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Old 08-27-02, 06:08 PM   #1
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Reason to eat

I've noticed that here in America (at least where I come from) there are certain reasons people eat.

"I'm hungry!" is the most common.

"It's time to eat (finally!)"

Then there's, "I have a craving for...(insert evil fattening food.)"

Or, "I'm bored, let's raid the fridge. There's nothing to do."

How about, "The stress is too much. Let's eat!"

Finally, there's the strange sleepwalking illness that drives people to eat while they are completely asleep.

All of these are valid in my personal experience, except the last. If this has happened, I'm not supposed to remember it, anyway.

But I've also noticed the effect cycling has had on the way I look at eating. Now, I try to eat because, "I need power," or, "I need nutrition." Too often I see people eating stuff they can't possibly use!

Eating just to eat makes about as much sense as working just to work, if you didn't need the money. (But I still do it, sometimes! )
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For the most part the "I'm bored, lets eat" is the one
that gets me in the most trouble.
After cycling I just let my body deceide what it wants.
After doing HHH I wanted cheese (well I also had a
huge hankering for Beef Jerky, but that was for the salt)
so I listened.
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I would do even if I didn't get paid.

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I am hungry, Its time to eat
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too often I stuff myself silly...and find myself still hungry. Like right now....that Guacamole in the fridge is calling my name...
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After doing HHH I wanted cheese (well I also had a
huge hankering for Beef Jerky, but that was for the salt)
so I listened.

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I almost always crave salt too after a ride. Olives or dill pickles. I thought I was the only weird one.
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After cycling I just let my body deceide what it wants.
After doing HHH I wanted cheese (well I also had a
huge hankering for Beef Jerky, but that was for the salt)
so I listened.

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I get a craving for Micky D's fries and a Big Mac after my long rides.
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I've noticed that here in America (at least where I come from) there are certain reasons people eat.
In other countries, I suppose, people eat for no reason at all?
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You said "Guacamole"...shame shame...now I have to go to the store.

Marty? did you see those fine fine pickles at the USAF reststop?? Or did I eat them all?
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Ill say this, my co-worker gave me a big chunk of smoked salmon, Ive been eating a little each day before my ride home - wow, tons of energy. Wonder if its the salmon oil?

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Ill say this, my co-worker gave me a big chunk of smoked salmon, Ive been eating a little each day before my ride home - wow, tons of energy. Wonder if its the same oil?
Whatever works! (Don't underestimate the power of oils...and protein, too!)
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My big intestine is eating my small intestine, I think its time to eat
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