Is there anything out there that "tastes better than the feeling of knowing you look and feel great"?

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    Jan 29, 2007 11:59 PM GMT
    Friends and colleagues come down on me like a tonnes of bricks because I do not 'indulge' enough, or give into temptation enough, when it comes to junk food.

    I sometimes think when one is very disciplined with nutrition and fitness, it can cause insecurity in others, or simply mirror other peoples' LACK of discipline in themselves, so they make fun or even try to 'sabotage' your efforts.

    Sure indulging once in a while is fine, but for most, it becomes the norm for some and then they are very upset with themselves for letting themselves go....and look at you with envy.

    But if I had to choose the one very thing that I secretly love it's Cookie Dough ice cream.

    Remember it has to be something 'bad'. Pizza, for example, is one food that can be eaten with thought. Something, rrreeeaaallllyy bad..
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    Jan 30, 2007 12:10 AM GMT
    C O O K I E S .

    the end.

  • dfrourke

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    Jan 30, 2007 3:32 AM GMT
    OK, this was funny...Margaret Cho stated this very thing in one of her comedy shows "Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels"...

    Whatever...graham crackers and Betty Crocker frosting taste pretty damn good!

    - David
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    Jan 30, 2007 5:04 AM GMT
    Yeah, well I was really bad yesterday. I actually had dessert at Pane Vino, David (dfrourke). And it was vanilla gelato, with espresso syrup and whipped cream. I knew this would be delaying my ripped abs... :-0 But man, was it good.

    But, to the original post by mikeintoronto, yes, being in shape is wonderful. But letting go is great too. We only live once.
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    Jan 30, 2007 2:02 PM GMT
    I'm with Brix. Chocolate chip cookies (especially fresh or home-made) have me floating thru the air, following their scent like a cartoon character.

    I always figure there's more cardio I can do tomorrow to atone for my sins.
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    Jan 30, 2007 2:54 PM GMT
    Exactly. A little indulgence... a little extra cardio. There's some serious joy to be had in simple pleasures. It's all about balance.
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    Jan 30, 2007 3:01 PM GMT
    Tortilla chips with salsa. I can eat my weight in them which is why I had a problem a few years back hehe.
  • art_smass

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    Jan 30, 2007 3:24 PM GMT
    I'm a freakin' vacuum cleaner when it comes to junk food. Thankfully, I enjoy exercise and I lead a very active lifestyle, otherwise I'd weigh 800 lbs. Nevertheless, I can't control myself around chewy things, like ju jubes. Sure, my waist would be thinner without them, but I think the quality of my life is enhanced by all the crap I eat. I'm built more like a hockey player than a triathlete, anyway, and a little bulk doesn't make me as hideous I sometimes imagine it does -- so I'm told!
  • cityguy39

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    Jan 30, 2007 5:12 PM GMT
    I'm with you art_smass, I try to watch what I eat. I know I love ice cream and pizza, and there is a price to pay for the things we eat. At this point I'm not willing to give up the things that I like. Besides when your off the market, you have little more to expand within reason. lol
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    Jan 30, 2007 5:14 PM GMT
    ...deep fried anything

    beignets, funnel cakes, french fries!, corn dogs, fritters....

    helps to drink a lot of water.

    my motto:
    'moderation in everything'...including 'moderation'

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    Jan 30, 2007 5:18 PM GMT
    Well how about this .. Are there any guys here that taste as good as they look? lol
  • art_smass

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    Jan 30, 2007 5:37 PM GMT
    It's funny that pizza has been mentioned a couple of times. I never think of pizza as junk food. I guess it's because I'm a vegetarian. I get the whole wheat crust, lots of sauce (full of lycopene), and sometimes I even get the fake tofu pepperoni (it's better than it sounds). Between that and the vegetables, it's probably one of the healthiest things I eat.

    Supposedly, vegetarians do taste better than meat eaters. I guess it's the sulphur in a lot of animal products that contributes to stinkiness. I saw that on some science show.
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    Jan 30, 2007 6:08 PM GMT
    ice cream(plain loe vanilla)and COLD BEER on a HOT day!
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    Jan 30, 2007 7:23 PM GMT
    Sorry, I don't have time to offer much of a response to this...I'm on my way to Coldstone Creamery for a big dish of handmixed chocolate ice cream, fresh raspberries and smoked almonds with some chocolate topping. (grin)
  • steak2000

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    Jan 31, 2007 12:34 AM GMT
    musclebucket I agree..nothing like ICE CREAM
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    Jan 31, 2007 2:41 AM GMT
    art_smass .. now that you mention it I once ate a vegetarian .. unlike omnivores they taste like corn!
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    Jan 31, 2007 11:08 PM GMT
    beer.

    please close thread.
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    Feb 01, 2007 7:50 AM GMT
    UGH. is there anything more vain that saying?

    how is how we look ever possibly more important than a pleasurable sensation or new experience. and why can't i think the taste of cameo apples (which i honestly love) take precedence over how i look? just because they're healthy? i'm not eating them cuz they make me cute, that's for sure. i eat them for the same reason i eat most things, i enjoy every bite. food is more than nutrition, it is flavor.

    and don't get me wrong, big warm chocolate chip cookies sure as hell taste better than how i look too.
  • art_smass

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    Feb 01, 2007 3:31 PM GMT
    Oh, yeah. Beer!
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    Feb 11, 2007 7:27 AM GMT
    i like my captain crunch and milk :O)
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    Feb 11, 2007 7:25 PM GMT
    Oh those full-bodied ales. "Lite Beer" just isn't worth the effort. But if you only allow yourself one or two a week, it just tastes that much better.

    Of course, back when I was riding up to 200 miles a week, I could eat ANYTHING. I could feel carbs vaporizing as they hit my stomach. Just don't have the time (or probably, the youth) to do that any more.
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    Mar 14, 2007 10:36 PM GMT
    I'm surprised more people haven't mentioned chocolate. i mean chocolate can be a real addiction -- like rich brownies or even peanut m&m's will do in a pinch. but when i get a chocolate craving, that's it. my abs can go crunch themselves...
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    Mar 15, 2007 5:19 AM GMT
    Hey man... chocolate doesn't count. It's like... a suplement or something.
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    Mar 15, 2007 6:30 AM GMT
    I had to laugh, but I want to caution you guys...that saying, "Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels" is the mantra for people who have eating disorders. Friends of Ana, as they lovingly call themselves.

    I studied dance when I was younger and knew lots of people with eating disorders and looking back, I was privvy to some very rare, kind of fukt up behavior. Food issues are not fun.

    That saying always makes me laugh, because to normal people, it just sounds like funny hyperbole, but to someone with an eating disorder, it is a way of life. (Which is also kinda funny, only in a sick way.)
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    Mar 15, 2007 6:32 AM GMT
    ..nothing beats a great cup of coffee and a great slice of new york cheesecake, unless you have CanukeDave and Mjock in your fridge.