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101 Differences in how Fat people think vs. Fit people-#1

Sunday, December 19, 2010

FAT PEOPLE EAT FOR PLEASURE, FIT PEOPLE EAT FOR HEALTH

The average person views eating primarily as a pleasurable activity. Fit people see eating primarily as a means to increase health, energy and vitality. Food is viewed as a means to an end, rather than an end itself. While fat people are buying into advertising, connecting food with happiness, people who are thin and healthy ignore commercial propaganda and choose to educate themselves on the healthiest foods available. As a result of this vast difference in thinking and behavior, fat people eat for pleasure and create a never ending cycle of emotional addiction that accompanies an ever-expanding waist line. They experience nightmares about heart attacks, diabetes, and an overall loss of energy and stamina. Fit people choose to discipline themselves before they put anything in their mouth, and are able to enjoy what they eat without the guilt or fear of slowly destroying their own health. They know they will be healthier after a meal than they were before. This is just one small distinction that thinking can make the difference between world-class health and an early grave.

No one bets against the great achievers. There's an old saying, " A bet against a champion is a bad bet." When it comes to your diet and exercise program, are you thinking like the masses or the champions?

What are the three main reasons you eat when you're not hungry?

Action Step:
For the next seven days, keep a written record of why you overeat and eat when you're not hungry, to see if patterns exist.

By Steve Siebold
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  • JASI27
    You know what...........I think everyone needs to read this book! I can't put it down and it has made a huge impact on me already!! I actually walked to the day care house to work today and worked hard for 2.5hrs and then walked home! Was offered a ride both ways, but the words in this book kept running through my head! I DO NOT WANT TO BE A FAT PERSON ANYMORE!! I WILL BE A FIT PERSON!!!! AND IT STARTS BY THINKING LIKE A FIT PERSON!!!
    During my walk, I realized I was starting to huff and puff and starting to feel that "uncomfortable" that we talked about earlier, and I began to embrace it instead of loath it! I started to notice the clean air I was breathing and telling myself this was where I needed to be and started to notice how this was helping my body. This book is AMAZING and I am so thankful for you posting about it and the name of it!!!!! I hope many many people find it and read it because it is exactly what us FAT people need to read!!
    3044 days ago
  • HDHAWK
    Thanks again for sharing these. Since I'm still not feeling well enough to exercise I've spent time today thinking about my goals and getting them in order.
    3044 days ago
  • SEDONACAT
    emoticon Alao sometimes we are just dehydrated. I have found this to be my case at times. The problem is recognizing it for what it is.
    3044 days ago
  • THINLIN07
    A lot of times we think we are hungry when we are really just tired or bored. I think moderation is the key. My cousin who is very thin told me once that thin people will take a taste of everything but that is all only a taste. They are satisfied with a bite of cake or a bite of pie but no more. I am trying to realize when I am really hungry and when I just eat for something to do. I believe we can still enjoy the good taste of food without it taking control of us.
    3044 days ago
  • HEALTHYME47
    Wow, that is a great blog entry! I completely agree that fit and fat people view food differently, and I am trying to train myself to think like a fit person instead of a fat person.
    3044 days ago
  • SLIMGRAM2
    To answer that last question, I know that my emotions have played a big part in my weight gain this past year as well as the past. I will be writing a journal daily so I can work on disiplining my self. emoticon Thank you for your insight to pleasure/emotional eating. Sounds like you got it all figured out. Good for you! emoticon
    3044 days ago
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