early 1900’s, then nutrition is important. So I searched for a few tips on Healthy eating for Writers and came upon this NY Times sketch (July 29th,2011) – funny but I wouldn’t follow in their eating footsteps:
…and then this blog with some actual great tips to stay on the healthy side of things while writing:
Though I still have no immediate solution to my problem, it’s comforting to know that I’m not the only one out there with MPD (meal planning deficiency).
I think I’ll start with the snack ideas from the blog and I’m staying away from Fitzgerald or Whitman snack for thought.