What One Food Item Would You Eat for the Rest of Your Life?
From Vice (and sent to me from Logan), an interview with a man who has eaten nothing but cheese pizza for the last 25 years and seems relatively okay:
Why don’t you eat other food?
I used to eat “regular food” like every normal American, but when I was 15 or 16, I made the decision to become a vegetarian based on ethical reasoning. I still loved the taste of meat, and I still love it to this day, but due to my beliefs, I gave it up. That was about 23 years ago. I also hate vegetables.
Does your current diet affect your diabetes?
When I first got diabetes, my endocrinologist said, “You should go to a nutritionist. You eat horribly.” So I went to a nutritionist, and it was a waste of time. They just basically give you a list of things to try, saying, “Oh, you’re a vegetarian; you should try this, this, and this.” And of course I’m not going to try any of those. I like pizza. I’ve never gotten a negative reaction except from my first endocrinologist. But all the other doctors have said, “Your cholesterol is fine. You seem healthy. Keep doing what you’re doing.” I haven’t had anyone truly concerned about it, except for my fiancée, and she’s not overly concerned. With her advice and support, I’ve been seeing a therapist about my food aversion, and we’ve been exploring why I have such a limited diet. I must say, even though I sound like a horribly unhealthy and fat person, I’m not. I’m thin. I have tons of energy, and I feel great every day, so there might be something to the exclusive pizza diet.
I don’t think there is anything I like enough to eat exclusively for the rest of my life (and I’m skeptical about the nutritional value of anything I would choose), but if it’s working for him, great.
Also, what is the food budget of a person who eats exclusively cheese pizza, is the question I’d like to ask this man.