how do you motivate yourself to eat?

  • emailaddress

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    Aug 28, 2010 9:07 AM GMT
    i really need to eat more. but I just cant be bothered with all the cooking, washing cleaning and all that. Most of the time I just dont want to do all that. is there tips on eating more????
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    Aug 28, 2010 12:24 PM GMT
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    Aug 28, 2010 12:48 PM GMT
    I think the question is "how do I stop myself from overeating?" Food tastes good. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 28, 2010 1:02 PM GMT
    emailaddress saidi really need to eat more. but I just cant be bothered with all the cooking, washing cleaning and all that. Most of the time I just dont want to do all that. is there tips on eating more????


    Motivation for eating? Look in the mirror!! Or your pics here! (Especially the pic with the white tiled background.) You look really great, correct?
    Well if you don't eat enough, (and all through out the day), while working out, all of the hard work you have put in to look as good as you do will vanish. You'll become some useless Twink or some pathetic flabby sack of flesh.

    Seriously, if you are not eating properly now and you look this good, then if you DID eat properly you would be even better. Train, EAT,sleep!

    Cheers,
    Keith
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    Aug 28, 2010 1:46 PM GMT
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    Aug 28, 2010 2:05 PM GMT
    I cook all of my meals and it is a rare occasion I eat at a restaurant. I have gotten to the point that if I eat or am around fast food the smell will make me want to retch. What I eat at restaurants is what I wouldn't/couldn't make myself but I'll try to figure out how they did it if it tastes good enough. The benefit is that my apartment always smells amazing!

    The trick is to cook meals that will last you a few days so you are not cooking everyday. I usually cook about 8 at a time. If you multitask it's not that bad either.

    1. Get a big crock pot and slow cook chicken breasts then freeze it. You'll always have it to throw in recipes.

    2. If you need to chop onions, tomato, whatever then do it when you are watching television or a movie at home. When you are actually cooking play music that you love and would make you dance. I got tired of mincing garlic so when I found that they have minced garlic in a bottle I found god.

    3. If you want variety get yourself a good cookbook and follow the recipes or find an online site that has recipes, bookmark them, try it out, and if you like what you cook make your own cookbook.

    I can spend very little time in the kitchen or be cooking for a few hours depending on what I prepare.

    Cooking can be lots of fun but can't be bothered with washing and cleaning? Are you doing it by hand or do you have a dishwasher?
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    Aug 28, 2010 2:16 PM GMT
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    Well if you don't eat enough, (and all through out the day), while working out, all of the hard work you have put in to look as good as you do will vanish. You'll become some useless Twink or some pathetic flabby sack of flesh.


    I'm honestly tired of reading this shit. I come here looking for tips to help me reach my goals and I chance upon a comment like this. I wish you'd realise how worthless, ugly and empty you've made me - and probably many others - feel.


    Then do something about it! Go to the gym! I just looked at your profile and you list NOTHING as a fitness regimen! You are 6'2" and 155?!? icon_eek.gif
    I am not saying go to the gym to become HUGE, but do something to improve yourself to at least build up....something. From your response to my post, you probably do nothing to improve yourself. If that is the case, then I owe you no apology.
    However, if you are trying to improve yourself through regular gym activities then I am sorry that this bothered you so. Get a trainer...or ask some of the gym regulars for advice. When I see someone at the gym who looks like you, who is trying to better themselves, I will always help them with a spot or advice. Because they are there.
    But to losers whom sit there and cry like little girls about when labled a "useless Twink or some pathetic flabby sack of flesh" instead of doing something to improve themselves, I offer no sympathy, apologies....nothing.

    -Keith
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    Aug 28, 2010 2:33 PM GMT
    Priorities. I know how I 'do' and 'do not' want to look. Eating and exercise/working out are functions directly connected with eating. One has the choice and it's up to one to decide. Otherwise it's not going to happen. Be realistic.
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    Aug 28, 2010 2:50 PM GMT
    lol mine is the opposite!!!
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    Aug 28, 2010 2:53 PM GMT
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    Aug 28, 2010 3:21 PM GMT
    cold said
    Musclequest said
    cold said
    Musclequest said
    Well if you don't eat enough, (and all through out the day), while working out, all of the hard work you have put in to look as good as you do will vanish. You'll become some useless Twink or some pathetic flabby sack of flesh.


    I'm honestly tired of reading this shit. I come here looking for tips to help me reach my goals and I chance upon a comment like this. I wish you'd realise how worthless, ugly and empty you've made me - and probably many others - feel.


    Then do something about it! Go to the gym! I just looked at your profile and you list NOTHING as a fitness regimen! You are 6'2" and 155?!? icon_eek.gif
    I am not saying go to the gym to become HUGE, but do something to improve yourself to at least build up....something. From your response to my post, you probably do nothing to improve yourself. If that is the case, then I owe you no apology.
    However, if you are trying to improve yourself through regular gym activities then I am sorry that this bothered you so. Get a trainer...or ask some of the gym regulars for advice. When I see someone at the gym who looks like you, who is trying to better themselves, I will always help them with a spot or advice. Because they are there.
    But to losers whom sit there and cry like little girls about when labled a "useless Twink or some pathetic flabby sack of flesh" instead of doing something to improve themselves, I offer no sympathy, apologies....nothing.

    -Keith
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    I also don't list my arm, chest and waist measurements - maybe I'm a paraplegic or perhaps I'm just a giant 155 lb disembodied head. I'd like to think I'm an articulate person, but I am at a loss to respond to your retort. All I can say is that you are truly an awful person. Right now, my only solace is the knowledge that we are separated by almost 10 000 miles and a vast stretch of ocean.


    Why are you glad of that? I have already made you feel "worthless, ugly and empty" Your bloody words not mine. icon_wink.gif
    If I were 6'2" 155lbs, I would not list my body measurments either.

    Do you go to a gym and lift? Honestly? Probably not from your over-reaction. Instead of having this silly pitty party, go to a gym and start very slowly. Believe me, that people there will help you to achieve your goals. Just workout and EAT, (which was the subject of this thread), and you will see some amazing changes. You are only 21!!! This is the time to pack on some serious muscle, or get fit, so that it will stay with you for life!!! Stop crying about things and just bloody go!! This site's members are really great resource of credible advice!
    Good luck!
    -Keith
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    Aug 28, 2010 3:22 PM GMT
    Wait wait wait...you guys have to motivate yourselves to eat?! I have to constantly tell myself NOT TO EAT! If I didn't, I'd be 300 pounds! icon_redface.gif
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    Aug 28, 2010 3:34 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI think the question is "how do I stop myself from overeating?" Food tastes good. icon_biggrin.gif



    True, over-eating has never been a problem for me. Never say no to food. many people have commented that everytime they see me, i was with food. icon_eek.gif
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    Aug 28, 2010 3:37 PM GMT
    collegekid2004 saidWait wait wait...you guys have to motivate yourselves to eat?! I have to constantly tell myself NOT TO EAT! If I didn't, I'd be 300 pounds! icon_redface.gif



    I meant eating healthy wholesome meals and snack. Brought up in communist China, I was never a fan of capitalistic indulgence like chocolate, icecream, coke and hot chips. Only joking icon_biggrin.gif. I just prefer savory to sweet lah.
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    Aug 28, 2010 3:40 PM GMT
    Musclequest said
    emailaddress saidi really need to eat more. but I just cant be bothered with all the cooking, washing cleaning and all that. Most of the time I just dont want to do all that. is there tips on eating more????


    Motivation for eating? Look in the mirror!! Or your pics here! (Especially the pic with the white tiled background.) You look really great, correct?
    Well if you don't eat enough, (and all through out the day), while working out, all of the hard work you have put in to look as good as you do will vanish. You'll become some useless Twink or some pathetic flabby sack of flesh.

    Seriously, if you are not eating properly now and you look this good, then if you DID eat properly you would be even better. Train, EAT,sleep!

    Cheers,
    Keith
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    Thanks Keith, thats very flattering. That photo is actually quite dated, i was small then. yeh, will update some new pics soon.
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    Aug 28, 2010 4:19 PM GMT
    sauvix saidI cook all of my meals and it is a rare occasion I eat at a restaurant. I have gotten to the point that if I eat or am around fast food the smell will make me want to retch. What I eat at restaurants is what I wouldn't/couldn't make myself but I'll try to figure out how they did it if it tastes good enough. The benefit is that my apartment always smells amazing!

    The trick is to cook meals that will last you a few days so you are not cooking everyday. I usually cook about 8 at a time. If you multitask it's not that bad either.

    1. Get a big crock pot and slow cook chicken breasts then freeze it. You'll always have it to throw in recipes.

    2. If you need to chop onions, tomato, whatever then do it when you are watching television or a movie at home. When you are actually cooking play music that you love and would make you dance. I got tired of mincing garlic so when I found that they have minced garlic in a bottle I found god.

    3. If you want variety get yourself a good cookbook and follow the recipes or find an online site that has recipes, bookmark them, try it out, and if you like what you cook make your own cookbook.

    I can spend very little time in the kitchen or be cooking for a few hours depending on what I prepare.

    Cooking can be lots of fun but can't be bothered with washing and cleaning? Are you doing it by hand or do you have a dishwasher?


    I think we have many things in common when it comes to cooking. I am already doing many things you have suggested here. The thing is I have recently cleaned up my diet a lot and not eating anything sweet or oily. Now I am only living on basmati rice, oats, fish, chicken and vegetables, everything is boiled. Thats the easy part, boiling doesnt take much time. The result is I am always hungry. I would cheat a little every two or three days, cook quite a bit of stir-fry and grill some meat too. but my body is craving for oil and no matter how much i cook, I finish it in a day anyway. for example, the other day I cooked 2kgs of bolongnese, (I put in 1kg of mince and 2kg of tomato in it, its a quite big pot) my plan was it would last two days. But i end up finishing half before the other half even started to freeze. I just find that i spend so much cooking and cleaning that I started to feel like a housewife.
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    Aug 28, 2010 6:08 PM GMT
    I am a compulsive eater, partially due to diabetes, so it is a bit hard to identify with your not wanting to bother with food. I do sense that you are doing some cooking but noecessarily doing a good job of balancing what you cook.

    If you crave oil or a little fat, you could put a pat of butter on the oatmeal or rice. Or you could toss the vegetables in a small bit of olive oil and garlic and roast them. Pretty easy. Cover pan with foil to make cleanup easy. Eat them with some brown rice.

    It will take a little work, but keep things simple and come up with some simple menus. Cook. Fill up one plate. Put leftovers away, maybe setting up another meal on another plate and covering it in the fridge. Microwave it for another meal. That way when you are finished eating all there is left to do is wash up a bit. The next meal has no cleanup at all and it may help to keep you form overeating just because it is there.

    Certain kinds of cooking: long roasting of meat, complicated recipes, frying, etc. are harder to clean up. Boiling and microwaving are usually pretty simple to clean after.

  • Aug 28, 2010 6:12 PM GMT
    more food, more muscle. Before I got into CrossFit I ate a ton, but nothing that was really good for me. Now I go to CF and eat a meal that could feed two that is Paelo.. kind of boring, but I feel great after doing it.
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    Aug 29, 2010 9:00 AM GMT
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    sauvix saidI cook all of my meals and it is a rare occasion I eat at a restaurant. I have gotten to the point that if I eat or am around fast food the smell will make me want to retch. What I eat at restaurants is what I wouldn't/couldn't make myself but I'll try to figure out how they did it if it tastes good enough. The benefit is that my apartment always smells amazing!

    The trick is to cook meals that will last you a few days so you are not cooking everyday. I usually cook about 8 at a time. If you multitask it's not that bad either.

    1. Get a big crock pot and slow cook chicken breasts then freeze it. You'll always have it to throw in recipes.

    2. If you need to chop onions, tomato, whatever then do it when you are watching television or a movie at home. When you are actually cooking play music that you love and would make you dance. I got tired of mincing garlic so when I found that they have minced garlic in a bottle I found god.

    3. If you want variety get yourself a good cookbook and follow the recipes or find an online site that has recipes, bookmark them, try it out, and if you like what you cook make your own cookbook.

    I can spend very little time in the kitchen or be cooking for a few hours depending on what I prepare.

    Cooking can be lots of fun but can't be bothered with washing and cleaning? Are you doing it by hand or do you have a dishwasher?


    I think we have many things in common when it comes to cooking. I am already doing many things you have suggested here. The thing is I have recently cleaned up my diet a lot and not eating anything sweet or oily. Now I am only living on basmati rice, oats, fish, chicken and vegetables, everything is boiled. Thats the easy part, boiling doesnt take much time. The result is I am always hungry. I would cheat a little every two or three days, cook quite a bit of stir-fry and grill some meat too. but my body is craving for oil and no matter how much i cook, I finish it in a day anyway. for example, the other day I cooked 2kgs of bolongnese, (I put in 1kg of mince and 2kg of tomato in it, its a quite big pot) my plan was it would last two days. But i end up finishing half before the other half even started to freeze. I just find that i spend so much cooking and cleaning that I started to feel like a housewife.


    Last weekend I made two different meals because I've noticed I get more hungry than normal. One was a slow cook recipe and the other was strictly oven. Had it all eaten in three days when normally it would have taken me a week. What do you eat between meals? Carrots? Apples? Nuts? Grapes? I'm a chocoholic which is why I have a chocolate protein drink.
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    Aug 29, 2010 10:08 AM GMT
    Musclequest said
    cold said
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    Well if you don't eat enough, (and all through out the day), while working out, all of the hard work you have put in to look as good as you do will vanish. You'll become some useless Twink or some pathetic flabby sack of flesh.


    I'm honestly tired of reading this shit. I come here looking for tips to help me reach my goals and I chance upon a comment like this. I wish you'd realise how worthless, ugly and empty you've made me - and probably many others - feel.


    Then do something about it! Go to the gym! I just looked at your profile and you list NOTHING as a fitness regimen! You are 6'2" and 155?!? icon_eek.gif
    I am not saying go to the gym to become HUGE, but do something to improve yourself to at least build up....something. From your response to my post, you probably do nothing to improve yourself. If that is the case, then I owe you no apology.
    However, if you are trying to improve yourself through regular gym activities then I am sorry that this bothered you so. Get a trainer...or ask some of the gym regulars for advice. When I see someone at the gym who looks like you, who is trying to better themselves, I will always help them with a spot or advice. Because they are there.
    But to losers whom sit there and cry like little girls about when labled a "useless Twink or some pathetic flabby sack of flesh" instead of doing something to improve themselves, I offer no sympathy, apologies....nothing.

    -Keith
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    I also don't list my arm, chest and waist measurements - maybe I'm a paraplegic or perhaps I'm just a giant 155 lb disembodied head. I'd like to think I'm an articulate person, but I am at a loss to respond to your retort. All I can say is that you are truly an awful person. Right now, my only solace is the knowledge that we are separated by almost 10 000 miles and a vast stretch of ocean.


    Why are you glad of that? I have already made you feel "worthless, ugly and empty" Your bloody words not mine. icon_wink.gif
    If I were 6'2" 155lbs, I would not list my body measurments either.

    Do you go to a gym and lift? Honestly? Probably not from your over-reaction. Instead of having this silly pitty party, go to a gym and start very slowly. Believe me, that people there will help you to achieve your goals. Just workout and EAT, (which was the subject of this thread), and you will see some amazing changes. You are only 21!!! This is the time to pack on some serious muscle, or get fit, so that it will stay with you for life!!! Stop crying about things and just bloody go!! This site's members are really great resource of credible advice!
    Good luck!
    -Keith
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    I think he's trying to say that most of the time you act like a jackass with little compassion, empathy or tact. But maybe that's just my opinion too.
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    Aug 29, 2010 10:53 AM GMT
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    paulflexes saidI think the question is "how do I stop myself from overeating?" Food tastes good. icon_biggrin.gif



    True, over-eating has never been a problem for me. Never say no to food. many people have commented that everytime they see me, i was with food. icon_eek.gif
    Yeah, like a few night ago in the bar when the owner closed up after hours and insisted on making nacho supreme for the employees and me, which I graciously chowed down on like a fat kid in a candy store.
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    Aug 30, 2010 9:47 AM GMT
    Try to eat lot of junk food....look at delicious food all the time.
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    Aug 30, 2010 9:48 AM GMT
    I've cut down on eating while I sleep.