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"Food Shows" Revisited

Friday, March 01, 2013

"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! emoticon " -- 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 ...

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  • MEGAN6277
    I love watching Ree Drummond, Guy Fieri and my all time favorite is Paula Deen. Funny how Paula's now diabetic and her son has taken many of her recipes and revamped them into healthier ones. I usually take their recipes and tweek them to what I've got in the house. My "obsession" has come to an end though forcefully because I guess you've gotta pay the bill to see them! We figured out we are spending $700 a year on this luxury we call the tv. The regular cable stops at the house before ours and for years we've been forced to rely on satelite dish for television. Sooo I'm going to have to start purchasing more cookbooks but go for the better ones and pick n choose carefully. I miss seeing them, but can do without them. If I'm desperate for a recipe for something different ill look it up on the websites of the chef I enjoy the most. I am also going to try more of the spark recipes as well. Well have a good one all!
    1911 days ago
    glad to have offered my services to help you name your addiction!

    now me ... it would be garden/flower porn! emoticon
    1911 days ago
  • RD03875
    I watch those shows too and go find the recipe and figure out how I can make it healthier, hard to do sometimes.
    1911 days ago
    I used to be a great watcher of the food channel but the hosts' appearances started to frighten me. I loved Mario B, but had to stop watching his newer shows because he looks like he's going to keel over. One exception is his business partner, Joe Bastianich (Lidia's son) who a few years ago started running and eating for health. He looks fantastic. My goal weight will put me at about Lidia's size. Great blog . . . your blogs are thoughtful and well written. Glad to have found them.

    I also enjoy Richard Feynman (comment appropriate for a different blog).
    1911 days ago
    I have a love-hate relationship not only with TV cooking shows, but with food magazines as well. Eating Well is a good magazine and I've got several of their cookbooks. But Food & Wine and Saveur can make me crazy sometimes! Too many rich and starchy recipes that can tempt me. emoticon
    1912 days ago
  • POPSY190
    I love the idea of tracking the weight gain of food presenters!
    1912 days ago
    Interesting that the stars are gaining weight. Then again Guy does eat at a lot of diners

    1912 days ago
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