When I am enjoying a yummy meal, I often end up over eating. But, soon after finishing I feel a bit miserable. Let’s analyse this further. A good meal takes about 30 to 45 minutes to eat. The over eating part takes about 5 to 10 or 30 minutes longer and yes, it gives us tremendous pleasure during this time. However, let’s see in how many ways we lose opportunity to generate some effective time.
- Healthy food gives me good energy for next couple of hours. Over eating keeps me lethargic and unfocused for the same period. During this period I can be more productive, thus generating free time and also I feel generally happier.
- The habit of not over eating results in better immune system, falling sick less often, reduced chance of developing diseases. In general likely to keep me healthier more often – again equivalent to increased ‘effective time’.
- Being healthier also means less visits to Dr’s office. That time is clearly a waste.
- It is conceivable that all this will also result in slight increase in life expectancy – so more ‘effective time’.
Do you still want to over eat!