you are what you eat…

I researched about this phrase and originally it was written by Anthelme Brillat-Savarin in the book Physiologie du Gout, ou Meditations de Gastronomie Transcendante, 1826:

“Dis-moi ce que tu manges, je te dirai ce que tu es.” [Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are].

In an essay entitled Concerning Spiritualism and Materialism, 1863/4, Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach wrote:

“Der Mensch ist, was er ißt.”

That translates into English as ‘man is what he eats’.

Can this be true?

Ikaw ba? naniniwala ka ba na ang iyong kinakain ay nagrereflect sa kung ano ka? Napanuod ko kaninang umaga sa Discovery Channel that people who eat potato chips or kahit anong chichiria ay mga masasayahing tao. Samantalang kung mahilig ka sa cracker ikaw yung pala isip na tao. Well, how true are these facts sa sarili mo. At some point, medyo naniwala ako, that it is possible na kung ano kinakain ko it can reflect my personality o sabihin na nating WE ARE WHAT WE EAT. Pero hindi ito literal ha, baka mamaya dahil kumakain ka na ng baboy, baboy ka na. hindi naman po ata kaaya aya yung ganun di ba? I saw this sa net, it might help everyone to discover who they are. hehehe!

Snack Food Personality Test

Along with the horoscope, four temperaments, personality types and psychological tests, those who seek the gnosis of the world can take a very simple test that will reveal secret knowledge about their personalities. This is a very brief, simple test that does not require psychological interpretation. As soon as you take the test, you can turn to the profiles and find out the essence of your personality. Furthermore, you can keep an eye on which snacks your friends choose and thereby have secret knowledge about them, which will naturally help you socialize more effectively.

Furthermore, this test might save Christians lots of time and money, because it may be about as reliable and valid as most other personality tests that mission agencies and other Christian organizations use in evaluating candidates. In fact, this test was administered to 800 volunteers along with other personality tests and the results were comparable.

The only prerequisite for the test is that you must answer the question as if you are not on a diet and as if all the choices are equally beneficial to your body. Now, just pick your favorite snack from the following list:

(1) Potato chips
(2) Tortilla chips
(3) Snack crackers
(4) Pretzels
(5) Cheese curls
(6) Meat snacks

Discover your own Snack Food Personality Profile.

According to Alan Hirsch, MD, a researcher at the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago, the following are snack food personality profiles:

(1) Potato chips: “Potato chip lovers are successful, high achievers who enjoy the rewards and trimmings of their success—both in business and in family life.”

(2) Tortilla chips: “Perfectionists in regards to their own actions and to the community at large, people who crave tortilla chips are humanitarians who are often distressed by the inequities and injustices of society.”

(3) Snack crackers: “Contemplative and thoughtful, people who prefer snack crackers base their decisions on logic rather than emotions.”

(4) Pretzels: “Lively and energetic, pretzel fans seek novelty and thrive in the world of abstract concepts. They often lose interest in mundane, day-to-day routines.”

(5) Cheese curls: “Formal, conscientious and always proper, the cheese curl lover can be described with one word—integrity. They will always maintain moral high ground with their family, work and romantic partners.”

(6) Meat snacks: “Gregarious and social, those who reach for a savory bag of pork rinds or crave beef jerky and other meat snacks are often the life of the party. They are loyal and true friends who can always be trusted.”

Wow! Did you notice that with this test everyone is a winner? That’s because the research for this personality test was “conducted on behalf of the Snack Food Association and the National Potato Promotion Board.” To learn about some of the negative aspects of these personality profiles, just take some of the key words of each profile and compare them with some of the more detailed lists given with other descriptions of personality types, such as the four temperaments, the DISC, or the MBTI.

The question remains, however, as to whether “You are what you eat” or “You eat what you are.” Can a person change personality types by choosing the snack with the most appealing personality? If this all sounds like nonsense, you are getting the point. However, we must end this nonsense with one more typology: there are two types of people: those who believe this nonsense and those who don’t.

Categories: accessdenied!, Blogroll, life, relationships, rice, trip | Tags: , , , , | 8 Comments

Post navigation

8 thoughts on “you are what you eat…

  1. I am watching my diet and I don’t eat fatty foods.Mas masarap ang daing na pusit.Inihaw na Lapu-lapu at bagoong.

  2. ako din on diet kaya medyo confused ako sa pagpili hehe…anyway, 50-50 rin ang paniniwala ko dito. basta ang alam ko lang, pag malakas ka kumain….for shur tataba ka haha. but thanks for the info…ngayon ko lang din ito nalaman eh.

  3. Ako naman, hindi ako tumatanggi sa mga pagkaing inihahain. Masama ang tumanggi sa grasya. Lalo na’t type ko ang masarap na masarap na food na nasa hapag tsibugan, kahit mataas ang collateral, I mean mataas sa cholesterol, inuupakan ko nang walang patumangga. Naniniwala kasi ako sa isang kasabihan:

    “Hindi pahabaan ang buhay ng tao. Ang buhay ay pasarapan”

    Tama naman, aanhin pa ang damo kung mayroon namang shabu.
    Yhen, Joeks laang.

  4. possible kaya na these facts(?) are based on survey only? well at some point pede din naman at may point ung pagkadescribe nya. in some cases panu pag diet ka? hehehe.

    ate yhen dont worry, kahit busyness ako isa ka sa pinupuntahan ko lagi. though wala lang tyme magpost.ngaun lang. hehehe. isa pa pala, r u involved in music team ministry? if yes ill give u something that may be useful, i hope, to you and the band in your church.

  5. eh pano yan kung sobrang takaw mo eh kinakain mo na lahat? LOL! kasi ang pamilya namin eh kain ang hilig. hehehehe! pero payat ako…

  6. sir cocoy gusto ko rin yang mga food na gusto mo. hehe. pati tuyo at tinapa gusto ko po yun…

    naku tama aling baby, basta malakas kumain may posibilidad na tumaba. pero may mga malakas ding kumain na di tumataba.

    sir joe, minsan gnyn ako. bawal tanggihan ang grasya. kaso minsan pag nasosobrahan nagiging disgrasya na siya. hehehe

    kuya gmac, dpo ako involved sa music min. sa discipleship po ako.

    ayan, ifoundme, isa kang patunay na hindi lahat ng malakas kumain ay mataba. hehe. malamang mabilis ang metabolism mo.

  7. Sharon Defensor Deguinio

    As an individual and a Home Economics teacher, I believe in that saying. People who loves to eat fast food are people who dont have time to reflect. That’s my opinion.

  8. Sharon Defensor Deguinio

    Hope you continue to post more about health and lifestyle. God bless you.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at

%d bloggers like this: