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Old 21.11.2011, 11:18
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Re: Live to eat or eat to live

I live to eat.

Food is one of life's greatest pleasures.
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Old 21.11.2011, 11:31
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Live to eat and eat and eat!!!

When I'm eating breakfast, I'm thinking of lunch. When I'm eating lunch, I'm thinking and talking about what I'm going to have for dinner, and so on. Food is almost all I think about.

Thanks to my recent fitness regime, I can eat pretty much anything and lots of it and not harm my body.

Luckily, I'm not a fan of fast foods, fried foods or desserts so I can pretty much indulge in anything I want without feeling too guilty.

BUT here's the problem: I love beer too much!!!
No beer for me but like you, I agree that if you keep up a level of physical activity, there is no reason not to live to eat.

There is no need to be so rigid - if you want to indulge in a hearty meal, make sure you walk it off after. Like that rijstaffel at Dapur

@tequila911: selamat datang!!
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Old 21.11.2011, 14:10
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p.s... MusicChick... if you're reading this ( if not nevermind ) .. despite a bad review by someone else here... "cafe du marche" are doing an excellent fish n chip...small portion with mushy peas and chips ( of course !! ) for CHf 19.--
That's awesome, thanks. In fact it is about 100m from my house, so nice to know. The lake fish and chips are great, too, down at Rivage, and made by a Czech/Fr chap, weehee, but this is so much closer..

I love to cook and try different things, the actual chowing down affair gets long for me. One always has papers to grade through the dina, hats to knit, go over some phd werk, articles to edit, hehehe...It has always been a major pita for me ever since childhood to sit still through the meals, tho I love them.
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Old 21.11.2011, 14:32
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Re: Live to eat or eat to live

I am a live-to-eat type. I do not have a huge appetite and gluttony is not my sin but I am a sucker for variety. It is often enough for me just to look at food and smell it. The cuisine of my dreams would be colourful and multi-cultural. I could imagine myself constantly trying something new.
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Old 21.11.2011, 14:35
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Re: Live to eat or eat to live

Definitely eat to live. I eat once a day, and prefer meals that are able to be consumed as quickly as possible thus saving time for what I really want to be doing.
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Old 21.11.2011, 14:44
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Eventhough I love my palate and want to serve it well, still want to eat in order to have energy to do way more thigns than focus on food, or over do it with zoning out and rolling individual bites in my mouth
Love that: it's about enjoying food not eating tons of it. If you can relish each mouthful and exercise you should be able to please those wonderful tastebuds.

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Definitely eat to live. I eat once a day, and prefer meals that are able to be consumed as quickly as possible thus saving time for what I really want to be doing.

..You eat only once in a day...I would probably die of hunger if I tried something like that for more than a couple of days...
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Re: Live to eat or eat to live

Live to Eat. Cooking is a form of stress management. I can come home utterly fed up, but once I am in the kitchen, the days worries are soon forgotten.
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Old 21.11.2011, 16:16
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Live to Eat. Cooking is a form of stress management. I can come home utterly fed up, but once I am in the kitchen, the days worries are soon forgotten.
And we've got the user name explained.
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Old 21.11.2011, 17:24
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Live to Eat. Cooking is a form of stress management. I can come home utterly fed up, but once I am in the kitchen, the days worries are soon forgotten.
Werd. This is true for me, too. I need to do something creative and instinctive to unwind, cooking is great (when you lay off the scale and measuring, it gets even better).

The funny thing is, while I love to cook I actually don't need to eat it, I like giving it to others. It might be a thing from back old home boonies where host cooks and makes sure the diner table is always taken care of, serving. It is actually not expected from the chef to have the same portion of food as those the chef is serving to, I know, weird, backwards.
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The funny thing is, while I love to cook I actually don't need to eat it, I like giving it to others..
Do you live somewhere close to Olten, by any chance...


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Old 21.11.2011, 17:57
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Do you live somewhere close to Olten, by any chance...

Awww....hehe.
It's dangerous. Makes folks put on some...few...kilos if they don't move.

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Old 21.11.2011, 18:11
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Cookery books with millions of tasty ideas - yes.

Pop-psychology books over-analysing how, what and when we eat - no fun!

There was some book out recently that recommended eating a very restricted calorie diet so you could live past 100. Live past 100 meticulously reading food labels? Where's the fun in that?
Heh. You obviously haven't read it. It wouldn't be classified as pop psychology. It's not a diet book or a fitness book.

Read it. It's not about analyzing what you eat. Seriously. I can't stand these sorts of books but it was recommended to me by a friend and it's the only book I find remotely sensible.

P.S. I have arseloads of cookbooks.

Edit: See wiki page. Probably about 75% accurate as I reckon most of these are. It'll hopefully give you a quick idea of what the book's about. Like I said in response to the OP's link, life isn't about eating just to stay alive nor is it about living to stuff your face all day. It's about enjoying good food to the point of satiety.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intuitive_eating

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Re: Live to eat or eat to live

[QUOTE=tequila911;1412314]Definitely live to eat! I'm Malaysian and we're all about food. No really..its not funny! But yeah, we moved here a little over 4 weeks ago and man my cravings have kicked in. I think among all the factors that play a part in this transition period, other than the language barrier, food is my BIGGEST challenge.




I was in Malaysia for 5 weeks this summer and the food was fabulous!!
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The funny thing is, while I love to cook I actually don't need to eat it, I like giving it to others.
I also love to cook for others.. but I definately have to eat it as well.... Just means I have to do a more exercise so my username is not changed to Whalebelly or muffintop
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Definitely live to eat! I'm Malaysian and we're all about food. No really..its not funny! But yeah, we moved here a little over 4 weeks ago and man my cravings have kicked in. I think among all the factors that play a part in this transition period, other than the language barrier, food is my BIGGEST challenge.


I was in Malaysia for 5 weeks this summer and the food was fabulous!!
A lot of us know what you're talking about. I've been here 3 years and still miss my food very very much. Mind you, since my cravings have not been satisfied from dining out, it has re-ignited my passion for cooking. You want great food here, cook it yourself. There are quite a few ethnic shops where you should be able to buy most of your ingredients:

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Re: Live to eat or eat to live

Live to eat... but eat does not mean for me to eat tones and tones, but to try different dishes, different cuisines, to cook and share with others, to try to innovate and even harder, try to eat my own innovations
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Old 22.11.2011, 12:22
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Re: Live to eat or eat to live

Eating just to live? Sad.
Nice to read that there are some people with a happy and healthy regard for good food, which is, after all, one of the mainstays of life.
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Re: Live to eat or eat to live

The article referred to in the OP was a bit "hair shirt" wasn't it? It's a bit like the "live to work" vs "work to live" debate

Me, I take the Italian approach - live well and eat well (and, in Italy, "eating" is more than ingesting nutrition, it's enjoying food, wine and company in congenial surroundings).
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Unfortunately Live to Eat... But my super healthy boyfriend is trying to converting me into eat to live and sooner or later he will succeed!!
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