This thread is interesting b/c I'm still trying to figure out how to live with all my challenges--sort of fine-tuning my dietary habits to fit my situation. I do agree that we as humans do not need as much food as "they" have lead us to believe, I've been eating very little for some time now and I'm still here, my blood tests don't show any abnormalities. PBS had this very interesting (reality) series several years back depicting families living during specific periods of American history, one series was called Frontier House (they took several modern-day families and had them live for six months during that period of time)--the time in history when people were establishing the West, I believe the show was set in Montana--anyway, it showed how families lived and what their days were like back then, basically preparing for the next meal, plowing, planting, harvesting, churning, everything made from scratch, with very limited resources. One of the things people had to do is stockpile their resource, not overuse anything and predictably the participants of this experience lost a lot of weight. The father of one family was so concerned about
his weight loss he asked to be checked out by a doctor, the producers allowed it and the doctor told him that before industrialization everybody was as skinny as he was, it's called normal; the many health problems we have today are because we are grossly overweight.
I thought about
the eating disorder potential, but not sure that's a possibility for most here because of the psychological aspect of that disease: predisposition, coping skills level, self worth issues, and the biggest, control over ones life, or lack there of. Speaking for just me, other than my health, I have my stuff together and am satisfied with a lot of my life, I like myself, have control (well, as much as one can) over a lot of things going on; choices and I feel confident that if I start to not like something or a situation I will choose to change it or change how I view the situation--I believe people with eating disorders have difficulty with this. Just a thought I'd put out there.
Well, off to drink another glass of water......
Post Edited (BigLucy) : 8/24/2008 11:40:11 AM (GMT-6)