We were going to title this blog ‘Food’ but that would be misleading. We used to love food, eating was a pleasurable experience, we enjoyed it.
Since the arrival of the ‘safe list’, food and eating have become chores. All pleasure is gone. Food, now, is nothing but calories. And it isn’t even as if I count them. It’s just a case of getting some calories in – it no longer matters what the food is.
We have been working our way through a variety of microwave meals and no matter what it is, it all tastes the same. But it is calories. It is also hot, and hot food hasn’t featured in our diet since April.
Talk about calories and people assume you either need to lose weight or gain it. We need to do neither. Instead, we need to work up to a regular intake of something that roughly equates to food. It isn’t about the calories, but it is about the lack of pleasure around food.
And at least with microwave mush there’s only a fork to wash up.