Does eating bring us pleasure or pain…or both

In his book How to Be Compassionate, The Dalai Lama says:

“There are many discrepancies between the way things appear and the way they really are. Something that is impermanent can appear permanent. Also, sources of pain, such as overeating, sometimes first appear to be sources of pleasure, but in the end, they are not. They actually bring us trouble. Although we want happiness, in our ignorance we do not know how to achieve it; although we do not want pain, we misunderstand its workings, so we end up contributing to its causes.”

Need to digest this and create a plan to still get the pleasure from food but reduce the pain (indigestion, weight gain, blood pressure, cholesterol etc).  So if I really want those prawns in a garlic cream sauce how many hours exercise must I do, or should I just have a smaller portion, or can I make it as nice with a low fat cream……  Must I compromise on taste and texture and the glorious mouth feel of the creamy sauce with the moist fleshy prawn?  Perhaps exercise is the answer.

I just came across this post and had to share….

Healthy Monday: Humorist Jeff Kramer gets serious about his health

Have a healthy week – or not


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