Mass Observation Project - eating

by Anna-Marya Tompa March. 07, 2011 761 views

shall I? shan't I?

I posted this quite late in the day and so didn't have time to add my thoughts; I read others' delightful and heartwarming stories of eating and what it means and I was glad … but it did make me realise how vexed my relationship with food is:
not always enough of it as a child
some truly abusive occasions being forced to empty my plate when I'd rather have eaten the plate instead of what was on it (lamb's tongue, black pudding)
eating disorders as a young adult
no experience of extended family meals or celebration (no relations in this country at all) until I created my own family
latterly, maternal guilt at allowing tv dinners and wondering whether I am responsible for the downfall of civilisation because conflicting schedules mean that we haven't always eaten together as a family; further worry because my daughter's all-vegetarian diet does not meet her nutritional needs
irritation at faddiness, yet I wonder whether modern living isn't quite toxic after all; many people really do have food sensitivity, and looking back some of my own ill health in childhood may well have been food related (drink all your milk or you can't go to the playground)

aw shit, pass me the chocolate (no wait, I get headaches from a sugar rush)

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Art Bee 9 years, 3 months ago

Eating disorders are the most difficult to overcome.....we need food for survival. A love -hate relationship with food is a struggle for so many people and either end of the spectrum can have some serious consequences when the relationship is not a healthy one. You are right about the food sensitivities and modern living can be quite toxic too.
Healthy eating today is not what it was in the days of home grown foods. Go ahead and have that chocolate without the sugar of course.....
Great topic for the theme! Thanks for sharing!

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Jennye 9 years, 4 months ago

Great post for the MOP!

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Roger 9 years, 4 months ago

great shot, thumbs up

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Karman 9 years, 4 months ago

Interesting Perspective....nicely done.

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Jacki 9 years, 4 months ago

a little of both!

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Eiram Marie 9 years, 4 months ago

LOL perfect!

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