Yesterday was one of those perfect gastronomic days. For breakfast, there was all you can eat fruit and pastries. For lunch, some deliciously “low calorie” Greek baked spaghetti with garlic bread you see to the left. To top off the evening, a bone-in filet mignon, with baked potato with the works, blue cheese wedge salad, and a couple glasses of pinot noir from Napa Valley.
All told, I probably consumed some 5,500 calories worth of food! I didn’t feel incredibly sick to my stomach (OK, maybe a little bit!) because I made sure I played an hour and a half of tennis before dinner. It was actually a wonderful experience since I normally eat half as much. When I was in the cab ride home, I had an epiphany.
Perhaps the reason why there are so many large folks in America is because people purposefully gorge themselves in order to lose weight! Eating great food is such a wonderful pleasure that it’s irrational not to. It trumps any negative feels about packing on weight otherwise we wouldn’t let ourselves go. Furthermore, the reason why there are so many people in debt is because it’s just so rocking fun to spend money you don’t have! Finally, it feels great once you pay back that debt! Double pleasure going both ways is why there is such a correlation.