"Food Shows" Revisited, 2013-03-01, 1
Yesterday's second post was about my addiction to food shows on TV, and how it has been beneficial to me. I was surprised to see that there were a few folks who felt as I do, that they actually (a) teach me about food, and prep, (b) they fill a vicarious need, satisfied by seeing all foods, especially those I no longer eat.
The other thing that came out of the responses was the delightful term (:-|) “food porn”.
As I said in my comment, there, "Food Porn!
" -- Too true. Blush!
There are also some other “things going on”. I record all the episodes (now, only the new ones), and I pay particular attention to the dates, and the two principals of my favorite shows, literally (actually, graphically ;-|), get fatter by the episode. I think my noticing their weight gain, also makes this like an ongoing cautionary tale for me.
Clearly, the largest part of all my nutrition management program has to do with the fact that, to use a euphemism, I do not have good skills in identifying reasonable amounts of food, and of the right food. What makes this worse, is that I really don't get (even yet) when I'm "full". It's getting better, but I still have a long way to go. (That's why my emphasis on management is so important to me.)
Just to underscore this issue, when I participated actively in sports, I could eat until it literally hurt, and still lose weight. Not a good program for long-term health and well being!
My next post will be about software and behavior, and more specifically about software, the Internet, crowd-sourcing and nutrition and fitness management.
Hey, what can I say, this stuff works AND is working ...