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  • If you are what you eat, then I am dead.

    I'm not about to smoke people into thinking that I am a health fanatic, I could only wish that was true. Allthough I excercise frequently, I have health vices... many of them.

    Lets see....

    -I go to sleep at 7am and wake up at 7pm
    -I eat peanut butter out of the jar with a knife
    (1 teaspoon of peanut butter is supposed to be roughly the same as 1 serving of red meat, which I am told will put a punch into your life expectency)
    -I eat no vegetables whenever poonly ssible, I'm am an absolute carnivore. I think if you threw me on an island with my best friends and a whole lot of water and cabbages, the rescue team would find me eating the flesh of my friends and drinking water.
    -I eat steaks medium rare (red and squishy on the inside)
    -I run sprint and do wieghts until I throw up (a habit picked up in the army) which i use as an indicator to know when I have reached my actual limit compared to my percieved limit.

    On a good note....

    -I havent touched Cocacola in 1 whole year, and I plan on never consuming carbonated drinks ever.... yeah like I'll ever find the willpower to do that
    -I have never touched any kind of drugs, or smokes, and I'll never ever do that ever, just my personal preference.

    BUT

    I could go on forever, but I wont.

    In conclusion I am a dangerous unhealthy man, and I am going to die sooner or later, more likely sooner.

    So what peculiar habits do you guys and girls have which you think will get the better of you one day?
    There is never any need for you to tell me that you think I am correct - We can just... assume it

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    i don't smoke tobacco or drink alcohol. I try to eat as much fresh food as possible as i find it tastes best. I don't drink milk, and have flirted with vegetariansim in my time (ultimately concluding that a carrot is just as alive as a chicken, and life feeds on life) and i don't drink coke. not for dietary reasons, more political.

    being overly domesticated is most peoples problem, poor diet being part of that. the ideal diet that the ethereal "they" tout we should stick to consists of 5 portions of fruit and veg a day, abiding to a pyramid, completely avoiding fast foods and fizzy drinks, and drinking an ungodly amount of water every day. the irony of the lethargic lavish abundance of western culture.

    personally, i would love to live in such a way i only ate what i could grow or kill...
    Last edited by chompy; 10-17-2005, 02:40 PM.


    we must to find out what to do with it

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    • #3
      Quakers

      Originally posted by chompy
      personally, i would love to live in such a way i only ate what i could grow or kill...
      Yeah sometimes I have entertained that thought... then I remember quakers and I think the byproducts of our lifestyle are worth it. you could always go on survivor for the thrill of killing to eat!

      Problem is the food demands of all developed countries cannot possibly be met with entirely natural food, unless everyone kept and maintained a few acres of land and raised/ grew their own produce. We'd be an agrarian society!... wait... here comes the memories of quakers again.

      Human Life expectancies are on the rise but thats because the older generation who are hitting their later years these times, were raised with very natural diets and environments, and in their ripe years have the advanced health care that the ever developing biomedical science departments can offer.

      But what about us? we have been raised on this kind of altered food, what is it going to do to us and our health in the long run?... interesting insight chompy. Generally most people dont start taking care of their lives until the life itself is in some kind of jeopardy.
      There is never any need for you to tell me that you think I am correct - We can just... assume it

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      • #4
        Being a bit self-sufficient isn't a bad thing by itself, you'd just give up doing what you're actually good at. Ask an IT nerd to hunt elephants on the savanna and s/he'd probably die. Ask an IT nerd to sell IT skills in order to hire a super-stealth-sniper-uberhunter to go get food, and he'd live just dandy. In fact, society would benefit from the nerd's IT knowledge, and the hunter would benefit with money he could use to buy better guns from the gunmaker (who also hires hunter so he can make good guns). Before you know it, supermarkets hurray!

        Old folks grew up in 1900? Back when pharmaceuticals really started taking off? This is "natural"?

        As crappy as life may be in this society, it was much crappier when we didn't have the capacity to do what we're good at and have others do what we're bad at.

        Oh, and as to feeding populations, a nasty mean bird flu is looking to thin the herd, so to speak, and meantime the Spanish Flu (which killed more in 1918 than WW1 did total) was recently resurrected and will probably be a mite more dangerous than anything from Jurassic Park, so don't worry too much about overpopulation. Ahh, gotta love that science, it always takes two steps forward then one step back...
        The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
        -Aristotle
        Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
        -Voltaire
        What luck for rulers, that men do not think.
        -Hitler

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        • #5
          "You are what you eat"
          Isn't this a old Chinese saying?
          Or it exists in various other cultures?
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          • #6
            If the saying were to be true...many of us will be made of nothing more than...

            ..yep, you guessed it...

            Ramen.

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            • #7
              as long this body can hold on until we can transfer our consciousness to a machine.

              sometime within the next 50-80 years we will see this

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              • #8
                Originally posted by tofuman80
                If the saying were to be true...many of us will be made of nothing more than...

                ..yep, you guessed it...
                LOL! yeah maybe, shows where society is heading doesnt it?


                Originally posted by Fenrisloki
                Oh, and as to feeding populations, a nasty mean bird flu is looking to thin the herd, so to speak, and meantime the Spanish Flu (which killed more in 1918 than WW1 did total) was recently resurrected and will probably be a mite more dangerous than anything from Jurassic Park, so don't worry too much about overpopulation. Ahh, gotta love that science, it always takes two steps forward then one step back...
                Yeah then you got those rather scary peak oil theories by those alarmists, they reckon it will result in an epic "die out", the scarey thing is that Oil prices are currently soaring, is the end nigh?

                Originally posted by Fenrisloki
                Being a bit self-sufficient isn't a bad thing by itself, you'd just give up doing what you're actually good at. Ask an IT nerd to hunt elephants on the savanna and s/he'd probably die. Ask an IT nerd to sell IT skills in order to hire a super-stealth-sniper-uberhunter to go get food, and he'd live just dandy. In fact, society would benefit from the nerd's IT knowledge, and the hunter would benefit with money he could use to buy better guns from the gunmaker (who also hires hunter so he can make good guns). Before you know it, supermarkets hurray!
                I can survive... alone in the jungle, but to be honest I love my creature comforts way too much to exist that way. Its more of a neccecity to have survival skills for me, I dont exactly yearn to be wild, but you get people who would rather be that way.
                There is never any need for you to tell me that you think I am correct - We can just... assume it

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                • #9
                  ramen??? not yet XD, i'm somewat of a health fanatic myself. No soft drink, fast food for almost a year now =D. Drink milk, juice, coffee (may not be as healthly, but i need this to stay awake in class... seriously >__<), and love italian. Dun mind veggie, they can be good something, if cooked or prepared properly.

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                  • #10
                    they need to genetically alter veggies to make them taste better

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                    • #11
                      Even though taste does play a big part in it, the presentation and texture of veggie as u eat tend to make me wanna eat it or not. If they're over-cooked, some get all mushy >__<, while others, if cooked rite, will not only look good, but taste good.

                      Argh getting hungry talking about this ~__~

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                      • #12
                        true but if I could have a carrot that tasted like a milkshake or something that tastes good would be nice... ok maybe not a milkshake but something that tastes good.

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                        • #13
                          Yeah anyone tasted those psuedo meats before, they are made from vegetable extracts. In my opinion they are no substitute for real meat. I do like Tofu however... given that its completed with... what else, but meat.
                          There is never any need for you to tell me that you think I am correct - We can just... assume it

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by jenl12343
                            true but if I could have a carrot that tasted like a milkshake or something that tastes good would be nice... ok maybe not a milkshake but something that tastes good.
                            lol i prefer my carrots as carrots XD.

                            @Pyrus: ya tofu's great.... not the HF member, i mean the food >__> *drools* stalks tofuman @___@.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Pyrus
                              So what peculiar habits do you guys and girls have which you think will get the better of you one day?
                              I don't smoke or drink, but if anything is going to get me one day it is probably: lack of exercise. It's a lot easier to find time to work out when you don't have an 8 to 5 job. =/
                              At school, even walking to and from classes could be a workout sometimes, but these days I'm basically just sitting in an office all day. Well, okay, I have to walk around to talk to people, but that's about it. I think I need to set aside some time every night just for exercise. The hardest part will be sticking to it! >__<

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