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watch what one eats

watch what one eats

Date: Feb 14 2019

Themes: Celebrity, Food, Pop Culture

引語

1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“Just like anybody, I try to watch what I eat.”

Actress Jennifer Lopez, talking about food

定義

1. 定義 - Study the definition.

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eat healthy food; not eat too much food

2. 用法 - Learn how the slang is used.

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Food. It’s a four-letter word that we literally cannot live without. Some people don’t have enough. Some people have way too much. Or too much of the wrong kind.

At any given time, about 20% of adults say they are following a diet. They most likely want to lose weight, so they give up sugar, or bread, or other unhealthy food. Maybe they count calories. Maybe they only drink juice. Whatever diet they choose, it’s certain that they are paying attention to every bite of food that goes into their mouths. They are watching what they are eating.

For celebrities, food is an especially sensitive topic. Models, actresses, and singers often receive criticism when they eat too much or too little. Actress Jennifer Lopez said that she, too, watches what she eats. Even though she’d like to eat everything all the time, she has to eat small portions and make healthy choices.

Do you watch what you eat? When have you not paid attention to your food choices?

範例

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“Sally wants to lose weight for her wedding, so she’s really watching what she eats.”

“My boyfriend is obsessed with being fit. He always watches what he eats.”

“I’d love a piece of cake, but I’m watching what I eat right now.”

猜對了

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

GWTA Pay attention to what you eat
作者 GWTASuper Member!
a2020 See what food she is eating and care about it.
作者 a2020
to eat consciously
作者 tennisball
Eating just healthy food paying attention to low fat and calories food
作者 Zulimay
to watch what to eat means to be attentive at his own body
作者 Valentina Monaco
The expression "what what I eat" means to understand the useful qualities of products I eat.
作者 Nastya0901
Hazelgirl Here "watch" means "be careful", so watch what you eat means be careful about your food, eat healthy food and don't eat too much food :)
作者 Hazelgirl
Press1 be more careful with calories and the choices of food
作者 Press1
sara1998 to take care about foods you eat
作者 sara1998
ortiz2037 Choosing carefully what to eat...
作者 ortiz2037
Manu4 To take care about food consumption
作者 Manu4
nyamekye she has to be careful not to get fat.
作者 nyamekye
It´s when you´re eating healthy and you try to avoid unhealthy food, for example fast food.
作者 AgentSilence

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Hazelgirl

Hazelgirl

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

And this french proverb:”Dis moi ce que tu manges, je te dirai ce qui tu es”/ ”Tell me what you eat, and I’ll tell you who you are” is also very useful to know more about the medical effect of food or disadvantages of it on our physical and mental health. I see some people who can predict what i eat just by watching the symptoms of a pain or something like that. I know someone just by having a proper diet could be cured of his emphysema (sth like asthma) and his depression. Recently a woman i met, told me that your group of blood should be important for you to have a good diet. She told me, every person with different blood type needed a definite and special care food!! of course, i need more information about that but as a surprise of you, in 10 minutes she found out everything right about my eating habit!!

02:07 PM Jul 12 2014 |

Hazelgirl

Hazelgirl

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

@Mr. Learner,


I totally agree with you, but this lesson is about food and the importance of watching and controlling what you need for your body and what you eat properly. For showing the great effect of food on our mind and mood, we use this proverb, just for a right exaggeration in which i believe, nothing more. Certainly, it’s obvious that we are not JUST we eat, but a proper and balanced meal can also play the biggest role on our healthy physical and mental life. And finally as you see there isn’t any adverb of emphasis in this saying ;)

01:47 PM Jul 12 2014 |

Mr. Learner

Peru

@Hazelgirl, 

It is true that what we eat will affect our personality, mood, behavior, etc…
My arguement is, can we claim that our personality is completely dependent on our food?! For sure, no. Our personality is affected by food, but in the same time it is affected by many other factors. All these factors have stong effect on our personalities. For example, friends, family, environment, socioeconimic status, our habits, reading, etc… 
Even at the physical level, food is an important thing, but exercise and being active will affect the formulation of your physical appearance. 

02:03 PM Jul 11 2014 |

Hazelgirl

Hazelgirl

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

@Mr.Learner,


I believe in generalizing this quote, and i believe in the effect of what you eat on your whole personality, behaviour, mood and mind.


what is your explanation or exception? please let us know :)

08:25 AM Jul 11 2014 |

Mr. Learner

Peru

@Peter12321,



That is good. However, my point is that I don’t agree on generlizing the effect of eating on the whole personality.  

07:42 AM Jul 11 2014 |

Peter12321

Peter12321

Australia

A quote, “Tell me what you eat, and I’ll tell you who you are.”

03:41 AM Jul 11 2014 |

Mr. Learner

Peru

@Peter12321,



I find the quotation, “you are what you eat,” to be inaccurate idea.
Indeed, it is true to some extent, but not completely true. 

11:51 PM Jul 10 2014 |

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Peter12321

Peter12321

Australia

Good old advice about eating properly. Like the old saying, “You are what you eat.”

11:29 PM Jul 10 2014 |

Jasonlongo

Jasonlongo

Congo, Democratic Republic Of The

Love this, African food !!!

06:00 PM Jul 10 2014 |

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Mr. Learner

Peru

Whatever I eat, I’ll still a slim guy, I don’t know what is the reason.


Even though eating too much won’t affect my appearance, I still watch what I eat because I care about my health. I don’t want to get  my blood vessels occluded :s

04:24 PM Jul 10 2014 |

JessieCA

JessieCA

Australia

3 vegetables + 2 fruits | coffee in the morning + milk in the evening | a little meat |...? :)

11:29 AM Jul 10 2014 |

LeNa15

LeNa15

Russian Federation

Working in hospital,  I know that it is  very important to watch what you eat. Every day I see people, who  ruined their health, becouse of eating an unhealthy food a lot.

08:33 AM Jul 10 2014 |

Hazelgirl

Hazelgirl

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

@asef, you need to watch yourself in the mirror every now and then, then you will reconsider being busybody anymore, lol :D

08:22 AM Jul 10 2014 |

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asef

asef

Afghanistan

hummmm…Very good point all a bout eating, While i am eating i am not watching what i am eating but i do watch what others eating ….....Coz i am very glutton..lol


08:04 AM Jul 10 2014 |

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asef

asef

Afghanistan

hummmm…Very good point all a bout eating, While i am eating i am not watching what i am eating but i do watch what others eating ….....Coz i am very glutton..lol


08:04 AM Jul 10 2014 |

Michele1

Michele1

Italy

I think , we eat to live and not we live to eat.The most important thing,that we often forget, is the taste,the pleasure of what we are going to eat.Like everything all over the world,there are positive and negative points of view of our food. Most people,often,can’t watch what to eat (even if it is essential for healthy),because they don’t have other choises.Everyone knows what is good to do and what don’t,not only for the food. 


Nice day to all friends here.


07:39 AM Jul 10 2014 |

Hazelgirl

Hazelgirl

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

1- Yes, bcoz we are what we eat.


2- When I am very nervous or upset and when i am on top of the world!!

02:08 AM Jul 10 2014 |

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