+1HomerJ wrote: ↑Sun May 24, 2020 12:17 amIt probably works (if one can do it), but seems so sad.
Eating is pleasurable. Again, try eating slow. You still get the pleasure, but if you eat slowly, your body will have time to tell your brain that you're full, and it's not nearly as hard to stop.
I LOVE food. I always groan when Dr. Phil (or whoever) talks about how people get fat because they are eating to fill some emotional hole. That may or may not be true... But I eat because it tastes good.
It's one of life's joys.
But too much makes you fat.
Finding a balance is hard, I 100% agree. Eating slow worked for me. It may not work for others...
But just giving up on food as pleasure?? That seems even harder.
In Hawaii, the Island lifestyle revolves around food. Not finger sandwiches, but big “plate lunches” and comfort food from many cultures. Portion control does not exist. Eating is an art and a pleasure, and brings everyone together. Every gathering has a “luau” spirit and appetite.
In some cultures, fat = prosperity and wealth.
And, eating slow means one can eat much more. IE:Chinese 9 Course Meal, all night “Luau”.
I’m not sure of a lasting solution to weight gain when surrounded by this......