Somebody lives to eat and somebody eats to live

India
March 27, 2008 2:31pm CST
Eating to live is better than living to eat.What is your opinion?
7 responses
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
27 Mar 08
Eating to live is certainly healthier. If you live to eat, you may not live very long. I would think there would be more interesting things to do with a life. Tan just eat it away.Don't get me wrong, I like eating food. Just I want to accomplish more with my life.
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• India
27 Mar 08
right, i am in your agreement.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
28 Mar 08
We all have to eat to live but i also live to eat. I love all kinds of food and I am constantly craving something, it seems. I hardly ever get the full feeling as I have aged. I wish I could curb my appetite so I do not eventually gain more weight but I just cannot seem to settle those cravings for nothing.
@dodoguy (1297)
• Australia
28 Mar 08
Hi stephcjh, I can't fathom why you would so desire to curb your appetite. Underneath all that fur, who's going to be any the wiser? And I'll bet your favorite dish is gravy and chicken!
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
28 Mar 08
Very true. My favorite dish is mexican food. I love tacos and burritos, but I also love fried chicken and gravy too. I love a variety of foods. I crave all kinds. I just don't want to eat and eat and become unhealthy.
@airi75 (50)
• Malaysia
28 Mar 08
I agree, so that we can choose healthier food to eat and just eat enough food for that time makes us healthy
@dodoguy (1297)
• Australia
28 Mar 08
Hi BRIJENDRA, I suppose that the relation of living to eating and vice versa depends on one's perspective and position n life. Those fat little people we call babies generally seem to give all their attention to sucking on the nearest boobie the can find - at least for a while. And then they gradually discover that there's other things to interest them beyond just the boobies. But in an allegorical sense, living to eat seems rather like owning a car just to be able to collect fuel. A somewhat limited outlook, because it all points in just one direction and makes the individual a slave to appetite. This might be a real problem if food is in short supply - such a life objective under those circumstances would be reduced to an existence of endless failure and torment. Taking the opposite approach, and making the act of eating just a means to sustain life, then the purpose of life (once decoupled from the object of eating) becomes open-ended and unlimited in its possibilities. And what's more, when food is just seen as a means to sustain life (which is what it is) rather than being the whole purpose of life, then a famine simply introduces a challenge to be overcome on the path to achieving one's chosen pursuits in life. Much easier to tolerate, and less likely to impact one's satisfaction with life and all it has to offer. I do like my food - don't we all? - but there's a whole lot more to living than just plugging the cake-hole.
@bbsr13 (4198)
• India
28 Mar 08
Hello,BRIJ! we must eat to live.but,instead we live to eat.many people think they are alive to day so enjoy with delicious foods and drinks,who knows whether they will be there to eat next day.so they just enjoy the day and welcome the disease.so be honest to your body and go with your food so as to make it fit to live a long happy life.thank you.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
28 Mar 08
That's why there are so many with weight issues...they live to eat. I prefer the first....eating to live. Not making it a whole lifestyle waiting for each new meal or snack...I got better things to do anyway! I enjoy life and want to be the healthiest I can be!
@palonghorn (5486)
• United States
28 Mar 08
Eating to live is so much better for you. If you are living to eat, then odds are you are over eating, however if you eat to live then you are probably eating healthier. I eat to live, which means I eat differently at different times of the year, I consume more carbs during the months I work, I'm a seasonal firefighter, and I consume more water and sports water during those months. I normally eat 4 times a day on work days, smaller amounts so that I get the energy I need but don't overeat.