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Dining Apathy

Posted 22 September, 2007 at 7:13pm by Michael Chu
(Filed under: Food)

You know how writers get writer's block? I just realized that every so often (maybe two to three times a year) I get into a food funk. Every time I get hungry (which is about three or four times a day) I don't know what I want to eat and I don't particularly care. I'm just generally apathetic. Nothing excites me when I go over the list of foods that I could prepare for myself. Looking at the list of restaurants nearby results in a general reaction of "eh". How do I get out of this? I have no idea - at some point it just passes. I'll try to pay attention to see what gets me out of the funk.

2 comments to Dining Apathy

SolCat, September 23rd, 2007 at 9:15 pm:

  • I find myself in the same predicament quite often. For me, the cause has usually been either a cold that I didn't realise I had, or an overabundance of choice. I have a well stocked pantry and freezer, and some nights the question "What do you want to eat?" involves too many options. :)

    BTW, I just happened onto your site while looking for a good Cottage Pie recipie. Can't wait to try yours, and I love the charts you have set up. Thanks!

Michael Chu, September 24th, 2007 at 12:21 am:

  • It might very well be abundance of choice causing me not to be able to decide… or I could be stressed about something else in the background and it's affecting my desire to choose something to eat.