Perfunctory Eating

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Food plays an important part in our lives; it has many functions. We eat for nourishment, to satisfy a physiological need. We eat for comfort, to connect, to communicate and for pleasure. Some people eat as a job requirement and then there are those times when we eat simply as a perfunctory activity. Last week, I endured 6 days of obligatory eating. It was not fun.

After a visit to my doctor I was prescribed a course of medication that I had to take 3 times a day for a period of 5 days.

The medication had to be taken with meals. I frowned as my neighbourhood pharmacist advised me of the instructions. Thinking aloud, I said, “But I only eat twice a day.” He looked at me with the tenderness a parent would to their sad child and explained that I could take one of the capsules for breakfast, another for lunch, and then dinner. I smiled and thanked him.…to continue reading this article, please subscribe.  Already a subscriber ? Sign In.


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