Pumpkin Pie Woes
This writer fights to balance physical pain and the overwhelming desire for all the sweet treats.
Special Thanksgiving edition of Northwoods Recorder. I hope, whether you’re American or not, that you’re eating well this weekend and that there are things to be grateful for.
This essay is cross-posted with my Medium account.
The season of food binges are quite literally just around the corner. Have you been fantasizing about slipping that succulent turkey into your mouth or feeling the texture of fluffy stuffing on your tongue? Maybe it’s the taste of your mother’s sweet potatoes that has saliva dangling from your chin.
The holidays are a hella stressful time punctuated with falling asleep in the recliner, bellies overfull to bursting with our families’ favorites. Some use exercise (punishingly, as if eating itself were the enemy) to balance the scales, and others resignedly vow to begin eating more nutritiously in their New Year’s resolution.
Our relationship with food, my relationship with food, has often been abusive (sometimes I’m doing the…
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