Ever felt that your stomach as well as your mind can experience déjà vu? In the last few months, I’ve been having this sensation regularly.
I’m stuck in a meal rut: I’ve been eating the same breakfast (porridge) and the same lunch (a wholegrain bagel), give or take a filling here or there, for about two years. Week in, week out.
And while dinner is the one meal that’s different each evening, my husband and I seem to have a rotation of only 10 dishes.
It means that with amazing regularity, I’m faced with a plate of food that looks exactly the same as the meal we enjoyed perhaps last week – and the week before, and the week before that.
Before you say anything, let me explain. I started falling into this rut about six months after my youngest child was born. He’s now two and a half. At first, I really enjoyed these meals. But then they became a habit that I haven’t managed to break.