I am reading articles for work about eating disorders and general American problems with food, diet and body image. These articles have freaked me out a little. I know that I don't eat right and my excuse is that I am already carrying around some probably unhealthy fat and should get regular exercise. I already walk almost everywhere and if I am not walking, I am biking. It is my nutritional intake that sucks. I live basically alone and have no reason to cook for one. It is a little lonely and a lot of hassle. I take a multi vitamin in the morning and usually drink an instant breakfast drink, but at night, I tend to go without, rather than eat a balanced meal. If I had regular employment, I tell myself, this would be a different situation and I would eat right. It's not like I don't have the brains to get the right info on a proper diet, by which I mean the food groups and not the Atkins or South Beach.
According to some psychiatrists, nearly everyone is a borderline case of eating disorder, mostly due to the way we think about food and partly due to what we eat on a regular basis. However, according to psychiatrists, nearly everyone is a borderline case of ADHD, so take this as you like it. I think ADHD and ADD, or whatever d's, h's and a's you want, is a crock and a case of parent's refusing to force a kid to behave in an appropriate manner, but this is subject of another rant on another day. In my case, cooking for one makes me feel good because I made something and put effort into being me, while simultaneously making me feel lonely because it is harder to deny my loneliness when I sit across from myself.