It's all because of those get-ahead gurus are constantly exhorting us to prioritize our goals, concentrate on what's important, and focus, focus, focus! Problem is if you do as they say, you are not leaving any mental space to think about anything else, like what you are eating, and if you are like me, you end up eating sort of mindlessly. You eat whatever is handy and whatever is not going to stick to your fingers and find its way to your keyboard. Nothing worse than a sticky or greasy keyboard. So while food may not be that interesting, if you don't want to grow up to be a whale, you need to set aside a portion of your brain for thinking about what you are eating.