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Overanalysing Everyone Else's Diet

While I walk around town, I walk past cafes and restraunts, and all I see is people stuffing their faces with muffins, fried foods, burgers, soda… Im always thinking to myself; how can they eat that? I know that its none of my business, and for all that I know these people may be enjoying their weekly cheat meal.

Does anyone else find themselves analysing what other people eat?

Im also finding it difficult to eat out, which I do alot as I travel alot for work. This morning the lady at the cafe gave me a strange look after I ordered 5 bolied eggs, spinach and bacon. The Japanese lady at the sushi store gave me a deadly stare as I ordered the teriyaki meal with no rice. Tonight at the pub the chick rolled her eyes as I asked if I could replace the chips that comes with my steak with some veges.

Why O Why?

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So what? Just order what YOU want, eat it and move on with the important shit in your day.

Problem?

Why?

The answer is simple: most people are stupid and/or lazy.

It might sound cheesy, but be the change you want to see in the world. In your time you’ll influence some people to make better decisions for themselves. And in that, you’ll leave the world a better place than you entered it.

Yes! My fondness with food has also put myself in a position where I too am constantly analyzing other people’s food.

While some may say I should mind my own business, I think the predisposition for me, and perhaps others, to do so is because we want to criticize others’ eating habits to make us feel better for not being able to eat what they currently are. That’s why I usually find myself ‘caring’ about what others’ are eating only when I can’t have what they eat, whereas during my ‘cheat meals’, for example, I just don’t give a shit about their food. Not sure to what degree this is true though…

Wow… makes me sound like a greedy/self-fish ass lol

[quote]Iron Dwarf wrote:
Just order what YOU want, eat it and move on with the important shit in your day.[/quote]

x2. Bird, how do you have time to eat in between sexing all the wimenz anyway?

I guess I’m just so used to being in my own little world when it comes to how I eat that I don’t even notice. As bodybuilders, just based on our physiques we’re going to stand out and have people look at us differently. That entails what we eat, how we look, and sometimes, how we act. I like to think I’ve developed a pretty healthy degree of mental separation from the rest of the world.

When dieting for a contest, and I desire specific results, I eat, train, and keep my mental state in a certain way. When off season, I obviously relax a bit, but still always have goals in mind. The majority of people in the world not only do not do this, but they cannot even comprehend it. As such, it’s a “I do me, and you do you” outlook.

S

[quote]The Mighty Stu wrote:
I guess I’m just so used to being in my own little world when it comes to how I eat that I don’t even notice. As bodybuilders, just based on our physiques we’re going to stand out and have people look at us differently. That entails what we eat, how we look, and sometimes, how we act. I like to think I’ve developed a pretty healthy degree of mental separation from the rest of the world. When dieting for a contest, and I desire specific results, I eat, train, and keep my mental state in a certain way. When off season, I obviously relax a bit, but still always have goals in mind. The majority of people in the world not only do not do this, but they cannot even comprehend it. As such, it’s a “I do me, and you do you” outlook.

S[/quote]

I find people help me out more than throw attitudes. They already know at Burger King that if I do eat there, I want the grease pressed out of the meat before it gets on the bun. If I eat out at a restaurant, I don’t see anyone making faces when I order something “low carb”. I think it helps to look the part.

If you weigh 150lbs but are constantly yapping about your meals, people will no doubt look at you funny.

They don’t do that when you look like you need to eat that way.

I walked past a table just now with dozens of pies on top and a line of college kids waiting to get a slice

. . . . at 11 in the morning LOL.

I honestly don’t give a crap, because I know if I had never gotten into training a few years ago, I probably would have been in that line just now. Who cares? Not everyone has to look sexy. The only thing that bothers me are people who are in lines like that, yet ask me what workout they can do or supplements they can take to burn belly fat lol. If only they knew that Shake Weight really does work.

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[quote]bushidobadboy wrote:

[quote]Professor X wrote:
They already know at Burger King that if I do eat there, I want the grease pressed out of the meat before it gets on the bun. .[/quote]

I never even thought of asking! Nice one ProX, I’ll be doing this from now on.

BBB[/quote]

Or keep the grease and ditch the bun.

:slight_smile:

[quote]Iron Dwarf wrote:

[quote]bushidobadboy wrote:

[quote]Professor X wrote:
They already know at Burger King that if I do eat there, I want the grease pressed out of the meat before it gets on the bun. .[/quote]

I never even thought of asking! Nice one ProX, I’ll be doing this from now on.

BBB[/quote]

Or keep the grease and ditch the bun.

:slight_smile:
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Those ladies will do anything you ask them if you smile at them right.

whenever i see a fat fuck stuffing a cheeseburger down their throat i always use that to my advantage and say to myself “do I want to be that person?”. well whatever, if food makes them happy then so be it. to each their own.

Try living with someone who’s idea of a meal is 5 cupcakes and heavy cream while you’re busy eating 5 eggs and lean cereal every morning X.X

I just try to ignore other peoples shitty diets and go about my own

Im usually the total opposite and get asked how i look like i do and eat what i do because i eat so many doughnuts and pizza etc

[quote]Blackaggar wrote:
Im usually the total opposite and get asked how i look like i do and eat what i do because i eat so many doughnuts and pizza etc[/quote]

Its because your a mother fucker this why, meant with the best intentions of course.

I was in a cafe/resautant here in egypt (they charge a minimum in nice places here to stop people ordering a mineral water and sitting in a nice spot for 5 hours.)

Anyway i ordered a mix grill with double veggies, he said the only sides were fried or cheesey mash.

I said fuck your minimum charge if you dont have veggies.

The waiter came back 3 minutes later to tell me he has sent some one to the grocery store to buy vegetables.

Low and behold, i had a mixed grill with fresh vegetables. Did i give a fuck? Hell no.

@Bird,

Try dieting and living here, imagaine a country where there is little alcohol and socialising revolves around eating. Literally all people do is eat. Everywhere is a cafe/restaurant and its all food.

I just turn the other cheek and order what ever meets my goals.

[quote]Professor X wrote:

I find people help me out more than throw attitudes. They already know at Burger King that if I do eat there, I want the grease pressed out of the meat before it gets on the bun.
[/quote]

All this talk about eating big and now I find out you’re eating low fat!?! My image of you is tarnished. :slight_smile:

Why not just worry about yourself?

[quote]ds1973 wrote:

[quote]Professor X wrote:

I find people help me out more than throw attitudes. They already know at Burger King that if I do eat there, I want the grease pressed out of the meat before it gets on the bun.
[/quote]

All this talk about eating big and now I find out you’re eating low fat!?! My image of you is tarnished. :)[/quote]

Haha even with the grease drained it’s high fat

[quote]Blackaggar wrote:
Im usually the total opposite and get asked how i look like i do and eat what i do because i eat so many doughnuts and pizza etc[/quote]

Basically this.

…except I only eat doughnuts when farthest from sober.

[quote]Blackaggar wrote:

[quote]ds1973 wrote:

[quote]Professor X wrote:

I find people help me out more than throw attitudes. They already know at Burger King that if I do eat there, I want the grease pressed out of the meat before it gets on the bun.
[/quote]

All this talk about eating big and now I find out you’re eating low fat!?! My image of you is tarnished. :)[/quote]

Haha even with the grease drained it’s high fat[/quote]

Plus, we’re talking 3 patties of beef…4 when at my heaviest.