October 23, 2012 32 Comments
Have you ever wolfed down a double bacon cheeseburger with fries and washed it down with a shake then said to yourself “What did I just do”?
Ever looked at a chocolate cake and said NO, but helped yourself to 3 slices anyway, then felt guilty after eating the last bite?
Ever sat in front of the television with the munchies then felt sick at the realization that you’ve just eaten a pound of Doritos just 15 minutes into the movie?
Ever said to yourself “This is the first day of my diet” only to procrastinate it and realize that the “first day” was supposed to be three weeks ago?
Has a pint of ice cream “demonized” you at the grocery store, then realize that while that creamy goodness is like heaven on your lips it’s hell on your hips?
Ever ordered a large double cheese pizza with everything on it and ate the whole pie all by your lonesome?
Ever had a hunger level of 1, but ate like you had a hunger level of 10, then looked at the scale and said to yourself where did those extra 10 pounds come from?
If you answered YES (I know I have) to any of the above, then you suffer from Unconscious Eating Syndrome. It seems that most people in “well-developed” countries suffer from this affliction. Self-control becomes dormant when we see fatty delicious food and our minds zone out while our lips zone into eating. As a result, many of us have become “over-developed” as well. What to do?
Next time you see “deliciously bad food” ask yourself if you really need it or do you just REALLY WANT IT. Actually, that question is something we should all ask ourselves in various “compromising situations.” It’s like a guy or gal “hooking up with a MISTAKE.” They should have just asked themselves if they really needed it or did they just really wanted it. Wait … I just went off on a tangent … I was talking about food NOT SEX!
Oh well, in the end it’s all about the excess of appetite … many could do with a little self-control–especially ME.
“Everyone admits that self-control is mastery over pleasures and desires …” Plato
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