"So what does your favorite turn-to food say about you?
Tough foods like meat, or hard and crunchy foods = Angry
Sugars = Depressed
Soft and sweet foods like ice cream = Anxious
Salty foods = Stressed
Bulky, fill-you-up foods like crackers and pasta = Lonely
Anything and everything = Jealous
There will be times when you can't control your hormone levels or your cravings. Develop a list of emergency foods for these moments -- things like a glass of V8 juice, a handful of nuts, a piece of fruit, some cut-up vegetables, or even a little guacamole.
If you're going to eat something that's bad for you, enjoy it, savor it, roll it around in your mouth. We suggest taking a piece of dark chocolate and meditating -- as a healthy stress reliever and as a way to reward yourself with something sweet. We're trying to find small ways to make you feel good and increase your serotonin -- the feel-good brain chemical -- so you don't plummet and scavenge for anything you can find. It's OK to eat bad foods every once in a while. Remember, it's not the first piece that's going to Shamu you; it's scarfing down the whole thing."
Reference: YOU: On a Diet. Roizen, M. F., Oz, M. C., New York: Simon & Schuster, 2006.
My thoughts on this:
Okay, my problem is...a little guacamole!? A few nuts!? I eat the way I season food: if a little is good, more must be better.
Also, I clearly spend a great deal of time roiling in jealousy.