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Avoiding food porn

For years, I’ve had a page-a-day calendar on my desk: flowers, landscapes, shoes. This year I chose a Paris calendar (I hope to make a trip back there in 2021). But I hadn’t counted on pictures of food. Of course, I know that Paris, like most European cities, is famous for food. I’ve been there quite a bit and eaten quite a bit. But I just didn’t make the connection with the calendar until pastries started showing up and breads and cakes and window displays.

Looking at foods I don’t eat anymore is just not a good idea for me. I was never a cookbook reader or someone who watches cooking or baking shows and I’m glad for that. But I don’t need any kind of reminders of what I used to binge on. So now when one of those calendar pages pops up, I move right on to the next day. I don’t need visual triggers teasing my memory.

 



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