Eat only when you are truly hungry. Eat what your body needs, not what your mind or emotions need. Eat what appeals to you. Stop when you begin to feel full. Get moderate exercise. You will never have a weight problem. You will never develop an eating disorder.
quote:Originally posted by Princess_Heather Eat only when you are truly hungry. Eat what your body needs, not what your mind or emotions need. Eat what appeals to you. Stop when you begin to feel full. Get moderate exercise. You will never have a weight problem. You will never develop an eating disorder.
um...i'm sorry, but i think this is a load of crap.
"eat what your body needs, not what your mind or emotions need"
"eat what appeals to you"
don't both of those statements contradict each other?
and there are some people who could follow this advice faithfully and still gain weight. why? because there isn't just one answer for everyone in the world.
Yes there are SOME people who have metabolic disorders or diabetes that this does not apply to. A lot of those people developed the metabolic disorders from dieting or not listening to their bodies in the first place. These people lose the sensations of hunger and fullness.
Obeisity is an autoexacerbating disease.
Last edited by Princess_Heather on 06-12-2002 at 02:18 AM
When I'm low in iron - stake sounds pretty good. When my blood sugar drops too low I crave sweets. If I haven't had enough calcium I prefer dairy products.
then explain why a child will eat cookies all day long and ignore their broccoli. if you gave each person a choice, they would eat whatever tastes good. people only eat nutritious foods because they're taught at a young age that they need to eat them in order to grow big and strong. propoganda teaches us to eat healthy, not our bodies. most nutritious substances (broccoli, green beans, spinach) don't taste nearly as good as a chocolate cake.
Your body is designed to get you what is needed nutritionally.
I've known children to pass up the cookies and chose fruit instead. I've given my nephew an open bag of candy - he'll eat a few pieces and stop. Children are growing. They crave fat and sugar because that is what they need. If any child over does it on the sweets it is because of that need. When the child gets older, stops growing and does not need the high calorie diet it grew up on, it will naturally be less attracted to sugars. Children/people who remain sweet toothed are attracted to the pleasure they get from eating it, not the actual sugar. Eating fills a void. They are attracted to the pleasure of eating sweets because they have been their entire lives. They eat because it tastes good, and that makes them feel good. They have used food for pleasure, for reward, for celebration, not for what it is intended, life.
i agree to an extent. i just don't think that telling people "eat what appeals to you" is going to keep them from gaining weight, or even straighten out their diet. people like fattening foods. i looove french fries. i never get tired of them. in high school, i once went an entire month eating homead french fries after school every day. the only reason i didn't keep going was because my mother stopped buying potatoes.
explain to me why i didn't crave any other vegetables? i DO get cravings every now and again for an apple, or a greek salad (mmm...feta cheese), but i think that for the most part, telling people to rely on their instincts in order to sort out their diet is like giving them an excuse to balloon up even further.