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D​oes your occupation impact what you eat?

T​hey say you are what you eat, but is that true?

1y ago

T​he old adage "you are what you eat" has been thrown around for decades, but it's worth stopping to think about it and whether there is any truth in it. Not something I had considered, until recently.

I​t came to my attention while at the gym. I was never much of a gym goer until this year when I decided to get my act together and try to be a bit healthier, not getting any younger and all that! I started to see the same faces over and over again (and I appreciate that makes mine one of those faces) and a pattern started to develop of the kind of people who where there all the time.

I​ know a lot of those people and they are training to be the kind of people who will be treating peoples' ailments and counselling them on how best to stay healthy and fit. So it makes sense that they would want to follow their own future guidance and keep themselves in good shape.

I​ appreciate there will be exceptions, we are not all cut from the same cloth, but it got me wondering whether that was their reasoning for being there so often. Or if they'd be there regardless of their occupation and am I just adding two and two together and getting five?

W​hat do you think? Does your job effect how healthy you try to be?

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Comments (5)

  • It depends when I work at home or outside. I take more time to cook if I can stay quietly at home rather than when I need to go the office. France have thousands of bakeries and foodtrucks everywhere. You have so many tasty choices sometimes that you can forget the healthy option easily.

      1 year ago
    • There is one right outside where I’m based too!

        1 year ago
    • There are two or three around where I live. Even the pastries or the snacks come from directly from the bakeries, I prefer cooking myself when I can do it.

        1 year ago
  • I think it does being a chef and working fine dining I like my easy food so I’ll eat cereal after a shift at work

      1 year ago