What other people eat
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
I always used to think that thin people were naturally thin, and I suppose there's an element of fast metabolism for some people. But clearly there are other things.
I once worked with a girl who was in a constant struggle to keep her weight above 100lbs. She would upend the olive oil bottle over a plate of rice, for example. Never worked for her. She simply didn't like eating too much junk because she didn't like the 'hung over' feeling that she got the next day.
Now please don't think I spend all my time watching what other people eat, but my oldest friend, who is German, is worth watching. She watches her food intake constantly and one thing she does is make sure she eats least and slowest of everyone at the table. It's a mite irritating, but it certainly works for her. Another thin friend once commented to me that she noticed she didn't eat as much as most people. She simply wasn't that interested in food. My sister in law's like this too, dead picky about what she eats and she clearly only eats because she has to, to stay alive. She likes meat, potatoes, chocolate and not much else.
So when I compare them with me, I see where the pounds pile on. I LOVE food, I LOVE eating! And here's the other thing: if I could change with one of these people who actually don't like food much, and be as thin as them, would I?
I'm not so sure I would.
Here's a stall in the paradise market for foodies, Wednesday in St Remy de Provence.