I think a lot of people have a truly fundamentally different relationship to food than I do. Reading how people “eat the pain away” or “stress eat” and I have no idea what that’s about. Food does nothing for me in that way, and I am no more likely to eat when I’m sad or stressed than when I’m not.

Food just doesn’t have any significant emotional value for me. It must be a terrible time for those where food is an emotional crux and support of their lives.