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Do you enjoy eating?

Filo V.
11-07-2011, 01:51 AM
Please, mods, don't merge this thread into the vegetarian thread. It's an offshoot to that thread, similar subject matters but a different question. I'm obviously not implying or trying to that being vegetarian means you don't enjoy eating or anything else, just asking a question. What is your motivation behind eating? Do you like to eat, or is it a chore for you? Do you do it just because you have to, and to get a benefit out of it? Or do you do it for taste and fulfillment? Answer up, I'm curious to see the results.

Topspindoctor
11-07-2011, 01:55 AM
Yeah, I enjoy it, if the food is tasty and there is good drink available.

Otherwise eating is a chore for me, if I am forced to grab a burger on the run and wash it down with soft drink.

Filo V.
11-07-2011, 02:02 AM
The vegetarian thread opened my eyes in terms of different people having different preferences in terms of what they like to eat and why. I wouldn't necessarily say eating is a chore for me, but everything I put in my body is planned, like, I don't eat without thinking about exactly what I'm putting in my body and the end result. With that said, I don't eat a whole lot outside of oatmeal, some fruits, vegetables, chicken and some pasta. Also I never drink anything but water and I absolutely never eat out unless forced.

I think that, ultimately, whether a person enjoys eating depends on their intent behind eating. Honestly, taste is secondary for me. Eating is a necessity to survive, but I only eat the foods that keep me looking good, and keep my face and torso thin.

P.S. This isn't a thread seeking attention, I'm legitimately curious to see the results and what others think.

Filo V.
11-07-2011, 02:06 AM
Oh, and also, drinking while you eat is a major no-no. It damages your bodies' ability to digest your food.

Topspindoctor
11-07-2011, 02:14 AM
Oh, and also, drinking while you eat is a major no-no. It damages your bodies' ability to digest your food.

So what? Are you trying to live until 80 or something?

Filo V.
11-07-2011, 02:20 AM
No, like I said, I only care about looking good when it comes to eating :lol:

Drinking water while you eat can lead to weight gain, I know I sound paranoid and it wasn't anything said to mean anything, just a general statement :)

out_here_grindin
11-07-2011, 02:23 AM
so wait till after your done eating to drink?

emotion
11-07-2011, 02:24 AM
i dont like eating at all, i do it reluctantly

Sham Kay
11-07-2011, 02:24 AM
Eating is something I consider as one of my enjoyments in life. I do not restrict myself at all and will eat anything at least once. Though conversely I'm incredibly picky, so 80% of meals I've never tried more than once due to not liking it.

I don't think I've ever watched calories or what proteins, carbs, fats etc I'm taking in and just eat as much of anything I like without really knowing or caring whether I'm missing something important or having too much of something unhealthy. Yes, I may regret that later and my high metabolism won't last forever.

I don't mind eating in a rush, since even when I can take my time I have been told I eat as if someone is going to take away my food at any moment. I Stuff my face without even being aware of it basically. Which means I always have a drink nearby, usually fizzy. Have to clear that clogged up feeling in the chest afterall.

While I'm still able to commit eating crimes such as these, I enjoy food as one of my reasons for living. Ironically, it may well result in my painful death.
If.. no when I have become unhealthy later in my life and am forced to eat fruit/veg/oats/bran flakes, eating will be something I force myself to do, and in turn will be a fate worse than death.

Filo V.
11-07-2011, 02:42 AM
so wait till after your done eating to drink?

Wait at least 30-45 minutes. Also, drink a glass of water when you wake up and about 30 minutes before going to sleep. It all helps with digestion and cleans out your system.

Filo V.
11-07-2011, 02:58 AM
Eating is something I consider as one of my enjoyments in life. I do not restrict myself at all and will eat anything at least once. Though conversely I'm incredibly picky, so 80% of meals I've never tried more than once due to not liking it.

I don't think I've ever watched calories or what proteins, carbs, fats etc I'm taking in and just eat as much of anything I like without really knowing or caring whether I'm missing something important or having too much of something unhealthy. Yes, I may regret that later and my high metabolism won't last forever.

I don't mind eating in a rush, since even when I can take my time I have been told I eat as if someone is going to take away my food at any moment. I Stuff my face without even being aware of it basically. Which means I always have a drink nearby, usually fizzy. Have to clear that clogged up feeling in the chest afterall.

While I'm still able to commit eating crimes such as these, I enjoy food as one of my reasons for living. Ironically, it may well result in my painful death.
If.. no when I have become unhealthy later in my life and am forced to eat fruit/veg/oats/bran flakes, eating will be something I force myself to do, and in turn will be a fate worse than death.
In some ways, I envy your attitude (this attitude in general) towards eating, totally carefree. With that said I know that there is no way I would ever actually go through and follow this eating pattern myself. But you only live once, so it's good to do that to the fullest.

abraxas21
11-07-2011, 03:38 AM
The vegetarian thread opened my eyes in terms of different people having different preferences in terms of what they like to eat and why. I wouldn't necessarily say eating is a chore for me, but everything I put in my body is planned, like, I don't eat without thinking about exactly what I'm putting in my body and the end result. With that said, I don't eat a whole lot outside of oatmeal, some fruits, vegetables, chicken and some pasta. Also I never drink anything but water and I absolutely never eat out unless forced.

I think that, ultimately, whether a person enjoys eating depends on their intent behind eating. Honestly, taste is secondary for me. Eating is a necessity to survive, but I only eat the foods that keep me looking good, and keep my face and torso thin.

P.S. This isn't a thread seeking attention, I'm legitimately curious to see the results and what others think.

reading your posts,it seems you need more spontaineity in your life. i recall your thread about how much time you take for getting dressed/ready each morning and it was a lot, everything planned too.

having everything so planned out takes the fun out of some things

also, it isn't good for one's mentality to be that concerned about looks. i know you won't see it that way now but i assure you that you will in the future. just my 2 cents

abraxas21
11-07-2011, 03:47 AM
Eating is something I consider as one of my enjoyments in life. I do not restrict myself at all and will eat anything at least once. Though conversely I'm incredibly picky, so 80% of meals I've never tried more than once due to not liking it.

I don't think I've ever watched calories or what proteins, carbs, fats etc I'm taking in and just eat as much of anything I like without really knowing or caring whether I'm missing something important or having too much of something unhealthy. Yes, I may regret that later and my high metabolism won't last forever.

I don't mind eating in a rush, since even when I can take my time I have been told I eat as if someone is going to take away my food at any moment. I Stuff my face without even being aware of it basically. Which means I always have a drink nearby, usually fizzy. Have to clear that clogged up feeling in the chest afterall.

While I'm still able to commit eating crimes such as these, I enjoy food as one of my reasons for living. Ironically, it may well result in my painful death.
If.. no when I have become unhealthy later in my life and am forced to eat fruit/veg/oats/bran flakes, eating will be something I force myself to do, and in turn will be a fate worse than death.

im pretty much like this but i try to eat relatively heathy stuff in my daily diet. still, i dont restrict myself to anything except 2 things

a- cheese and butter (causes me acne) but i still eat cheese from time to time (mainly on pizza, and i love pizza). i havent eaten butter in ages though.

b- drinking beer and eating. i just don't like it and apparently it's awful for one's health. still, i've done it a few times but i generally try to avoid it

Arkulari
11-07-2011, 07:17 AM
I don't eat, I inhale food :lol:

Also, I'm pretty much a regular Andrew Zimmern: will eat the weirdest things, don't like to not try food just because it isn't "normal" :p

My Twitter account is about: football, food, alcohol, tennis and family.

In that order ;)

solowyn
11-07-2011, 08:17 AM
Food is one of life's best pleasures imo.

I say this as a former eating disorder sufferer :lol:

Time Violation
11-07-2011, 09:53 AM
I like eating, but if I could swallow some pills like in the SF movies and be good for the day, I would go for it, saves time, not to mention dirty dishes :p

Filo V.
11-07-2011, 12:59 PM
reading your posts,it seems you need more spontaineity in your life. i recall your thread about how much time you take for getting dressed/ready each morning and it was a lot, everything planned too.

having everything so planned out takes the fun out of some things

also, it isn't good for one's mentality to be that concerned about looks. i know you won't see it that way now but i assure you that you will in the future. just my 2 cents
I agree with you, when it comes to a couple different aspects of my life I have some spontaneity, but I definitely could use more. I definitely need to find a bit more fun in my life, I feel like I'm really dragging along now.

As for the looks obsession, in the future, when your looks naturally fade, obviously if you base your self-worth on your looks, then you will be less happy in the future when you lose the looks. It's my ace-in-the-hole, though. It's the one thing I know I have I can rely on. And, being good looking makes me feel good, and it makes me feel even better when other people hit on me as they do. I guess my problem is almost everything I do is linked to my appearance and that isn't really healthy.

Everything you say I've been told a number of times, by people on here and in my real life, I know I'm too obsessed with my looks. It's something I have to work on to control.

Hian-GOAT
11-07-2011, 01:17 PM
Yeah, this is a reason to live :hearts:

Dini
11-07-2011, 01:57 PM
I absolutely love food and eating it, so much so that I get so excited when there's good food in front of me that I eat so fast and almost forget to enjoy the flavours.

All this, however, doesn't mean I'm any good when it comes to cooking. (If I get rich one day I'd open a restaurant and be served all the great dishes across my favourite cuisines. :worship:)

tennizen
11-07-2011, 02:00 PM
Love to eat. But my greed for good food exceeds my ability to consume it so I am happy when I can cook and watch other people eat.

Start da Game
11-07-2011, 04:44 PM
depends on my mood......i love spicy food......i eat tons and tons if i like an item......i had these today evening......

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3099/5725921251_433f2dc049.jpg

http://www.goldsilveralert.com/images/photogallery/section/611-DahiPuri.JPG

http://vegrecipesofindia.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/dahi-puri.jpg

shiaben
11-07-2011, 05:15 PM
In the past I had bad habits sometimes of overeating and it resulted in having to work extra hard to get rid of all the fat and weight that accumulated from the bad habit. Of course this first statement I'm referring to unhealthy food. In terms of healthy food, when I was younger, my mom would pressure me to eat eggs, zucchini, eggplants, and I was not use to the taste and hated when we had dishes related to these types of things (so in this case it was like a chore). I was more use to meat and unhealthier foods lol. But I guess when I got older I became more vigilant about my health, and I'm less likely than my family members to use sauce nowadays, and eat more healthier (more vegetables and fruits than anything else).

The good thing is as a child, for whatever reason, I had a good habit of drinking soda only a few times a year. I had the habit of drinking lots of milk instead. Probably explains why I haven't broken anything.

Today I eat less for enjoyment (I still do but not as much as I use to) and more for nutrition I'd say.

Henry Chinaski
11-08-2011, 12:50 AM
No, like I said, I only care about looking good when it comes to eating :lol:

Drinking water while you eat can lead to weight gain, I know I sound paranoid and it wasn't anything said to mean anything, just a general statement :)

You sound completely neurotic but that's nothing new.

Did you have a chubby face as a kid and get teased for it or something?

You seem to have a particular obsession with that.

Edda
11-08-2011, 12:54 AM
I'm of German and Italian descent, so yes, I love to eat, but only good food.

Sunset of Age
11-08-2011, 12:55 AM
Yes, like anyone else, I love to eat.
However, always Ms. Marlene Dietrich's words come to mind: "One minute in your mouth, five minutes in your stomach, the rest of your life - on your hips".

;)

Filo V.
11-08-2011, 01:50 AM
You sound completely neurotic but that's nothing new.

Did you have a chubby face as a kid and get teased for it or something?

You seem to have a particular obsession with that.

No, I had a picture taken of myself, and my face looked way too chubby for my liking. So almost from that day I became dedicated to losing face weight, and fat in general. The hottest faces are faces that are thinner with low/no fat, so that's what I want my face to look like. Which is why I only eat very specific types of foods and eat in specific ways.

The drawback is obviously you're not getting the most nutritional value eating 2-3 bowls of oatmeal a day. But I really couldn't care less.

Arkulari
11-08-2011, 02:44 AM
Damn Francis, I don't think I would be able to give up on food :lol: Thankfully I have a very fast metabolism, do lots of sports and usually don't eat too much junk food 'cuz I prefer traditional Spanish cuisine which is not really about deep fried things ;)

Henry Chinaski
11-08-2011, 03:29 AM
No, I had a picture taken of myself, and my face looked way too chubby for my liking. So almost from that day I became dedicated to losing face weight, and fat in general. The hottest faces are faces that are thinner with low/no fat, so that's what I want my face to look like. Which is why I only eat very specific types of foods and eat in specific ways.

The drawback is obviously you're not getting the most nutritional value eating 2-3 bowls of oatmeal a day. But I really couldn't care less.

fair enough. i have accepted my chubby face.

P.S.: stick a scoop of high quality whey isolate in your oatmeal and you're getting a much more balanced meal that is still free of fats and high glycemic carbs (as well as extra flavour)

(alternatively, eat whatever the fuck you want and get hold of some clenbuterol or similar olumpic grade anabolic)

JolŠnGagů
11-08-2011, 10:08 AM
I'm of German and Italian descent, so yes, I love to eat, but only good food.

I didn't know Germans were renowned for good food... you must be a sausage muncher, hopefully not double sided.

leng jai
11-08-2011, 10:15 AM
I'll let my gut answer this thread.

Mae
11-08-2011, 10:17 AM
Yes, like anyone else, I love to eat.
However, always Ms. Marlene Dietrich's words come to mind: "One minute in your mouth, five minutes in your stomach, the rest of your life - on your hips".

;)

This is a great quote and I couldn't agree more. But yes I still like to eat :)

Filo V.
11-15-2011, 07:14 PM
Damn Francis, I don't think I would be able to give up on food :lol: Thankfully I have a very fast metabolism, do lots of sports and usually don't eat too much junk food 'cuz I prefer traditional Spanish cuisine which is not really about deep fried things ;)

It's not easy Nat :lol: I have a fast metabolism too, and a body build that is naturally lean, but I just got really paranoid about what I was eating, so I basically cut everything out. Spanish cuisine sure does sound enticing though :lick:

Filo V.
11-15-2011, 07:17 PM
I enjoy eating but I'm getting really paranoid about what I eat and my looks. I think it's a personality thing rather than an eating disorder, but like, if I have a bowl of pasta, I absolutely must work out for 30-1 hour, as much as possible, or I'll feel disgusted emotionally. I have an emotional block that won't let me eat the foods I want to eat without feeling like shit afterward. It makes me a little sad, but I think I look really great in the face and I have really low body fat now. So I don't feel that bad about it.

Am I as much of a wreck as it sounds?

Filo V.
11-15-2011, 07:24 PM
fair enough. i have accepted my chubby face.

P.S.: stick a scoop of high quality whey isolate in your oatmeal and you're getting a much more balanced meal that is still free of fats and high glycemic carbs (as well as extra flavour)

(alternatively, eat whatever the fuck you want and get hold of some clenbuterol or similar olumpic grade anabolic)

Yes, I actually occasionally buy whey isolate, I have to do it regularly! Definitely good for you and is great for the protein and digestion, especially.

However, I'm not a fan of putting things like clenbuterol into your body. I can keep the weight off without it.

Chubby cheeks work with some people, it looks boyish/girlish and cute. I'm just not one of those people :o

Start da Game
11-15-2011, 07:24 PM
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Filo V.
11-15-2011, 07:26 PM
I would honestly probably die if I ate that, even though it looks delicious.

I haven't had cake, ice cream, whipped cream, in like 2 years. It sort of makes me sick looking at that slice of cake.

Start da Game
11-15-2011, 07:27 PM
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Start da Game
11-15-2011, 07:29 PM
I would honestly probably die if I ate that, even though it looks delicious.

I haven't had cake, ice cream, whipped cream, in like 2 years. It sort of makes me sick looking at that slice of cake.

that means you care too much about health......there's no reason not to like it unless you are 40 or above......

buddyholly
11-15-2011, 08:40 PM
that means you care too much about health......there's no reason not to like it unless you are 40 or above......

I think you have it the wrong way round. After 40, who cares?

2003
11-17-2011, 12:24 AM
My goodness, life is far to short to worry about whether to have liquid with a meal or not!

I mean, I get drunk often, I gotta eat food with my drink. Food and drink definately go together for me.

To each their own I guess, I just cant imagine my big daily meal without a glass of water or a soda.

And as I said, when it comes to drinking wines, beers, spirits, food definately goes with it! Mind you nothing wrong with drinking on an empty stomach either and eating later on. But I aint stopping my drink for no food!

Mimi
11-17-2011, 06:34 AM
of course, otherwise how come I would be so fat :lol:?

tripwires
11-17-2011, 06:49 AM
I enjoy eating but I'm getting really paranoid about what I eat and my looks. I think it's a personality thing rather than an eating disorder, but like, if I have a bowl of pasta, I absolutely must work out for 30-1 hour, as much as possible, or I'll feel disgusted emotionally. I have an emotional block that won't let me eat the foods I want to eat without feeling like shit afterward. It makes me a little sad, but I think I look really great in the face and I have really low body fat now. So I don't feel that bad about it.

Am I as much of a wreck as it sounds?

I felt like this during my skinny phase which also coincided (coincidentally) with a very bad break up that I went through. I cut my food intake about 50% and exercised like mad. I lost a lot of weight and felt great. Then I started working and had no time to exercise and started putting back on some of the weight that I lost. I was absolutely miserable at work and therefore did not have the mental energy to diet or choose to not eat something unhealthy and frivolous which tasted good and chose instead to indulge. I actually quite despise the way I look now. Iím not overweight and never was, and I never had an eating disorder. But itís all mental, isnít it? Itís what matters more to you. Some people like eating more than looking good; some people donít even think that having body fats makes them look unattractive or whatever.

Iím actually sad that Iíve lost the discipline that I used to have during my skinny phase. I like food, sure; I indulge in my favourite Indian food every now and then which is fattening as hell and I love chocolates and desserts. But I like looking good more than I like eating. Iíd rather subsist on a diet of raw vegetables, which I hate, than ever be obese or even slightly overweight. And I donít think thereís anything wrong with choosing to look good over choosing to indulge in food thatís fattening but which tastes good, as long as youíre not starving yourself.

Life is too short to spend it looking bad and feeling bad about yourself because you think you look bad.

Lopez
11-17-2011, 07:29 AM
I enjoy eating very much. You're going to have to do it anyway, why not make it enjoyable? My mother is a bit of an amateur chef and I always ate well at home. Now that I don't live at home anymore, I still try to cook nice meals. Sometimes I go through more trouble, sometimes less depending on how much time I have that day.

Eating at a fancy restaurant is one of the greatest things I know. I've been lucky enough in my life that the people I know are affluent enough to occasionally invite me to a delicious dinner (I'm a poor student, no chance for me to pay that myself :lol:).

I don't worry about my weight too much, especially now that I'm working out a lot and growing muscle mass. I could stand to lose a few kilograms though and plan to do in the Spring. I've always been heavy for my height even though I've been quite thin at times. When I was in the army, I was really thin, with ribs and abs clear etc., never been that thin in my adult life and I weighed 78kg :p and I'm 180cm tall.

Filo V.
11-20-2011, 04:46 PM
that means you care too much about health......there's no reason not to like it unless you are 40 or above......
It's not bad to care about your health. People should strive to be healthy. Love your body, as it is a temple and you only have one.

Also, I care about my face more than my health and my face likes eating healthy more than it likes eating ultra sugary foods.

Naudio Spanlatine
11-20-2011, 04:59 PM
i love eating, eating without being desperate is a healthier way, its about enjoying you food and eating it with care, i want to enjoy eating with a healthy lifestyle, why should ppl spend too much time finding diets, you diet is to love thyself and enjoy life and appreciate it

Filo V.
11-20-2011, 05:00 PM
I felt like this during my skinny phase which also coincided (coincidentally) with a very bad break up that I went through. I cut my food intake about 50% and exercised like mad. I lost a lot of weight and felt great. Then I started working and had no time to exercise and started putting back on some of the weight that I lost. I was absolutely miserable at work and therefore did not have the mental energy to diet or choose to not eat something unhealthy and frivolous which tasted good and chose instead to indulge. I actually quite despise the way I look now. Iím not overweight and never was, and I never had an eating disorder. But itís all mental, isnít it? Itís what matters more to you. Some people like eating more than looking good; some people donít even think that having body fats makes them look unattractive or whatever.

Iím actually sad that Iíve lost the discipline that I used to have during my skinny phase. I like food, sure; I indulge in my favourite Indian food every now and then which is fattening as hell and I love chocolates and desserts. But I like looking good more than I like eating. Iíd rather subsist on a diet of raw vegetables, which I hate, than ever be obese or even slightly overweight. And I donít think thereís anything wrong with choosing to look good over choosing to indulge in food thatís fattening but which tastes good, as long as youíre not starving yourself.

Life is too short to spend it looking bad and feeling bad about yourself because you think you look bad.It is all mental. Work does lead to weight gain in many cases, because work adds stress and one of the biggest results of stress is known to be weight gain. Food is a stimulate and when people feel down or lazy, a lot of people look to eating as a means to escape.

I also agree that, ultimately, it's all about perspective and what an individual gets out of eating. Some people eat to be healthy, some eat for enjoyment, it is what it is. I think as long as you don't detest eating then you're fine. You say you've never been overweight and that's good. One can't allow their self-esteem to get too low with their current looks, because then they'll fall into a nasty cycle of feeling bad about yourself, and not doing anything to get yourself out of the rut. That leads to depression, and eating disorders.

If you personally don't like the way you look, that's OK too, because ultimately, it's not a bad thing to strive to look the best you possibly can. I agree that life is too short to spend it not looking your best. It's something we all have control of, and that's why I am so dedicated about eating correctly. You should plan a schedule and make sure to devote at least 30 minutes to exercise daily, that's all it takes to lose weight. 30 min. exercise, combine that with eating right and with an appropriate time to sleep. It takes some sacrifices but it will be well worth it.

Naudio Spanlatine
11-20-2011, 05:05 PM
i was overweight in middle school and high school, it was mentally, physically and emotionally draining for me, i ate so much i couldnt stop, at 16 i loss alot of weight, but then next year i gain some weight again, and then i loss too much weight then gain it back again........it was a rollercoaster ride for me, im not healthy yet, i want to organize my life first before thinking about getting fit again, but yes stress can make you go yo yo crazy, but its all about analyising things and getting well balanced, thats what im trying to do lately

tripwires
11-21-2011, 02:45 AM
Filo V:

The biggest problem with work for me is that I'm stuck in an office for 8 hours a day. Before I started working, I'd go for a swim in the afternoons, which helped me with my exercising/diet. However, I don't swim regularly anymore because I play tennis on the weekends and I have a strange phobia of swimming at night (something about the darkness and the underwater pool lights scare me). I don't have a habit of going to the gym either because I find it boring, but I guess I don't really have a choice now, so I might start.

What kind of exercise do you do for 30 minutes a day?

I think I might have overstated my issues with my current weight - I feel fine with myself most of the time. I just get really cranky and even weepy with how I look when I'm PMSing. But it's still something that I wanna work on, losing weight; I find it ghastly that I can't fit into a pair of shorts that I bought a year ago, among other things. :( I've also stopped wearng tank tops 'cause my body just isn't what it used to be!

NadalMyHero:

I think dieting is somewhat overrated. It doesn't really matter how much you don't eat if you don't exercise. The only way to lose weight is through a combination of eating less/eating healthily and exercising. I think you can start first by eating healthily - cutting down on fattening/fried/oily/sweet foods is always a good place to start. :)

Naudio Spanlatine
11-21-2011, 02:48 AM
Filo V:

The biggest problem with work for me is that I'm stuck in an office for 8 hours a day. Before I started working, I'd go for a swim in the afternoons, which helped me with my exercising/diet. However, I don't swim regularly anymore because I play tennis on the weekends and I have a strange phobia of swimming at night (something about the darkness and the underwater pool lights scare me). I don't have a habit of going to the gym either because I find it boring, but I guess I don't really have a choice now, so I might start.

What kind of exercise do you do for 30 minutes a day?

I think I might have overstated my issues with my current weight - I feel fine with myself most of the time. I just get really cranky and even weepy with how I look when I'm PMSing. But it's still something that I wanna work on, losing weight; I find it ghastly that I can't fit into a pair of shorts that I bought a year ago, among other things. :( I've also stopped wearng tank tops 'cause my body just isn't what it used to be!

NadalMyHero:

I think dieting is somewhat overrated. It doesn't really matter how much you don't eat if you don't exercise. The only way to lose weight is through a combination of eating less/eating healthily and exercising. I think you can start first by eating healthily - cutting down on fattening/fried/oily/sweet foods is always a good place to start. :)
and thats what im trying to do, and i do agree with diets being overrated, its sad how people would depend on diets to become healthy but yet they end up gaining more weight than ever, so i agree:D

Filo V.
11-28-2011, 08:56 PM
Actually, it's ALL about what you eat, especially if you have a slower metabolism. First and foremost, you have to eat right. Because if you don't eat right, then if you just workout really hard to offset the bad eating, you're not gaining nor losing weight. The way to lose weight is by eating right, drinking lots of water and exercising.

I lost most of the weight I did solely by cutting out virtually all sodium from my diet, all fatty/oily foods, and virtually all artificially sugary foods, as well as cut down a ton on carbs. Did that, drink lots of water, eat a ton of vegetables and salad, which naturally have water in them, and that's basically it. You don't have to work out to lose weight, but eating right is a must.

Certinfy
11-28-2011, 09:08 PM
I'm very skinny and people tell me I look anorexic but I just can't stand eating. I mean it's not that I don't want to eat but it's more about that I can't, most of the time I just feel sick thinking about food and even if I do force myself to eat when feeling like that it only ends with me feeling even worse.

I've been to see my doctor about this though and I'm going to have some tests done on my stomach and stuff, so maybe it's an issue to do with something there.

Filo V.
11-28-2011, 09:09 PM
Filo V:

The biggest problem with work for me is that I'm stuck in an office for 8 hours a day. Before I started working, I'd go for a swim in the afternoons, which helped me with my exercising/diet. However, I don't swim regularly anymore because I play tennis on the weekends and I have a strange phobia of swimming at night (something about the darkness and the underwater pool lights scare me). I don't have a habit of going to the gym either because I find it boring, but I guess I don't really have a choice now, so I might start.

What kind of exercise do you do for 30 minutes a day?

I think I might have overstated my issues with my current weight - I feel fine with myself most of the time. I just get really cranky and even weepy with how I look when I'm PMSing. But it's still something that I wanna work on, losing weight; I find it ghastly that I can't fit into a pair of shorts that I bought a year ago, among other things. :( I've also stopped wearng tank tops 'cause my body just isn't what it used to be!

Swimming at night is weird :scared: I'm not much on getting into water. I can swim, but I don't like to do it. I don't really like working out at all, but I have to force myself to do it. I understand not wanting to do it, but it's one of those evils you have to do to look right. On the days you're not working, you can dedicate yourself to some more time exercising. Also sometime before going to sleep, exercise for like 15-20 minutes. Exercising before sleep helps with weight loss during sleep. Sleep in general is good for weight loss.

Tennis on the weekends sounds great, fun and very healthy! I need to start playing more myself. Do you have a swimming pool at your local gym? If so, you could swim there sometime after work and before you go to sleep.

I do tons of cardio for exercise. Running, some bicycling, jump rope (terrible at it, but I try), standard jumping in place, lots of stretches, crunches. I spar in a de-facto boxing ring in my gym, shadow box, hit a punching bag, things like that, I also do step aerobics. Ultra-active activities are the best way to lose weight. My legs hurt after like 15 minutes, but I know how to force myself beyond my limits. What I do is I'll work out heavy like 2 days straight, and then either have a break day or light workout day the next, and eat less to off-set that.

I understand with your work schedule that you don't have a lot of extra time, but there are simple exercises you can do in your home that will help you lose weight without even having to go to the gym! What's most important, however, is you generally have high self-esteem, if you love yourself first and foremost, then everything else will come into place.

Filo V.
11-28-2011, 09:11 PM
I'm very skinny and people tell me I look anorexic but I just can't stand eating. I mean it's not that I don't want to eat but it's more about that I can't, most of the time I just feel sick thinking about food and even if I do force myself to eat when feeling like that it only ends with me feeling even worse.

I've been to see my doctor about this though and I'm going to have some tests done on my stomach and stuff, so maybe it's an issue to do with something there.

It might be a mentally induced physical issue, at least that's what it sort of sounds like from my unprofessional position. Hopefully it's nothing too serious and they find a way to help you.

Mae
11-30-2011, 10:43 AM
I'm very skinny and people tell me I look anorexic but I just can't stand eating. I mean it's not that I don't want to eat but it's more about that I can't, most of the time I just feel sick thinking about food and even if I do force myself to eat when feeling like that it only ends with me feeling even worse.

I've been to see my doctor about this though and I'm going to have some tests done on my stomach and stuff, so maybe it's an issue to do with something there.

I do hope the doctor can find out what is wrong. I hate it that you are going through all of this :sad: :hug:

bhathiya9999
11-30-2011, 03:28 PM
If i eaten a lot, then definitively i have run another distance.

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11-30-2011, 03:33 PM
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11-30-2011, 03:34 PM
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star
11-30-2011, 03:59 PM
Everything you say I've been told a number of times, by people on here and in my real life, I know I'm too obsessed with my looks. It's something I have to work on to control.

It seems to me that most people who are obsessed with their looks either have low self esteem or are narcissistic. Probably itís not something that can be changed without strong motivation.

Filo V.
11-30-2011, 04:06 PM
I don't really see myself as narcissistic. My self-esteem wavers. It really all depends on how I feel I look and feel in general. I can't necessarily say it's self-esteem more than, sometimes I get down about life in general. And that has an affect on my looks, because then I'm not as focused on upkeep.

It's something I should control, but honestly, I like being obsessed with my looks. Because I know I'm attractive. I like the compliments I get. I like the power it gives me. I like having sex with hot men. I don't want to nor do I think I have to give this up. I'm overall happy in my own skin, and that's what matters most.

star
11-30-2011, 05:04 PM
I don't really see myself as narcissistic. My self-esteem wavers. It really all depends on how I feel I look and feel in general. I can't necessarily say it's self-esteem more than, sometimes I get down about life in general. And that has an affect on my looks, because then I'm not as focused on upkeep.

It's something I should control, but honestly, I like being obsessed with my looks. Because I know I'm attractive. I like the compliments I get. I like the power it gives me. I like having sex with hot men. I don't want to nor do I think I have to give this up. I'm overall happy in my own skin, and that's what matters most.

Being comfortable with oneís self is the most important thing.

Iím glad to hear you think you are comfortable, but from reading your posts, it doesnít sound as if you are. Maybe itís just my bias, but I canít see how living a life focused on being hot and getting compliments can be fulfilling, but I certainly see that once you are hooked on it, it would be difficult to give up.

For me, you sound as if you need and want a great deal of attention. That doesnít really go with being comfortable in your own skin.

Tommy_Vercetti
11-30-2011, 05:41 PM
Of course. Who doesn't enjoy eating?

Filo V.
11-30-2011, 05:42 PM
It's fulfilling because it means I'm hot. And being hot gets you places. Being hot gets you hot guys. And I'm charming. That combination works for me. I've basically skated through life on these two traits alone.

I don't work for the attention. I love attention, but I don't work for it. It comes naturally. In reality, I'm actually pretty quiet in real life, almost shy, most of the time. I'm not a bombshell personality. I just look good, and it's sort of like a weapon in my pocket that I know I have and can use. And I love what it gives me. So that makes me happy.

The only question would be for me, is that actually moral? Is it morally decent to be so obsessed with appearance and sex? Sometimes I question that. But my default belief is, I'm happy and I'm living my life as I see fit. And I am comfortable with that. No-one is dictating my life. You can be comfortable in your own skin and love attention, as long as that attention isn't all you live for. I can live with myself. I like myself.

Filo V.
11-30-2011, 05:44 PM
Of course. Who doesn't enjoy eating?

Many people, actually. Some people enjoy eating, but eat for reasons not about enjoyment but other reasons such as health. Basically, the question I was asking is, does everyone here eat for enjoyment or do you get something else from eating.

Tommy_Vercetti
11-30-2011, 05:50 PM
Many people, actually. Some people enjoy eating, but eat for reasons not about enjoyment but other reasons such as health. Basically, the question I was asking is, does everyone here eat for enjoyment or do you get something else from eating.

Uhhhhh..... M'Kay.