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Posted: 12/28/2012 7:57:55 PM EDT
I'm trying to kick the habit of eating things all the time because they're good tasting, easy, etc. I used to train with a guy that literally viewed food as fuel, and nothing more. He really had no attachments to any type of food, and would consume everything based on his nutritional needs so long as it wasn't absolutely horrible tasting. Are any of you guys like that?
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 7:59:39 PM EDT
Fuel........................IBTP.......
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 8:01:20 PM EDT
Fuel.

Unless I am out a nice steakhouse with the wife or grilling for the kiddos on a weekend, eating is like getting a haircut. Something I have to do and the faster, the better.

Link Posted: 12/28/2012 8:02:07 PM EDT
It can be both. Moderation is a real bitch around these parts
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 8:04:19 PM EDT
Fuel. Always.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 8:05:23 PM EDT
It's pleasure when it's on someone else's dime. If I'm buying it, RDA of carbs, protein and fats are the only thing being considered; if we end up having to eat the shit I'm buying, it's because we need to keep breathing.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 8:05:34 PM EDT
Both. I love how people act like you cant make healthy food taste good. I do give myself one day on the weekends to eat whatever I want.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 8:06:18 PM EDT
Fuel.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 8:06:39 PM EDT
Both
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 8:06:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 8:07:22 PM EDT
I like food, it tastes good.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 8:07:49 PM EDT
Fueling the Pleasure?
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 8:08:59 PM EDT
You need a " both " choice.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 8:09:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ColdEngineer:
I'm trying to kick the habit of eating things all the time because they're good tasting, easy, etc. I used to train with a guy that literally viewed food as fuel, and nothing more. He really had no attachments to any type of food, and would consume everything based on his nutritional needs so long as it wasn't absolutely horrible tasting. Are any of you guys like that?


My attitude is similar to that. Spiciness and variety stimulate the appetite so I eat bland food and only a limited number of foods in each food group. My food has to "earn" its place on my plate; that is, be nutritious and not just "empty calories". The "no sweets, no snacks and no seconds" is a good rule to follow, too.






Link Posted: 12/28/2012 8:09:53 PM EDT
Pleasure.........why in the hell do you think I am so fat?
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 8:12:18 PM EDT
Pleasure
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 8:12:43 PM EDT
BOTH

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Link Posted: 12/28/2012 8:28:47 PM EDT
neither, I just eat when I can. But I like to eat good food though.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 8:37:15 PM EDT
This is New Orleans, baby, you know it ain't just fuel to us.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 8:37:47 PM EDT
Poll fail, no option for BOTH
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 8:44:05 PM EDT
A snack to shut up the rumbling stomach? Fuel.
A 2.5" dry aged steak, pan seared, with a mushroom and red wine reduction? Pleasure.

Beer? Both.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 8:44:21 PM EDT
This is an instance where "get both" applies. There is no reason why it cannot be both, and when I cook, I strive to make it a pleasurable experience for all concerned (except those who hate anything that's not bland; they will never be happy at my table). Just garlic, onions, peppers, herbs, and spices can give one the tools for incredible flavour.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 8:45:02 PM EDT
Definitely pleasure.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 8:45:05 PM EDT
Fuel, for the most part--although a basket of hot wings at the local wing joint is pure pleasure.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 8:45:54 PM EDT
Pleasure.

But then again, the longest I've ever been without food is about 40 hours. Much longer than that and I don't think I would give a shit about anything other than the fuel part.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 8:53:02 PM EDT
now that im a poor recovering junkie that has lost all my body fat and eats once every 3 days when i can.. fuel and nothing more, even if its a bag full of saltines i snagged from wawa's salad bar
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 8:58:17 PM EDT
Fuel


Unless it's a raw ass ribeye and a cold beer
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 9:01:39 PM EDT
I eat when I'm hungery and stop when I'm full. If this means skipping a meal then oh well.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 9:05:09 PM EDT
Life is that crappy stuff that happens to you in between meals.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 9:07:31 PM EDT
Both. At times I just eat to fuel, but:

Cajun Boiled Peanuts
Chargrilled Oysters
Medium Rare Filet
Crunchy, Cold, Clauson Pickles
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 9:25:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2012 9:26:49 PM EDT by g3shooter]
Pleasure and fuel.

Except Moes burritoes...those fuckers are just tasty..
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 9:36:05 PM EDT
Pleasure. Yes, I'm overweight (237) and yes I have the beetus. But I'm probably gonna be dead from cancer before I'm 65 just like my daddy and his daddy too. So I don't much give a fuck.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 9:44:27 PM EDT
Pleasure unfortunately. You have to look forward to something.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 9:45:49 PM EDT
95% fuel, 5% pleasure.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 9:47:46 PM EDT
you need an option for both. i like to eat and eat well, but when i'm sick i eat because i know i need to eat even if i don't want to
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