“Whoever loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and olive oil will never be rich.”Proverbs 21:17 NIV
“Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things.”Philippians 3:19 NIV
If a man should transgress moderation, the things which give the greatest delight would become the things which give the least.Epictetus
Choose rather to punish your appetites than to be punished through them.Epictetus
KNOW THIS: All pleasure chasing inevitably ends in pain.
If you seek pleasure in food, you will overeat, sap your energy and get fat.
The easiest way to lose weight is to lose your interest in food.
Treating food as a source of nutrition as opposed to a source of joy will have a dramatic impact on your life.
This doesn’t mean you’re now allowed to experience pleasure while eating food — just don’t seek your pleasure in food. You absolutely should enjoy every bite. Just make sure to not abuse the pleasures of food or it will become an unhealthy addiction.
Seek pleasure in the real gifts of life — loving relationships, nature, solitude, new experiences, etc.
Junk food is so normalized that eating real food is called “dieting” –@TheJackBly