Since then I've grown into healthier (and less stressful) eating habits. As a dancer I'm intensely aware of how my diet affects my ability to do my job. I know what sorts of foods I need to eat before teaching or performing, the foods that will give me the energy I require without sitting heavily in my stomach. I know when I'll have to snack up in order to keep control of my mind and body. I actually put a lot of thought and effort into these things because, well, I guess that's normal for a dancer. You have to be able to count on your body to be there for you.
Why, then, don't I put the same sort of thought into my diet where writing is concerned? It stands to reason a healthy meal or snack rich in proteins would be excellent in promoting my ability to focus. I know that the foods I eat can effect the way my brain functions. Why then, and this probably goes for a lot of writers, do I snack up on foods filled with empty calories that will probably leave me wired? Sometimes I'll stare at the computer screen with my brain bouncing around thinking maybe I shouldn't have eaten so much sugar. Huh. :)
What are your preferred working snacks?
25. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator - Roald Dahl