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Venus Williams Says When It Comes to Food, She "Eats to Live"

Do You Eat to Live or Live to Eat?

My interview with Venus Williams was a blast; besides fitness, we talked about fashion, football, and also food. When I asked Venus what her favorite snack is, she first replied that she didn't know because she is "one of those people that eats to live and not lives to eat." For Venus, food is more about fuel than favorite dishes.

I am definitely the opposite — I live to eat! I love to bake, get excited over new ways to use seasonal produce, and also like changing up recipes to make them healthier. I found Venus's reply especially interesting because as a food lover, I can't imagine the idea of not getting excited over the perfect veggie frittata. What about you . . .

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danakscully64 danakscully64 6 years
^^^ I 100% disagree with that. I have a very healthy relationship with food. I know so many people who "eat to live" and they skip meals or don't eat the healthiest, just what's convenient. It's not a big part of their lives. I love having something to look forward to 3 times a day or more :P I eat healthy though (I'm slender), I'm very happy.
Renees3 Renees3 6 years
Obviously when people say they live to eat it's not literal, Anon 17. We all have other loves in our life, but we love food too. Just because we love to eat doesn't mean we don't enjoy life. I don't really understand that correlation. Anyway, I am on the live to eat side obviously haha. I enjoy trying new foods and finding comfort in old standbys. I love how you can experience different cultures just by trying new foods. Even the social aspect of eating with loved ones, at a dinner table or at a restaurant. I have no problem with either side of it, but to say that one is sadder or living a less full life because of their outlook on food is just wrong.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 6 years
Eat to live.
becky0125 becky0125 6 years
i eat to live for sure. college life just kind of demands you grab something quickly to sustain you, and cooking just becomes a total chore. the faster i can whip something nutritious up and put it in my mouth, the faster i can be on my way.
nancita nancita 6 years
I would like to be one of those eat to live people — that is the point of food, after all — but I simply cannot understand them.
WarEagleNurse WarEagleNurse 6 years
Live to eat!
Spectra Spectra 6 years
I live to eat, too. SOOOO many yummy yummy foods out there! I love to bake, cook, etc. and that's why I have to work out or I'd be huge!
amber512 amber512 6 years
I totally live to eat. I'm the same way in that I love trying new recipes, learning new things, and baking!
fizzymartini fizzymartini 6 years
Live to eat, to the most ridiculous extent. Virtually every moment is spent daydreaming about the flavours I'd like to be experiencing. In fact, the ONLY time my mind is off food is when I'm exercising. And even then, sometimes my mind drifts...
genipher85 genipher85 6 years
Live to eat. It's comforting. And there is so much out there to try, it's limitless.
juicebox07 juicebox07 6 years
I live to eat. It's one of my favorite pastimes.
chloe-bella chloe-bella 6 years
I eat to live. I love food, and I love eating out, but it's definitely not what I live for. There are lots of other things in life more important to me.
skigurl skigurl 6 years
live to eat, and wish I was eating the sushi in the picture RIGHT NOW
imLissy imLissy 6 years
food's one of the best things about life! Goes kinda like, love, friends/family/puppies, food, shopping, TV, programming, music
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 6 years
I live to eat! The idea that good food can't be healthy is so silly. Every recipe can be adjusted to healthier!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 6 years
Somewhere in the middle, although I'm definitely closer to live to eat than eat to live.
100lbsandcountin 100lbsandcountin 6 years
live to eat definitely. I'm such a foodie! Always have and will be!!
danakscully64 danakscully64 6 years
Live to eat is an understatement for me :P I am a HUGE foodie.
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