See I think I'm one of the lucky ones as far as food comes. I don't crave food. I don't prefer a bacon cheeseburger over chicken and rice. I'm not a "foody"
Food is just fuel to me. But this also hurts my ability to grow... because I don't crave food. I'm perfectly happy with 1,500 calories a day. So 3,000 calories is definitely a chore. But I don't care what it is... I can eat chicken and rice non stop and genuinely not care.
I worked in restaurants for almost 18 years. So food isn't just food to me. I don't get excited to eat. It's a fucking chore. When I think about food I think of all the negativity. the grocery shopping, the cost, the loading and unloading, the prep, the cooking, the clean up, washing the dishes and putting them away. So the little bit of joy of eating is buried by all that bullshit.
I'm sure its not a healthy outlook on food. But... almost 2 decades of working in a kitchen has definitely changed my view on food. Its not joy, its work.