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Live to eat or eat to live

Read this article recently...

http://www.factoryatlanta.com/2011/0...ating-to-live/

Now I am totally a live to eat kind of person....I could never resist a yummy meal..i know its not really healthy and all...but when you have nice Tandoori chicken or karimeen pollichathu (a typical fish item from Kerala) (or any yummy food for that matter ) in front of me, all I would care about is, how tasty its gonna be...

What kind of person are you...
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Old 19.11.2011, 12:55
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Re: Live to eat or eat to live

Me too. Cant resist good food.

BTW, if you fancy tandoori chicken, the Tandoori BBQ restaurant in Zürich does a decent one. Other dishes, according to my Indian friends are very authentic too!

http://www.tandoori-bbq.ch/Indian_Re...ich/index.html

Cant remember if they have any dishes from Kerala but worth a shot. Lots of great and value for money restaurants in Kreis 4 (Josefstrasse specifically) area too.
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Re: Live to eat or eat to live

Thanks for the tip Summerrain...luckily for me Mrs Kuttapai also lives to eat and is a pretty good cook...so whenever I feel like eating something, all I have to do is to make sure that Mrs Kuttapai also feels like eating that same thing...you know show some nice photos, remind her how tasty that particluar item is etc etc....
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Re: Live to eat or eat to live

interesting and mouthwatering to read karimeen pollichathu missing all the good food from that part of the world.
And just to answer, yes am totally a live to eat kind of person. And if you fancy some good food, feel free to give us a shout after christmas which is when we'd be there. Would love to meet up with folks who share the same drive and interests
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Re: Live to eat or eat to live

Love to cook for others and taste just a little to make sure the chemistry is right.
That doesn't count does it ?

I think it's kind of hard to combine "live to eat" if you enjoy being physically active, I find cooking is the only viable option to enjoying everything (company, food and wine) and remaining fit.
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Re: Live to eat or eat to live

Was the former but now I am definitely a 'Eat to Live' especially now I have a better understanding of nutrition.
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Re: Live to eat or eat to live

Well, I have to do some of the eat to live schtick, but since food is one of the great pleasures of life, I live to eat within certain boundaries.

Tandoori chicken is on my list tho....yum.
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I think it's kind of hard to combine "live to eat" if you enjoy being physically active, I find cooking is the only viable option to enjoying everything (company, food and wine) and remaining fit.
No, it's the perfect solution!

Run about being active, burning the calories then you can indulge in lots of yummy treats without side order of guilt.

My weakness is stodgy, creamy, warming dishes, along with chocolate and I can wolf them down knowing that my lovely morning run is going to turn most of those calories I enjoyed into fuel. Win win!

I have the appetite of a starved dog and still somehow manage to keep in shape.
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Re: Live to eat or eat to live

What kind of person...I think it is hard to draw a clear line. There is a bit of a hedonist in all of us, we all have taste buds, don't we, preferred dishes, etc.

I eat to live, though.

Love to cook and taste some, love to cook for others, love to eat with others. Hospitability from the way I was raised definitely comes with hosting, catering and offering food to folks.

Still, personally, having experimented with nutrition, restriction diets for ethical reasons, etc., while food is important, I see it as fuel. Evethough 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

I like not to focus on food so much, and then being able to really enjoy it without feeling guilty of greed or glutony. Keeping fit is a fab way to allow oneself to endulge every now and then.
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Re: Live to eat or eat to live

Eat to live and let other live too
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Re: Live to eat or eat to live

This thread made me hungry
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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.

Kuttapai, do I smell a Malayalee in the house?

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Me too! Time to raid the refrigerator!

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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.

Kuttapai, do I smell a Malayalee in the house?



Me too! Time to raid the refrigerator!

A food loving malayalee to be exact..
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Re: Live to eat or eat to live

I do love positive tastes, but I eat solely for sustenance.

Drinking on the other hand
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Re: Live to eat or eat to live

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!!!
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Re: Live to eat or eat to live

I plan a bi-monthly menu carefully, based upon what I find on sale at the store, and with a balanced proportion of fruits+veggies, carbohidrates, and proteins daily. In said menu, I try to avoid high cholesterol sources of proteins (eggs, cheese, red meat, seafood) in favor of low cholesterol ones (legumes, white meat, fish), and I change often enough to make it interesting. Heck, eating should be a pleasure, no? Also, I never buy butter, but only uses spices and olive oil in cooking, and no fried stuff.

Then, someone says the magic words "I found this great restaurant that I thought you might like. Wanna go check it out?" This, coupled with irregular work hours and the fact that I like to go out in the evening and it's usually straight from work, throws my careful menu and healthy food planning out of the window. But it's a lot of fun.

So I am a wannabe "eat to live", but a happy and satisfied "live to eat" type - perhaps a bit curvier than I should be
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Re: Live to eat or eat to live

In between the black-and-white, two sides of that article is a middle ground. Living to eat can mean looking forward to a favorite meal without stuffing yourself or making poor choices.

I highly recommend Intuitive Eating for a read on this.
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Re: Live to eat or eat to live

mrs. and I are both in the live to eat camp... we will generally spend an hour or two on a saturday morning working out menu's for the weekend.( and who gets washing up duty )

now.. about those grits


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.--
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Re: Live to eat or eat to live

Eat to live. Meal times are wasted time, stops me from being out there and doing more interesting stuff outdoors. Load up on carbs for long distances, pack in the protein for power, mix in a few vitamins for well being and burn off all that sugar and fat.
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In between the black-and-white, two sides of that article is a middle ground. Living to eat can mean looking forward to a favorite meal without stuffing yourself or making poor choices.

I highly recommend Intuitive Eating for a read on this.
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?
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