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"If you don't eat yer meat, you can't have any pudding. How can you have any pudding if you don't eat yer meat?"

“If you don’t eat yer meat, you can’t have any pudding. How can you have any pudding if you don’t eat yer meat?”

Thou shalt not:

waste food: including eating food that smells weird because it’s almost off, and food you don’t really like despite having cooked a ton of it, let alone food that you just don’t like very much

leave food on the plate: there are people starving who would be grateful for those chips and someone went to the effort of growing it, paying for it and cooking it

buy food that is prepared in any way: it’s cheaper for you and any prepared food no doubt has some crap added to it; also it’s far better to be a martyr and cook everything from scratch, taking the time to do it properly

eat food at an inappropriate time of day: food is right at the right time of the day, not at the wrong time

eat food below your station: baked beans, ketchup, brown sauce, salad cream, chips and gravy, burgers, fast food and no doubt others

eat food intended for children only (mash​ed potatoes, ice cream, fish fingers, crisp sandwiches, chip butties, takeaway pizzas and no doubt more)

eat with your fingers or in the street: civilised people just don’t do it

eat pudding if you haven’t cleared your main course.

eat more meat than you should: meat is mostly for the head of the household as befits his station and two helpings should suffice

​buy out of season: it’s unnatural and not what food was designed for.

Deep breath.

Rules I try to apply:

Evict all the above rules from my brain.
Eat when hungry.
Stop when full.
Don’t eat if not hungry.
Eat it if I like it, and not if I don’t​.
Eat what I want to eat.
Some foods aren’t worth the trouble of making from scratch. Some are. Learn the difference.
Don’t buy foods from companies or countries that I’m boycotting.