1. You spend a lot on food more than other people do. Because you love it more than anything else, of course food gets the highest budget of all. With a growing food scene in the metro, you just have to try as many items as you can in each new restaurant's menu.
2. You have to lug your lunchbox and a canister of snacks to work if you're saving up on cash. Face it, you save a lot this way.
3. You wish you had more money to spend so you can get things other than food. You barely have enough money to go on a legit shopping spree even during sale season. Does anyone know how much that sucks? Like, life isn't just about food no matter how much we all need it to live.
4. You can't decide where and what to eat. Sometimes you just want to eat, never mind the cuisine and the restaurant, but nothing really excites you so you can't pick where and what to eat—to the frustration of your boyfriend, friends, or family.
5. If you want to be healthy, you have to work out a lot more or do intense training to burn the calories. Truth. But it's so hard to find the time. And if you do have time to spare, quick intense training doesn't sound very inviting; its actually intimidating. Huhu
6. People think you're not healthy. You're not sure where this comes from; it's not like you're eating junk 24/7. Besides, snacking up little by little during the day does the metabolism good!
7. If you're not thin, you've been told to eat less or go on a diet. As if being thin means a person is healthy. That's not always the case, though. Anyway, it's not like you're forcing yourself to eat. You eat because you're hungry or you need to keep yourself energized.
8. If you're thin, people say you should eat more. What's WRONG with people?! Why do they like giving unsolicited advice? Ugh.
9. Wearing lipstick feels pointless to you. The color will be erased anyway, so why bother? Sure, you can reapply, but it'll be erased yet again!
10. Being photographed with your mouth full at a party while everyone is grinning. Greaaaaaaat. Now you'll always be remembered as that girl who can't control her appetite or something. Or that girl with really big cheeks and a weird smile if people don't know you were actually chewing when the photo was taken.
11. Telling the photographer to take another shot and wait until you swallow. And then there's that awkward moment when everyone is waiting for you to swallow. For some reason the pressure to get rid of the food in your mouth makes your jaw stiff so you chew slower. Wassup with that?
12. You've also been photographed with your mouth open, about to chow down that forkful of spaghetti. And you thought #10 was bad? Nope. Why would anyone take that shot anyway? WHY? It never flatters anybody.
13. With you eating all the time, there's bound to be a good number of times food got stuck in between your teeth. No more photos, please. And you hope no one talks to you so you won't have to show your teeth and reveal that tinga. The worst still is finding out that all the while that you were smiling, talking, and laughing, something was stuck. Ah, fuck.
14. You're quiet during mealtimes because you’re either so focused on your food or your mouth is always full that you can’t join in the conversation. You've been mistaken as sad/mad/upset/antisocial because of that. Or slow because you can't answer questions in a snap (again with the having-to-swallow-stat!-but-your-jaws-ache thing).
15. That moment when you've brushed your teeth too early in the evening and you want a midnight snack. Either you starve 'til breakfast or brush your teeth again no matter how lazy you are to do it. Decisions, decisions.
16. You get really grumpy when you're hungry and there's no food in sight. Being hangry is an actual thing. You just hope people around you understand.
17. You've gotten so full you can't breathe or you just want to roll like a ball instead of walk. This is really uncomfortable, okay. Not to mention you end up regretting eating so much.
18. You've actually said you don't want to eat ever again because of #17, but you eat your words when you eat something again two hours later. Whoops?
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