I’m a vegetarian but I work so much that I tend to choose food for convenience, not nutrition. Therefore, my diet is too processed but still much healthier than most.

I tend to get what I call “hums” for food and will eat the same thing for days, then not touch it again for months. I had a fruit hum in March. Ate bowls of berries for breakfast and dinner for almost two weeks! Doubt if I’ve had 3 pieces of fruit since then. I followed the fruit with a salad hum. Now, I am on a bean hum — black beans, kidney beans, garbanzo beans. It really gets dangerous when I’m on an ice cream hum 😁 which happens more often than I care to admit.

My father ate the same way. Genetic? Learned behavior? I spent most of my life trying NOT to be like him but this hum-diet-thing flew in under my radar!

I have strong anorexic tendencies after two bouts with anorexia in my younger years. If I try to limit or overly control what I eat, I slip into the mindset that I can’t eat anything.

I was always a writer but lived in a bookkeeper’s body before I found Medium and broke free — well, almost. Working to work less and write more.

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