Are you food obsessed?
Don’t feel bad answering yes (most people are, to some degree).
I am, and I’m not afraid to admit it. I think about food constantly. Just ask my husband — I’ll be finishing breakfast, lunch, or a mid-afternoon snack when I’ll suddenly ask him, “so, what should we have for dinner?”
I can attribute this food obsession to three things:
1. Low blood sugar.
Being hypoglycemic means I need food often.
In fact, if I don’t eat every two to four hours, I get dizzy, light headed, and CRANKY. Anyone who knows me knows that if I say I’m hungry, I need food right now.
2. Being vegetarian.
Especially as a kid, there weren’t many options available to vegetarians outside of making your own meals.
At restaurants, all I’d often be able to eat was salad and bread. At friends’ houses, the parents would often try to shove meat down my throat, disbelieving that a child could make her own decision about what she puts into her body.
As a result, I developed a slight (or maybe not so slight) anxiety about getting enough substantial food.