Let me paint you a picture and you tell me if this situation sounds familiar to you…
You’re locked inside your house all day with your children and your spouse during the quarantine. You can’t really go anywhere except the park up the street where the whole neighborhood seems to congregate, and to relieve your stress, you’ve been gorging yourself on Philly cheesesteaks, fries, and various drinks filled to the brim with sugar…
Does this describe your life right now?
I thought it might!
Because the pandemic has definitely affected the way that a lot of us have been eating for the past several months…so take a look at these tweets and let us know if they ring a bell.
1. Time to plan out the day.
What else can I eat today?
Quarantine is me thinking about what I'm going to have for dinner while I'm currently stuffing my face with lunch.
— Akilah Green (@akilahgreen) April 28, 2020
2. This is a good feeling.
Or, at least a DIFFERENT feeling.
for lunch i keep eating this upsettingly spicy instant ramen which causes me pain in many ways and yet i keep doing it, perhaps because it is good to feel something other than rage
— Scaachi (@Scaachi) April 6, 2020
3. Please keep it down!
You can’t even stop eating during a phone call?
Me: [eating Cap'n Crunch]
Boss: WHOEVER IS MINING ROCKS IN A QUARRY CAN YOU PLEASE PUT YOUR PHONE ON MUTE
— Rodney Lacroix (@RodLacroix) May 4, 2020
4. Things are getting sketchy.
Might as well eat it all at this point.
We’ve reached the part of the quarantine where we’re eating gift basket items from the back shelves of the pantry. Water cracker or cheese straw, anyone?
— Wendi Aarons (@WendiAarons) March 25, 2020
5. I’m gonna be sick!
From eating healthy foods!
here i am eating my healthy quarantine foods out of pure guilt before they go bad at the back of the fridge pic.twitter.com/pDx3qpCWQl
— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) April 2, 2020
6. Eat your feelings away.
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with this, okay?
Our toddler swiped a package of muffins from the counter and ate three before we caught him, and I get it, cause I’m eating my feelings lately too.
— Richard Dean (@dad_on_my_feet) April 2, 2020
7. I’ve been very busy.
You could even call me a workaholic.
Reporter (via Skype): So tell us, how have you been staying productive during quarantine?
* crunching *
Me: I’m eating these bbq chips while my Haagen-dazs thaws. So, multi-tasking.
— Akilah Green (@akilahgreen) March 25, 2020
8. This is normal, right?
Well, I guess it is for now…
I just ate 42 Starburst Minis. Like a normal person.
— Stacey (@skittle624) April 2, 2020
9. That’s called “being healthy.”
Keep it up, people!
okay so we’re eating 5 dinners but then doing push-ups on insta live? gotcha
— Stephanie Mickus (@smickable) March 26, 2020
10. Can’t stop. Won’t stop.
Is that a problem? The jury is still out…
We can all learn a lot from this self isolation business. I’ve learned so far that I don’t know when to stop eating. I can tell you this much though – it’s not when I’m full.
— David Hughes (@david8hughes) March 27, 2020
11. Dinner keeps getting earlier and earlier…
Is it time for the Blue Plate Special yet?
Society has been doing mealtimes totally wrong.
— Kristen Schaal (@kristenschaaled) April 25, 2020
12. You’re just being thrifty.
And we commend you for it!
ME: Diligently sanitizing countertops, faucets, door knobs, light switches, remote controls, phones, hands,
ALSO ME: Eating a piece of a Kit Kat I dropped on the floor because wasting chocolate? In these times?
— Amy Dillon (@amydillon) March 22, 2020
Okay, now we want to hear from you.
What have you been eating during the quarantine?
Talk to us in the comments and give it to us straight!