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In a Year's Time.....

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Almost a year ago to the date, our weight watcher meeting was on Hedonic Hunger. Our leader Sherry made the comment that she couldn't wait to see what I would write about our meeting.

To be frank, I wasn't going to write anything. I wrote BLINDED BY SCIENCE a year ago dealing with Hedonic Hunger. What more could I say?

I thought about that....for the longest time. I remember just questioning these so called scientists that came up with Hedonic Hunger. I didn't think they were for real.....or if they were.......what a scam to come up with more explanations to rationalize the foodie society we have become and make a profit in doing so. I wondered if a grad student was writing a thesis for his school.

Hedonic Hunger is for real. It comes from the word of DELIGHT. Hedonic origins goes as far back to ancient Egypt with their bountiful feasts.

I totally understand Hedonic Hunger......where it comes from....what it does....the cause and effect syndrome....and the CONDITIONING.

I actually think of Pavlov's dog/bell experiment when I think of this subject matter.

For us...it may have started as babies...we cried...parents came in...fed us. We fall down and we get rewarded with a cookie stating that it is alright....everything will be alright with our food treats. Hedonic Hunger takes on many forms.....when we are bored...sad....celebrating...e
tc.


As I sat in our meeting.....I felt rather ........

reflective.........


I DO recognize its existence......I DO. It is a reality that exists.......


and I felt ......humbled......and sober.



I think what bothered me was the realization ....that healthy habits.......weight loss....balance......nutrition
....fitness.......IS SO VAST.......that it takes YEARS to FULLY COMPREHEND the WHYS...HOWS.....SUGGESTIONS...
BALANCE....LEARNING of ONESELF....that a few meetings ...are NOT enough.


It is a balancing act we must learn for ourselves with many trails and error.

THE THEORY/REALITY of HEDONIC HUNGER does NOT give us the excuse to continue forth with excessive pleasure......but to be recognized....and dealt with....and to keep at bay that is comfortable to oneself.

I am not always one for the theroms of life...but the solutions......

As I sit here typing this....I am lost in thought.

I have attended many meetings these last three years. I am NOT your stellar role model for weight watchers in a sense that it HAS taken me so long to get where I am now. In the PUREST sense.....I have learned...I am learning..........

and....I feel sad for those ...that haven't stayed around LONG enough to experience this novelty......the awe......the awareness....the tools ......


and THAT is also HEDONIC HUNGER ....with the PLEASURE of .......grasping the concept of peace of balance......without the food concept.

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