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Author: legalwordwarrior Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 58808  
Subject: Re: Why we get fat - Date: 9/19/2012 10:29 AM
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Something is going to trigger it. Whether it's a general sense of deprivation or a special event or holiday. Diet plans that don't accommodate the real world are doomed.

I only have one weakness right now, and that's street vendor food from Chef Tai's Mobile Bistro. And I use the term "street vendor food" in it's loosest sense. Chef Tai has a restaurant in town that's 4-5 star quality. He takes those recipes, tweaks them a bit and then brings them to offices all over the city. I'm not doing corn or bread, which of course, owuld include tortillas. Last week I still picked up lunch from Chef Tai. 3 Pulled pork tacos, topped with shredded cabbage and a special KimChee sauce for $8. Sat down at my desk, got out a fork, and ate the stuffing out of the tortillas. Calorie count was good, with very few carbs, the taste was superb, and I just tossed the tortillas. I ended up with a delish lunch and no over-stuffed feeling afterwards.

I think really, the key is portion control and retraining your body to recognize when you are actually full. One of the biggest problems I've seen is people wolfing down their food to beat the clock. That leads to overeating because your body doesn't have time to tell your brain you're full until it's too late and you've already overindulged.

I do find that if I keep myself thoroughly hydrated, I can recognize the difference between hunger and thirst. But I think a lot of people allow themselves, especially in the South, to get mildly dehydrated frequently and then instead of drinking water, will turn to either food or soda to try to address that feeling. The result being too many calories in while also not meeting nutritional needs properly.

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