374. Cleanse 

About the joy of fresh Japanese sushi and sashimi…  Once deep in the briney chill, You slip neatly, with quite a thrill, Between my chopsticks, sitting south,  Then north up to my grateful mouth. (Photo – Eli Woodbine, UK, 2016) 

218. Belly

As someone who cannot see anything but my ever-dimishing, yet ever-present, excess weight when looking in the mirror, I always feel a secret food-related shame to eating foods that I know are not productive of six-pack abs or the toned physique I so dreadfully yearn for. As someone who used to weigh over 300 pounds,…

212. Conflicted 

Having been a vegetarian, pescatarian and meat-eater over the last few years, it would be safe to assume that I am somewhat conflicted about food. Add to the mix the fact that I’m also regularly intolerant to carbs, sugar and dairy and that sometimes these can cause horrific symptoms, I have developed what can only…

188. Clean-ish 

I used to weigh almost 23 stone (over 300 lbs). At that time, I had a wildly unhealthy relationship with food and alcohol. I am now around 14 stone (196 lbs) which is a healthy weight for my height. My relationship with food, although still sometimes sketchy, has changed dramatically. Here’s how I now see…

175. Moments

There has never before been a time where humanity has been able to capture moments so readily, easily and with such finesse. We now carry tiny photographic cameras, powerful audio recording devices and the potential to film video footage in the palm of our hands; within a far simpler tool to master than a quill…

158. Temptation 

Although never giving into our food urges is ill-advised and soulfully unhealthy, too regularly giving into our cravings can leave us feeling weak and feckless. I wrote this poem about my particular struggle.  Heavy day? No worr-ay, Peanut M&M, pain away.  Struggle too real?  Need happy feels? Peanut M&M, main meal.  Feeling low? Up in…

117. Banana 

   I wanted to take a moment today to reflect on how wonderful bananas really are. Aside from the minuscule minority who hold deepest irrational fears surrounding our phallic fruity friend, bananas are widely loved across millions of people in a vast array of countries worldwide. Why take the time out of my day to…

67. Exploited 

  It’s time to be honest with ourselves, our lifestyles and how we are being regularly manipulated, on both an unconscious and conscious level, to crave and purchase major brand food products. Let’s be clear, major food brands are ritually exploiting physiological human weaknesses and creaming profits by exploiting the fact that they can make…

37. Clean 

   Popular culture, and faddy TV doctors have impressed upon us one lasting mantra surrounding food. Simply, they all prescribe to an understanding that we are all constructed from what we eat. In short, you are what you eat. For many years I never really considered this, not truly seeing the connection between what went…