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Old 04-01-2014, 03:15 PM   #47
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Some people are like that. My grandmother would tell "food stories" as often as anybody would let her. She'd talk about how she had a lovely lunch at a bridge game with her friends, and food items x,y, and z were served and how item x just melted in her mouth and she had to ask for the recipe. Food is a pleasure for many people, just like sports, exercise, drawing, or meditation. Pleasures require skill- you have to be able to discern what will make you feel the most pleasure from that activity. If you go for a hike in the mountains and don't know what you are doing, get lost, bug-bitten, and dehydrated then it will not be pleasurable. It's the same with food. You have to know which foods are the most pleasurable to you and to eat them in a way to makes you feel good. Eating a bunch of McDonald's cheeseburgers in your car is a wholly different experience than sitting down and savoring each bite of a really good gourmet burger. Certainly if eating a certain food makes you lose control then don't do it- that's not a pleasurable experience at all.

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