“Before the pandemic, I had developed a healthier relationship with food, had lower pain levels, and was sleeping better. Then quarantine hit and the shit hit the fan. Trying to stock up on food for weeks at a time meant consuming a lot of frozen food and junk food, and since fresh produce became scarce for a while, I leaned into non-perishable options. It’s been a huge challenge.
I’ve finally started discussing it with my doctor to get a handle on things again. If only everyone had listened in the beginning, folks who have eating disorders, substance abuse issues, and mental health struggles wouldn’t be in such a giant spiral right now.”