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Snacking

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Those whose eating pattern is to graze may say they do not snack at all, though one might say that all they do is snack. Those who have two or more discrete, formal meals each day may say that if they eat anything between meals, they are snacking. In any case, relatively small bits of food eaten throughout the day by almost all of us can be called snacks, or sneaks. Whether or not snacking is good for us is something only each of us can decide for ourselves. Since all of us indulge in snacking at some time in our lives, it would be ideal if we made a snack equivalent in importance to a full meal. Given a recognized place in our meal patterns or meal planning lexicon may keep snacking from being seen as something to be hidden from ourselves and others or recklessly indulged in with no thought to content or amounts. Just as with our ‘real’ meals we can plan and prepare snacks, even if at the last-minute, and hold them in esteem as an integral part of our diet. In this way we don’t see snacks as interlopers, holding calories, but no value, that are grabbed quickly and eaten more so and that leave one wanting more but not knowing what to want. Snacking should be a joyful indulgence not a guilty one, right?

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Author: EllenphanPhotos

I've been struck many times by the thoughts that run through my head when I'm outdoors and contemplating nothing in particular. The thoughts can be profound or silly, sad or joyful, relevant or not. But they're always there. And with just a bit of concentration they can lead to the most astonishing places and on the most convoluted trails. Exploring those vagaries and jigs and jogs is fun. I'm attempting to find more of these trails to see if they lead anywhere or nowhere, because even nowhere is somewhere. The bits and pieces of the outdoors help to make the indoors survivable. Photos help bring the outdoors in and remind me of many of the thoughts I had while still outside, a very valuable tool they are, too.

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