I’ve never been hungry. Not in any meaningful sense. And yet, I’m very much a hungry ghost.

Lately, I’ve been experiencing hunger in a new way. As I restrict my daily diet intake to 1500 calories or so, I have hunger nearly constantly. My stomach growls. I feel a little… tickle. It has a coolness to it. As if there were a little fan in my belly, constantly whirring, blowing gently, clamoring for me to find an “off” switch.

It won’t kill me, this hunger. Instead, it’s just a new companion.

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