We all have unique eating habits. Whether it’s the way we plate up our food to an undying need to photograph your meal and post it on the social media before eating it.
These images illustrate the 11 different types of eaters we all have bumped into at some point. From the unbearable Sharers to The Midnight Snacker, we think we’ve covered all the bases.
Have a look through and see what we’ve come up with and also make sure you let us know, what kind of eater are you.
The Emotional Eater
One we can all relate to. Whether it’s an ugly breakup, a bad day at work or you watched Forrest Gump again, we’ve all turned to food in times of sadness. This type of eater is likely to be found sobbing into a tub of ice cream, takeaway restaurants on speed dial, surrounded by empty sweet wrappers. Can’t knock this type of eater too much because it’s happened to all of us. Normally results in an endless spiral of shame as you get progressively more upset about the amount of food you have just eaten. If you know an Emotional Eater, give them a hug.
The Food Thief
The person you least want to sit next to at the table. They order a house salad with a glass of tap water, but eat half of your fries. Don’t take your eyes off these people, they just can’t help themselves. Is there a name for food kleptomania? If you are reading this now and are realizing you are a food thief, acceptance is the first step. Now, you must seek help and leave us to enjoy our food.
The Healthy Eater
The type of eater we should all aspire to be, except without the braggadocious holier-than-thou attitude. Yes, we get that you’re super healthy. No, we don’t want to know about it. These are the people who get up at 5 am to smash spirulina, bee pollen, and matcha smoothie before their daily errands to the gym. They come into work with their salad bowl and tell you how much sugar is in the fruit juice you’re drinking whilst drawing attention to how many different superfoods they have in their lunch. If eating that healthy makes you that insufferable, we’ll stick to the burgers, thanks.
The Messy Eater
A spillage here or there is to be expected when you settle in to eat your dinner. It’s why we’ll take a tray if we’re going to eat our dinner in front of the TV. However, The Messy Eater really steps it up a notch. The kind of people that see their hands as cutlery and have a distinct lack of motor skills. Never give a Messy Eater spaghetti bolognese, you’ll be cleaning up the stains for weeks. Just give them some toast and water and provide a bib.
The Midnight Snacker
The Midnight Snacker is attracted to the glow of the fridge like a moth to a flame. They’ll be lying in bed, stomach grumbling, and they’ll hear the ice cream in the freezer calling out their name. They’ll wheel out the old adage that you should never go to sleep hungry and creep downstairs under the cover of darkness to sate their hunger. Nothing is safe from the Midnight Snacker. Were you saving those leftovers for work tomorrow? Looking forward to eating that cake in the fridge? Not anymore.
The Over-Enthusiastic Eater
We all know someone like this. The Over-Enthusiastic Eater always has something to prove. They’ve attempted every food challenge in your area and have completed none. They order a vindaloo every time you go for a curry and chastise everyone for ordering anything milder. They then proceed to sweat buckets whilst tears stream down their face. You can try and offer them some milk, but they won’t take it. If you’re an Over-Enthusiastic Eater, keep doing you, you provide the entertainment for the rest of us. Please just be aware that we are all laughing at you, and not with you.
The Slow n’ Steady Eater
The Slow n’ Steady Eater hasn’t been invited out to dinner in a while. They eat so slowly that you begin to consider whether this is some kind of performance art. You’ve finished your starter twenty minutes ago, but here they are, taking the third bite of their first calamari ring. You now remember why you don’t invite them out anywhere. This is a good time to employ the skills of The Food Thief to help them out.
You’ll never roll your eyes more than when you’re out for dinner with The Critic. After they’ve studied every wine on the menu in detail, just to choose the house red like everyone else, comes the rigorous examination of their food. They get out their magnifying glass and inspect their dinner closely. They are never happy with what they’ve just eaten. They will also let you know exactly why they aren’t happy. The steak was cooked for 5 seconds too long on one side or their vegetables weren’t sliced correctly. They’ll also spend the meal telling you about their travels or how Jordan Peterson’s book changed their life. Unless you like such mind-numbingly dull conversation topics, avoid The Critics at all costs.
And at last the Instagramers, popularly known in their community for posting aesthetics pictures of food that cost them a major chunk of their pocket money. The Healthy Eaters who share pictures of their raw vegan low-carb organic poke bowl that they spent 2 hours presenting and 10 minutes eating. Instagrammers often move in packs and you’ll see their fellow food pic enthusiasts in the background also duly snapping away at their food. Put the phone down, and eat your food.
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