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does happiness make you eat more? or exercise less?
Please don't disappear this time.
Are they happy?
"I love the way they pretend they're ugly on purpose. It's genius."
You just get content and don't want to go to the gym and just sit around eating take aways. When you're single, you go to the gym and eat healthy because you want to have a relationship and be comfortably fat again.
I guess when you first get with someone new, you go out for food lots and drinks more often. Its probably just that.
Album of the year.
but then I get comfortable and I start to stop caring, bad bad bad times.
I enjoy sport but not exercise. I would much rather go out to a gig and have a few pints, or go for a meal somewhere, or meet up with friends in a pub, instead of going for a run or to the gym.
so i disagree (i have been exercising too though)
I've always got much hotter and thinner because of it which then leads to happiness and a new boyfriend.
just...eating more cos im sat around contemplating stuff.
im not too fussed about getting a new boyfriend though.
I guess that's me told then.
Though at least amongst people I know, the people who seem happiest have become rotund jolly people.
Show your working.
people I know who say they are happy, have been turing into an approximation of the michellin man.
what meowington, babykim & marckee said, then.
Some people get thin when they're happy because they are motivated types, some people get fat when they're happy, because they are relaxed types.
Some people get thin when they're unhappy because they are uptight types, some people get fat when they're unhappy because they are self-comforting types.
when i'm in relationship and enjoy eating with that person.
I'm at my slimmest at the moment. I don't feel happier, but something about eating alone depresses me.
I think people normally coin it 'emotional eating' or something.
when you're single you eat in a genuinely reactionary way, so actually if you're not that hungry you don't eat anything significant and you make smaller portions but when you live with someone you tend to make a proper dinner, every night and usually make too much. That's true for me. I eat loads more now I co-habit than I did before.
I've lived alone for a year, always cook too much to use up ingredients (and because I am greedy), and generally stuff myself with unhealthy junk because what else do you do when sat watching TV on your own again? Eat fruit?
when they get together.
This means that, on average, women gain weight, and men lose weight.
i dont mind the cooking part, just sitting at a table on me tod.
I love cooking but it just seems like there's not much point if no-one else is going to appreciate my wonderful cooking skillzzz. I cook for friends sometimes. I cooked a sweet potato, Spinach and chickpea curry the other day.
Occasionally I'll make an effort and enjoy the process, but even when I do, twenty minutes sitting in silence muching it takes the gloss off any achievement.
Add in all the issues of shopping solo, when everything is designed for two or more, and OH GOD I HATE MY MISERABLE EXISTENCE WHY OH WHY CAN'T SWEET DEATH EMBRACE MY WITHERED SOUL it makes for a pretty dispiriting experience.
You can see how this has some kind of downward spiral effect.
you know that contentment/happiness doesn't stem from being thin, you are comfortable and satisfied with yourself as you are.
self acceptance innit
nothing tastes better than skinny feels
Also cake is definitely better than being skinny, no competition.
Wasn't sensible for her to say it, she should KNOW BETTER, w/e.
It can lead to rittle bone disease, all sorts.
^not as catchy, but then truth =/= beauty.
no wonder you think food doesn't taste good.
but then I don't really like food particularly.
but you can also eat loads when you're sad to make yourself feel better.
I usually put on weight when I've got to the point of a relationship when I'm really comfortable but when I'm recently single I just can't eat much so I lose weight again. I do however eat a lot of chocolate at this time....
Cooked breakfast if I want it (normally don't bother though).
Snack at 11am (usually donuts, cakes etc)
Three course cooked meal at 12:30 (don't always have the soup though, or the cheese, so sometimes just 2 courses).
Then Afternoon snack at 4:30 (more buns).
Then I waddle home and have dinner.
I am fatter and I am happier since working here.
Do you fear they're feeding you up for some sinister reason??
I did wonder why we had to have a 'weigh in' every week and why my boss keeps licking his lips and grinning when he sees me.
In reality no, not sinister, I think it's part of the staff retention policy (no-one ever leaves cos the food's too good - it works!)