HERBIE'S HINTS (named after my dad!)
My dad was a three square meals kind of guy. He rarely missed a meal, at the same time he rarely snacked between meals. His nightly Oreo cookies or Hostess chocolate cupcake were not considered a snack, they were required eating.
When my parents replaced the carpet in the family room, a syndrome became very apparent. In front of my “mom’s chair” the carpet was worn out under her two shoe imprints. In front of my “dad’s chair”, it looked as if the carpet was new. Not a thread was worn.
My mom snacked all night, certain that if she kept checking the refrigerator or the cupboards, something new would appear. Once my dad was done with his chores and sat down in “his chair”, he rarely got up. I thought of this difference this week because of Natcha. For the first time in nine months she has gained weight. For her this is a good thing.
She is not eating her meals particularly well. But her snacking is great! For her to gain over half a pound is phenomenal and helpful with her diabetes. I attribute it to the snacking.
For my mom the snacking was not quite so positive. She struggled with her weight and my dad was pretty consistent the last 40 years of his life. The carpet tells the story.