One day at work I found myself getting hungry at around 9.30 and decided, fuck it, I’m going to eat my lunch that I had brought in from home. Feeling like a bit of a lunch rebel, I then discovered I didn’t get hungry again at lunch time and I didn’t feel like snacking during the afternoon either.
It got me thinking about how conditioned we are to societal norms and arbitrary rules and systems that really don’t mean much. I now find that if I eat my lunch when I feel hungry, I don’t get hungry later on and don’t feel like snacking. All those ‘snack food’ companies have just lost their market share with me by simply eating good food when I feel like it, not when ‘I should be’ eating.
I just love how that inspiration for a cartoon can come from anywhere!