How do you enjoy your food?

United States
September 7, 2010 8:03pm CST
I eat everyday thinking that I should eat as much as I can in every meal. Getting full and finishing my plate is always my goal when I eat. The reason for that is because when I was a kid, I was really skinny and no matter how much I eat I am still skinny. And because of that I developed a habit of binge eating, thinking that it will make me gain some weight. I also tried drinking supplements but nothing worked for me and now that I have stopped growing, I became bulky and programmed to eat as much as I can until I'm full. It became a pleasure thing for me and now I feel bad for myself eating so much but its not that terrible for my condition because I still have control over it. I try to avoid it now as there is no point to it but sometimes I allow myself to pig out just for fun. I know binge eating is not good but I enjoy it. Do you enjoy your food? Or you just eat to survive. I'm talking not of the taste but the mindset that you are in when you eat food. What does your mind tell you? Do you play with your food not literally but mentally?
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• United States
8 Sep 10
I was shocked to find that there are many who Don't eat what they like. I mean the people with the means and no medical condition to stop them. They get guilty, Guilty if they eat the " wrong" things. Me? I never was like that. I am lucky enough to eat what I like , when I like. I can count on one hand the times I had to settle for something I didn't want . On work days I don't eat until late. By the time I get top eat I have a huge feast. So I wind up having one meal on those days. But on my days off I eat a snack, somewhere around lunchtime, and then a meal around dinnertime.I enjoy what I eat , I enjoy pizza and donuts more than Mac and Cheese, but that's ok.On my birthday I look forward to my cake and dinner but most of the time It just eat when I'm hungry.So I guess I am more of a live to eat and eat to live.
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• United States
8 Sep 10
So you basically eat for survival and not for fun?
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• United States
9 Sep 10
No I eat because I'm hungry, period. I have always done that. Fun to me has nothing to do with food.and I don't see myself as a machine that Must have good, healthy things to work better either. I do enjoy what I eart but I don't plan my whole day around food, Unless it is a High holy day. New Years I Must have sothing round and sweet, Passover I Can't have anthing that has risen. And Yom Kippur I fast. But to get up on a ragular day and think , I must eat this or I Can't eat that I will Never do. With that said I have looked forward to a specail meal like my birthday dinner.
• United States
9 Sep 10
Cool, that was simple. You do your rituals as you please.
@xtmlove (403)
• China
8 Sep 10
I eat food three times a day. Just as you said, I also like to eat as more as possible until I feel full. But in order to keep fit,I don't eat snacks in another time.I also care about my food in every meal, I don't eat one kind of food too much.I want to keep the balance of nutrition of each meal.So I'm in good condition all the time.
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• United States
8 Sep 10
Are you enjoying your food or not?
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@khayshenz (1387)
• United States
8 Sep 10
I eat 5 times a day and I don't skip breakfast. I eat to live, but that doesn't mean I shouldn't or couldn't enjoy what I eat. I mostly eat healthy but I like junk food too. I figured, if you eat healthy 85 % of the time (mainly during weekdays) and only allow yourself to eat crappy RARELY, you should be OK. And make sure you exercise, hard (i.e running, weight lifting) - to make up for that other 15% of crap that you eat. Don't let food consume you. Enjoy but don't over indulge, TOO MUCH of anything is NEVER good.
• United States
8 Sep 10
You don't play with your food?
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@richard03 (133)
• Philippines
8 Sep 10
for eating is a routine... i never skip my meals, and when i eat I REALLY EAT, LOL!!! but still i do becarefull of what i eating i love to eat at the same time i'am very much cautious on the foods i'am eating... Less fats, less sugar, in other words BALANCE.. its hard to get sick nowadays. BECARE "FULL".. peace!!!
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• United States
8 Sep 10
You love eating but how would you describe the love that you are telling me. You enjoy being cautious?
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@marguicha (103725)
• Chile
14 Sep 10
I love to cook and I love to eat. I like to eat new things, to cook new food, and to make lovely dishes with colour and nice shapes. I am not so much into eating a lot but I don´t eat like a bird either. I have never eaten just to survive and I don´t think I have never been really hungry in my life. But I get a lot of pleasure out of most food. One of the problems I had when I was little and one thinks of being an astronaut was that I would not be able to eat a real dish of good food. Happy posting!
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• India
8 Sep 10
well i enjoy watever i eat.. whn i have sumthing i love .. i take it as much as my tummy can take ...ll..and wen i hav normal things.. i just take thatmuch amount so as to fill my stomach and i dnt feel hungry for the next 2 to 3 hrs ..
• United States
9 Sep 10
I f you think back, when you were eating, how did you know that you are enjoying what you eat?
• India
9 Sep 10
mmm..wel i enjoy eatin wen i get my favorite things to eat... and i must tell u...evn wen thinkin abt my favourite food makes my mouth watery..so hw can u say that i wont enjoy that wen i have it..lol
• United States
9 Sep 10
I never said you won't enjoy it, you even said that you enjoy whatever you eat but that is not what I'm interested in. I'm asking for HOW you enjoy your food. So you enjoy salivating?
@nasi88 (34)
• Bulgaria
8 Sep 10
Hello dear I know that many harmful to overeat. Nice to eat beneficial foods such as vegetables and fruits the meat is bad I do not love it.Each has its own flavor to food.
• United States
9 Sep 10
I know over eating is bad. That is common sense. Do you enjoy your food? How do you enjoy your food?
@nasi88 (34)
• Bulgaria
9 Sep 10
To enjoy the fruits are so sweet, delicious and healthy for humans and animals. Make salads and other vegetable.Love to cook and useful food to a friend.
• Philippines
8 Sep 10
I eat food as much as there all have in the table because every time that i see delicious food i kept myself going back again in the table co,z I'm going crazy to eat all of them but they are times that we have delicious food i don't want eat it but instead i give it to my sister.
• United States
9 Sep 10
Can you trace the source of your craze for eating? That's what I'm interested in.
@chayapathys (2113)
• India
8 Sep 10
I am a strict vegetarian and I love all kinds of vegetarian food be it mexican cor chinese or italian or indian .But I have come across people who want and insist on taking particular type of food.They refuse to even taste other foods.I do not understand.Taste wise very food is tasty of its own. No distastefood is liked by nay. Every survives only on eating.As you said that few eat food only to survive.. may be due to medical advice or religious tenats. There is nothing like eating food and also giving food.You can observe that any person would not refuse to take anything like money jewellery etc but one refuse to take food when stomach is full.As per Hindu religion the highest charity is giving food.We should waste food.The food is god as we perceive and we should also not play with food.A good food gives strength to the body and the bad food spoils health.
• United States
8 Sep 10
Food is not fun? Okay, that's your opinion, maybe I'm the only one who plays with food and have fun, enjoy my blessings.
@anurag3786 (6275)
• India
8 Sep 10
yes i always enjoyed my food.. because i like every type of vegetables.. i mostly like green vegetables.. because it is very very healthy for our body.. so i get it in more quantity everyday..
• United States
8 Sep 10
Do you play with your food?
@his0yir (258)
28 Sep 10
I am a skinny type too. Although I enjoy eating and never set any daily amount, my body has its own 'self-controlled' system, i.e., I automatically stop eating when my body feels it has enough nutrition (but in fact, according to everyone's opinions, it doesn't....). So I never worry nor need to pay attention to how much food I have everyday as long as I follow my body's instinct. I guess I am quite lucky that my body works in its way. I can enjoy food in moderation without compelling myself.
• China
8 Sep 10
i dont like eating something just eat it by time .maybe the job are so hard for me .and have to deal with every customer well. and serve them well .sometimes don't eat anything for dinner .just eat some fruit in night. i know its not good for health .but i have to do that. and don' t like eating sometimes . so i am so thick now .hope every friend here like eating . thats good for job and your health .