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Title: Why Do You Eat?
Post by: Doug Varrieur on May 31, 2010, 10:32:35 AM
Sounds like a silly question doesn't it.....why do you eat? But this very important question has 4 possible answers and it's important for you to look deep into yourself and get a handle on why you eat. As you answer the question don't feel bad, we're all here for the same reason and we all got here the same way...including me! Don't think for one second that I don't have to go back periodically and review my eating habits, I do it all the time. I'm forever conscious as I want you to be as to why and how much I eat. So here's your test;

Do you eat for;

Pleasure, Fuel, Boredom or a combination?

The ONLY correct answer in this list is Fuel. Our bodies need food for only one reason, to fuel the machine. AND with that said the amount of fuel each of us needs differs between people based on their activity level. You judge how much fuel you need by listening to your body once you've taken some fuel in. You should only eat enough food to satisfy the need. The best way to "see where your at" is to simply eat a small amount and wait 15 minutes....see how you feel. You'll know if you've eaten enough if you listen to your body. Use the FAT TO SKINNY portion size list as a guide to get you started.

Now with all that said I want to let you in on a little secret. Umpa and I have one rule in our home. Because we know we eat for Fuel we made a ruling that "every bite must be spectacular" That way we add pleasure to our food intake.  

If your weight loss (http://www.fattoskinny.com/) has stalled go back and take a look at eating motivations and portion sizes. Of course you should always be aware of sugar intake and stick to the < 20 carb per day rule. As you shrink you'll need less and less food so it's important to always "be in review"
and aware of WHY you eat.

FAT TO SKINNY Portion Sizes At a glance

Common Equivilents

Fruits and Veggies

1 cup of chopped fruit=  A baseball
1 cup of chopped salad = A baseball
  cup of cooked  veggies=    A tennis ball

Meat and Poultry

3 oz= A deck of cards
8oz= A small paperback book
   

Fish, Cheese and Nuts

3oz of fish= A checkbook
1 oz of cheese = 4 dice
1 oz of nuts = 2 ping pong balls   

Title: Re: Why Do You Eat?
Post by: Hodus on April 17, 2013, 03:51:19 AM
I just say its an awesome post, eating right diet is first step towards healthy life style. If you selected right diet you will get positive results regarding your fitness. Being healthy is not a difficult place to reach, but in order to feel better, look better,
and think clearer, you need a strong nutritional base.
Title: Re: Why Do You Eat?
Post by: fittin on June 20, 2013, 06:45:36 AM
It's good discussion about the food how much is enough to human body's, to maintain good health it's useful.......... 8)
Title: Re: Why Do You Eat?
Post by: umpa on June 20, 2013, 08:57:54 AM
Eating by the clock is never good.Its best to listen to your body for signals. I am deaf when it comes to that :D I am usually in a low before I realize I am hungry! I am working on it though. I am extremely hyper ;)
Title: Re: Why Do You Eat?
Post by: fittin on June 22, 2013, 03:28:55 AM
Hello umpa

you said not to eat clock wise when our body gives the signals then take the food.

but i'm a food lover i eat something continuously when i have free time, by this problem i got fat how to control this i'm not understanding.... in my free time my mind says to eat some thing..

any suggestion to control this Habit...... :(
 
Title: Re: Why Do You Eat?
Post by: Doug Varrieur on June 22, 2013, 07:56:01 AM
Hi fittin, The problem you're experiencing is common to all of us. The change you need to make is to get your body NOT to want food. Ever get to the point where you say to yourself..."I can't eat another bite" That's where you need to be. To get there you need to change the mix of foods that you are eating. Foods that are high in carbs will create short term satisfaction but very quickly will dissipate and create cravings for more. Foods that have no substance like salads or juiced veggie shakes will go through you to quickly and soon you'll be hungry again. On the other hand foods high in protein and foods with healthy fats will fill you up and keep you feeling completely satisfied for many hours...you simply won't want to eat. Can you give us an example of your typical day of eating...What do you eat?
Title: Re: Why Do You Eat?
Post by: umpa on June 22, 2013, 08:02:21 AM
I agree with my husband ;) People that graze or snack all day aren't eating enough at mealtime or are eating incorrect foods that burn too quickly. Long distance runners don't carb load they eat large amounts of protein for a slow burn of food energy.Post your meal plans and we will help you :)
Title: Re: Why Do You Eat?
Post by: fittin on June 24, 2013, 06:04:07 AM
Hello Doug Varrieur

thanks for your suggestion.

when i feel my stomach empty then i starting eating with out i feel any hungry signals from my body so.............

I think it really works If i take liquids like salad, juiced veggie shakes it could fill full of my stomach so mostly i won't get any thinking to eat some food.......
Title: Re: Why Do You Eat?
Post by: umpa on June 24, 2013, 08:09:33 AM
Fittin you are not being punished ;) People think if they have weight to lose they have to starve themselves,NOT! :D Once you detox your body will tell you when you are hungry.When it does eat real food!
Title: Re: Why Do You Eat?
Post by: mouseissue on June 24, 2013, 11:49:43 AM
Umpa's right, fittin! :)

Not eating enough food (like protein and fats) will actually slow your progress.

Eating the FTS way is supposed to be enjoyable.
It's designed to be that way so that it can be a lifestyle for a lifetime! ;)

Tony
Title: Re: Why Do You Eat?
Post by: fittin on June 25, 2013, 06:07:05 AM
Hello mouseissue

can you say it clearly i didn't get u what u r saying.....
Title: Re: Why Do You Eat?
Post by: umpa on June 25, 2013, 09:32:20 AM
fittin what country are you in?I think we have a language barrier :)
Title: Re: Why Do You Eat?
Post by: mouseissue on June 25, 2013, 02:08:24 PM
Hello mouseissue

can you say it clearly i didn't get u what u r saying.....
Hi, fittin! :)

I'm not sure how be more clear on this, but I'll try...

If you do not eat enough low carb food, your weight loss (http://www.fattoskinny.com/) will slow down.

Tony
Title: Re: Why Do You Eat?
Post by: Doug Varrieur on June 26, 2013, 08:34:04 AM
Hi fittin, I want you to eat meats, fish, poultry, eggs, green veggies, cheeses, olive oil, sour cream, and for fruits eat strawberries, blackberries and avocado. Only eat when you're hungry and only eat enough to satisfy the hunger.  8)
Title: Re: Re: Why Do You Eat?
Post by: jay12 on July 06, 2013, 11:35:21 PM
Fitting, don't fall for the juices and shakes for replacement of good foods like doug and umpa mentioned. You will do well if you follow fts way of eating and a tuning your body to real hunger. ;)
Title: Re: Why Do You Eat?
Post by: umpa on July 07, 2013, 10:01:31 AM
I agree 100% Jay ;)
Title: Re: Why Do You Eat?
Post by: mouseissue on July 07, 2013, 03:41:01 PM
I agree 100% Jay ;)

Me, too!!! :) :) :)

Tony
Title: Re: Re: Why Do You Eat?
Post by: jay12 on July 08, 2013, 12:33:13 AM
;) thank you guys
Title: Re: Why Do You Eat?
Post by: fittin on July 09, 2013, 08:21:46 AM
Thanks for the suggestion jay 8)
Title: Re: Why Do You Eat?
Post by: mouseissue on September 16, 2013, 04:13:50 PM
Welcome to the FTS family, NimexDoll!!! :) :) :) :) :) :)

You're correct! ;D

Food is only "fuel" for the body, and no more.
But if we do not eat enough "fuel" (food), we will run out of "gas" (energy).

Tony
Title: Re: Why Do You Eat?
Post by: Doug Varrieur on May 27, 2014, 08:24:17 AM
Sometimes we simply need to go back to the basics and re-read :0
Title: Re: Why Do You Eat?
Post by: Sunshine on May 27, 2014, 08:30:49 PM
Wow - what an incredible discussion - reads like a mini book or e-book I guess :). I fully admit to having a large appetite.  And I have (had) a sweet tooth to boot.  Now that I'm adding in resistance training I'm learning more and more about food as fuel. 

By chance my hubby and I met this incredibly ripped gentleman and we had a crazy off the cuff discussion about what he's done to have such a lean body weight with an amazing amount of muscle mass.  He was like a photo out of a magazine.  He said he went thru extensive body testing to get his lean body mass, fat, etcetera.  Then this lab did calculations for him on what he needed for fuel.  Macronutrients such as protein, carbs and fats.  And to his surprise he needed much less protein than what a typical body builder needed.  He kept his carbs under 30 grams and the rest - fat!  If I recall correctly it was a huge amount but for his size I'm sure it fit.  He likes eating this way because his mood stays even, his energy is high and he can go hours without food!
Title: Re: Why Do You Eat?
Post by: mouseissue on May 28, 2014, 11:58:12 AM
Hi, Sunshine! :)

Since I was a little boy, and most of my life, I've had a VERY large appetite.
I've learned to control it by paying close attention to what and how much I eat.
This became possible thanks to Doug and the FTS lifestyle he brought to us.

It's now second nature to me to not eat much more than I need.
On a seldom occasion, I will eat a bit too much. And I immediately feel sick when I do.
That has helped reprogram my eating desires.

That gentleman in excellent physical condition provides more evidence that debunks the myth, that fat makes fat.
In fact, we know that the reverse is actually true.

Many in the FTS family (including myself) have found that increasing fat intake while reducing protein and carbs (less then 20 net/day) will accelerate weight loss (http://www.fattoskinny.com/) progress.

We also have found that eating too much food (especially proteins) can cause weight gain due to a natural, metabolic process called gluconeogenesis. By that process, our bodies increase our blood sugar (glucose) levels which in turn, leads to weight gain.

Tony