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is eating a chore?

Old 01-26-19, 10:24 AM
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is eating a chore?

I don't feel like I necessarily enjoy eating/food as much as others, and find eating/preparing food more of a hassle than its worth, and would be just as happy ingesting a pill three times a day and giving up the "deliciousness of food" if it meant I was getting enough nutrients to keep me healthy and prevent me from getting obese. Does anybody else feel the same?
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Old 01-26-19, 10:40 AM
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Re: is eating a chore?

Sometimes yes, sometimes no. Overall, I think I would use such pills about half the time.
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Old 01-26-19, 10:43 AM
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Sometimes yes, sometimes no. Overall, I think I would use such pills about half the time.
it's an all or none thing. you either have to commit to using them exclusively insuring that you will be relatively healthy and not get fat in exchange for not eating or tasting food forever.
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Old 01-26-19, 10:47 AM
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it's an all or none thing. you either have to commit to using them exclusively insuring that you will be relatively healthy and not get fat in exchange for not eating or tasting food forever.
Then no, no way would I give up food. My wife and I have had too many amazing dining experiences, especially in other cities and in other countries, to ever even consider giving that up.
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Re: is eating a chore?

I really enjoy cooking and eating...

I'm not much for baking things...and I don't eat sweets or such...but I can bake, on occasion.

Trying to lose a few pounds so I went on a low carb diet...already don't eat much sugar.

Man I miss carbs...much easier menu to cook though.
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Old 01-26-19, 11:35 AM
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Re: is eating a chore?

Iíve had this same conversation with friends recently. How can it be the 21st Century and thereís still no ďMeal PillĒ to take?!

I donít know about the All or Nothing question but I would definitely take a pill for breakfast and lunch (especially on work days) and then either a pill or meal for dinner.

Frankly, I think I could survive if I took a pill for every meal during the week as long as I got to enjoy a good meal on Friday or Saturday nights.
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Old 01-26-19, 11:41 AM
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Re: is eating a chore?

If eating is ever a chore, something is wrong. One of life’s basic necessities, I’ve never thought of it like that. All the more amplified, I've eaten around the world where different cultures celebrate eating. US has no game when it comes to eating. That’s why we’re the fast food capital of the world.
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Old 01-26-19, 12:11 PM
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I love to eat and love to try different types of foods. But I'm also a boredom eater, I find enjoying flavor to be a great way to kill time.

But I hate to clean, so I don't cook for myself much.

I'd rather drink protein shakes for two meals a day and fuck it up at dinner than go pill form.
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Old 01-26-19, 12:28 PM
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If eating was chore, I would be very happy to do my chores.
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Old 01-26-19, 12:56 PM
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Re: is eating a chore?

I could see someone thinking that cooking & shopping for groceries is a chore. But, eating? No way. There is nothing like having a great meal.
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You should take up cooking as a hobby.
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Old 01-26-19, 02:01 PM
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Re: is eating a chore?

Eating Steel cut oats is a chore. Takes forever to chew on them.
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Old 01-26-19, 02:10 PM
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Re: is eating a chore?

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I don't feel like I necessarily enjoy eating/food as much as others, and find eating/preparing food more of a hassle than its worth, and would be just as happy ingesting a pill three times a day and giving up the "deliciousness of food" if it meant I was getting enough nutrients to keep me healthy and prevent me from getting obese. Does anybody else feel the same?
100 percent agreed. So many other things Iíd rather be spending my time on than dealing with food. And Iíve had fantastic meals in my life - just doesnít outweigh the time sink.
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Old 01-26-19, 03:24 PM
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Re: is eating a chore?

I like to eat too much, but no, I would never partake of those pills. Family dinners are a big part of my life. I have my adult kids over every weekend, and lots of holidays--looking forward to corning our annual brisket for St Patricks Day soon. We go to my parents house for dinner with all the generations in our family once a month. Plus, I like cooking and making dinner for just me and my husband. It's a wonderful way to wind down and find out how each others' day went. I suppose we could just sit at a table and talk without dinner, but that wouldn't be as fun.
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Old 01-26-19, 07:33 PM
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Re: is eating a chore?

Sometimes eating is a chore, but not when one is hungry.
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Old 01-26-19, 07:41 PM
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Re: is eating a chore?

Originally Posted by davidlynchfan View Post
Eating Steel cut oats is a chore. Takes forever to chew on them.
Yeah, but you only make that mistake once. After your first bowl all your teeth are shattered and you can't chew anymore anyway.
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Old 01-26-19, 08:03 PM
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Never thought about eating as a chore. And I heard someone say you never really get to know someone until your feet are under their table. So I'd miss the opportunity to converse and enjoy the company of others which happens in that setting.
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If eating is a chore, then I am a workaholic.
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Old 01-26-19, 08:32 PM
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Re: is eating a chore?

Man, I experienced this last year for the first time. I developed a health issue that cratered my appetite (luckily nothing life threatening, just something I will have to control) and at that point eating anything was a chore. When you don't have an appetite it didn't matter if I had either my favorite food or a rock on my plate, my desire to eat it was zero. I would have gladly just eaten some kind of nutrition pills at that point. Now that I'm slowly getting better I can finally begin to enjoy the act of eating again, I never want to go back to how I used to feel about having to eat. Anyway, I'm just saying that if eating seems like a chore, there might be an underlying health issue that could be important to find out about.
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Old 01-26-19, 08:35 PM
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Not so much eating is a chore, it’s everything leading up to it. Do I want to cook, take out, fast food? What am I mood for? And forget when you are married. My wife and I, 90% of our conversations are what do you want I don’t know what do you want whatever you feel like etc.
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Old 01-26-19, 09:32 PM
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Re: is eating a chore?

Originally Posted by davidlynchfan View Post
Eating Steel cut oats is a chore. Takes forever to chew on them.
Try cooking them first.
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Old 01-26-19, 09:49 PM
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Re: is eating a chore?

Sometimes... I also sometimes find myself eating more out of habit than hunger. "It's noon so I must have lunch".

Also, frankly, I'm not too fond of sleep either
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Re: is eating a chore?

Is jerking off a chore?

What’s goin’ on here. Eating is a pleasure. Go see a doctor.

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Old 01-26-19, 10:55 PM
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Eating Crab is most definitely a chore that's not worth my time.
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Very true. And eating shelled sunflower seeds is for tools.
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