People lie about what they eat.
They lie to themselves, they lie to their doctors, and they lie to statisticians.
I wanted to open up a conversation about food intake: Are you a glutton, a secret snacker, a meal-skipper, pro-ana... whatever? But I realized that if people lie about what they eat, it's probably because they don't want to go public. Nobody would want to leave comments here about being a lame-o lard-ass or a pathetic picky-pick. Well, they might, anonymously. When I wrote about not having any appetite last year due to a bout with depression, I did get lots of comments from readers who shared similar tales, but they didn't want to leave their names.
I am going to be (slightly) honest and say that sometimes I don't want to eat. I love to fool around in the kitchen; I'm good at it; it gives me great pleasure. Yesterday I made not only a pot of chicken stock, but also a braised stuffed beef shank from The Fatted Calf. I didn't eat either — but truly, that was by design. The stock is for later, and the beef shank is maturing into "better-the-next-day-ness." That would be today. I'm eatin' it.
So I would say I eat enough, but hardly ever too much. (For some reason, I am having a too-much-meat week, but the end is in sight.) I would probably check the second button in the poll below.
Whaddya say? Wanna take the poll? The answers can be seen, after you select, by clicking on "vote" (or probably even if you don't select). It's completely unscientific.
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|How Much Do You Eat?|
Little teeny, tiny update: When I created this poll yesterday, I chose different wording (over on the listomatica page) than you see here in my final edit... The ranking still applies correctly, however. It's confusing, because the exact same language of choice number 2 here appears as number 1 over on the link. My intention is simple: From one to five, are you eating too little or too much?