Edit since posting: I just want to make it clear that I’m not trying to belittle or downplay the experiences of those living in actual food poverty. That’s something I can only just imagine, it’s shitty, and horrible, and completely incomparable to the experiences of an employed twenty something taking part in a blog challenge. I cannot and will not use my experience this week to demonstrate what it’s like to actually live off £1 a day, because it’s not the same thing. So when I’m saying I’m finding this easy, I’m not saying it’s easy for everyone long term. Just wanted to make that crystal.
I don’t want to sound like a total dickhead here, but I’m finding this challenge remarkably easy. I’ve come to terms with the fact that I can’t expect anything particularly exciting to come out of my kitchen this week, and accepted my fate of samey meals every day. I’m eating enough food so I’m not actually hungry. There just isn’t a problem yet. It’s only day two, so perhaps I’ll suddenly be eating my words (out of desperation for variety) in 48 hours or so, but I don’t see why I would be.
I really fancied a snack at 4 o clock yesterday afternoon, but I didn’t have one because I’m not supposed to, that was really the only shadow on my day and it wasn’t a big deal. Actually I’m lying, I really fancied a coffee too – but again, didn’t have one, not a big deal.
Weirdly, my caffeine headaches were non-existent yesterday, apparently it only takes me 24 hours to come off the coffee – worth remembering.
I suppose one thing I’d note at this point is that if I ate like this all the time, I probably wouldn’t be doing my body any favours. 2-4 slices of white bread and 100g white pasta is a first class seat on the train to fatsville, and I’ve been trying to escape that town for like three years. I’d also get fatally bored. A lot of people have criticised my opting for the bread and pasta route, but I firmly believe that I’d be way hungrier, crankier and less able to work if I were trying to survive on a small portion of stir fried kale as opposed to beans on toast. Just throwing that out there.
I’m not looking forward to today’s repeat of yesterday’s meals, but I’m not dreading it either and I don’t have plummeting energy levels or crappy skin or a rumbling stomach. I’m kinda coasting at the moment.