My pets are unique. They’re unique because I’m always home – which means they get to see “me” all the time. They’ve learned a lot from a human being. My cats eat like me. I’ll get to that in a moment.
I have this one cat – a Blue Russian – she’s an eating MACHINE. I’m pretty sure this is just in her nature – but watching me eat over the years probably hasn’t helped. In any event – I need to feed my cats manually throughout the day – as opposed to what you’d normally do: fill a bowl with food for each one every morning.
I could have five cats all with a bowl full of food in the morning – and they’d ALL be empty after their first meal because the Blue Russian would eat everything the other cats didn’t finish. So that’s that. I feed my cats 4-5 times per day – depending on how many hours I’m awake.
I recently lost some weight after having eaten bad food. No, I didn’t vomit it out – let me tell you what happened. My stomach is kind of sensitive. So when something goes wrong like eating bad food that’s either old (restaurant squeezing every last dollar out of their supply) or dirty (idiots at a restaurant handling the food before I eat it), I tend to have issues for awhile. This time it was about ten or eleven days that my stomach was being finicky afterwards.
So I wasn’t eating much. And I lost a noticeable amount of weight. I wasn’t going to the gym. I was hardly burning any calories because I sit down all day – and pretty much all night as well. I was practically immobile but still lost a good bit of weight. Six or seven pounds… This made me think back to an article I read which stated that exercise isn’t the best way to lose weight. Reason being: the more you exercise, the more you need to eat. And this is true.
Now while this isn’t really such a terrible thing on the surface, there are two things that concern me greatly…