Already feeling the effects of the Welfare Diet

It’s only day two and I’m already having a harder time concentrating at work. I just had to take some pain-killers for a caffeine withdrawal headache before it turned into a migraine. I’m susceptible to those and they can knock me out for at least 24 hours so I had to nip it in the bud early. It’s probably against the rules of the challenge. I should really take it out of my food budget like someone on welfare would have to.

I’m also spending far more time thinking about food. Can I make it to the next meal? What am I going to eat? Will I have enough left for the week? It’s stressful having to ration everything out and worrying about stretching my food through the week. The long-term effects of this kind of stress about food and hunger must really have an impact on people living in poverty.

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