Okay so I've been looking up the Seven deadly sins and have found gluttony, the idea of overeating as a sin, on Wikipedia.They were divided into subcategories for simplicity by St. Thomas Aquinas.
Praepropere - eating too soon. Okay this one is easy to solve, as there's no eating to soon - breakfast, lunch and dinner don't exist.
Laute - eating too expensively. How expensively or cheaply must we eat, if it furthers the quality of our food, thus improving our life then why not eat expensively.
Nimis - eating too much. This obviously doesn't happen when the carbs and sugar demons are phased out. So we have to satiate ourselves on good wholesome food.
Ardenter - eating too eagerly (burningly) A nice steak at the end of a day hunting for clients. Why can one not be in eagerness to enjoy a steak courtesy of his local supermarket?
Studiose - eating too daintily (keenly). Eagerness and daintiness are surely the same thing?
Forente - eating wildly (boringly). Hmmm. Does this mean eating anything in site? Possibly non-existent without the sugar monster?
What does everyone else think? Seems like a random post? I don't know, but it mildly interested me and it definitely got me thinking.
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on May 11, 2011
at 03:10 PM
Eating to satisfy something besides nourishment.
on March 30, 2011
at 01:17 PM
Studiose - eating too daintily (keenly). Eagerness and daintiness are surely the same thing? Forente - eating wildly (boringly). Hmmm. Does this mean eating anything in site? Possibly non-existent without the sugar monster?
I think Studiose refers to picky eaters, but I may be wrong--I never got to study Latin.
Forente refers to foraging, even "urban foraging" or dumpster-diving.
on March 27, 2011
at 07:46 PM
Gluttony to me means eating to my fill when I am aware that there are others going hungry
on March 27, 2011
at 12:25 AM
Love this question. I always imagine paleolithic man gorging after a kill. After all, the food would go bad, and they didn't know when the next meal was coming. In this present day era of abundance, I think most still have this instinct to gorge, but social and cultural strictures hold us back--including religious proscriptions.
on March 26, 2011
at 11:59 PM
Modern gluttony to me means eating past satiation and/or eating bad foods only for pleasure.
on March 26, 2011
at 09:10 PM
Praepropere - I agree.
Laute - I sometimes spend a bit too much on steak. Especially towards the end of the month when I'm short on funds...doesn't make much sense. I could buy cheaper cuts / a different meat for less and still get the same benefits.
Nimis - I can still binge on paleo foods. Give me 700g of steak and I will eat it. I will eat a 12 egg omelette if it is prepared for me or I will eat tablespoon after tablespoon of coconut oil. I definitely think my satiety gauge is broken. This is probably because of my previous eating habits.
Ardenter - I definitely eat too 'eagerly'. Food has become a bit of a horrible thing for me recently in that I am spending way too much time thinking about it, and as a result when I do eat I tend to eat very quickly.
Studiose - Daintily, to me, means something along the lines of 'delicately'. I definitely do not eat delicately.
Forente - If I'm having a bad day and there are cupcakes or muffins in the office then I will find it difficult to resist. I guess this is kind of what you mean...
Yeah, bit of a random post but interesting to read about nonetheless. As lalabomba posted, generally if gluttony is completely paleo-focused then I think it is self-limiting for most people and won't mean overindulgence. Unfortunately I am just broken so I have to be mindful of what and how I eat.