Marion shares he thoughts about food.
- Audio Notes
I was browsing through a bookshop today and I picked up a book on food, which is quite usual for me cause I love food, em, but this book was a bit different, em, it tried to make the connection between the kind of food you eat and how it makes you feel so, for example, sometimes if I'm, if I'm a bit sad, we’ll say, I think to myself, oh, I’d love some chocolate and that will make me feel better, and sometimes it does, or it feels like it does anyway. I’m not sure if that really works, but the author of this book seemed to think that there’s a definite link between, what you, you know, what you eat and how you feel, or how it makes you feel. She talks about things like, em, yeah, things like chocolate and other sweet things. She says that it releases endorphins, so that, you know endorphins are chemicals, they kind of, they make you feel good, I think is the idea. They help you deal with stress as well as she says, so yeah, that seems to, that seems to work, I think. One of my friends told me recently that when she feels a bit, a bit sluggish as if she doesn’t have much energy, she’ll go to a restaurant or go home and cook some meat cause she feels that that gives her, gives her energy, so I was interested to read today that this author, she mentions how sometimes the body will feel a need to, I don’t know, to be more sharp, or to have energy and that sometimes that means that you need protein and protein obviously would comes from meat. It seems to work for my friend anyway, but I haven’t tried it myself anyway.
I was browsing through a bookshop today and I picked up a
book on food.
When you are 'browsing through' items in a store you are looking at what they are selling, but not trying to find anything in particular. Usually when we browse we have no serious intention of buying anything. Notice the following:
- You have been browsing through that discount rack for 15
minutes now. Are you going to try anything on?
- That shop has the most amazing jewelry. I could spend
hours browsing through it.
The author says that chocolate releases endorphins that
make you feel good.
'Endorphins' are chemicals in your brain that make you feel good or happy or decrease the feeling of pain. Notice the following:
- They say that laughter boosts your endorphins.
- Exercise is a good way to release endorphins.
They say endorphins help you deal with stress as well.
'Stress' is pressure that you feel to do certain things in your life. You may feel stress when you have a lot to do in a short period of time or you have many people asking you to do things at the same time. Notice the following:
- This is a very stressful time of year for everyone.
- The stress from my job and my personal life is making it
difficult to sleep at night.
One of my friends told me that when she feels sluggish,
eating meat helps give her energy.
When you feel 'sluggish' you don't have a lot of energy. Notice the following:
- Eating a lot of food always makes me feel sluggish.
- He's not sick, he just feels a bit sluggish.
The author also says that sometimes the body will feel a
need to be more sharp.
In this case, 'sharp' refers to something that is prepared for action. When you are 'sharp' you are aware of what is going on around you and you are ready to act in an efficient and direct manner. Notice the following:
- You want your movements to be very sharp and exact.
- I'm not feeling very sharp today. I think I need another
cup of coffee.