Ayurveda, the oldest tradition of Science claims that you only need food that can be fit into two palms held together in order to sustain yourself. Trust me, the quantity is extremely less! If it indeed is true, over-indulgence is not enough to describe the life that has passed me by. The amount they describe is probably what most of us snack for tea time. Is it really possible to sustain on such less food with in fact, better health and vibrant energy? Are we abusing the system with excess?
Critics would retort - " Listen Sweetheart, not eating is not the solution. Are you putting on weight honey? Then, start exercising. That is how I lost 6 Kgs in 3 weeks! As long as you keep yourself in shape by being active , you really do not have to worry. And oh yes, avoid sweets, ghee, fried food and chocolates. "
Dear critics and so-called 'well-wishers', I just got one line for you - your words disgust me!
Eyeing life through the lens of social acceptability ("Thin is in") , aesthetics or culture pressure is one thing. I could eat spinach everyday for a month and lose 10 kgs. Why, I could even go for quick-fix liposuction. I will not agree with those who say the former is healthier than the latter. According to me, both are symbolic of objectification of the body, wherein you treat it like an accessory and fix it/ mould it. Getting suddenly concerned about your body when your weighing scale shows the red scale and taking it for granted when no crisis signs surface is a shallow way of seeing yourself and my post is not about it.
On the other hand, I want to explore the conditionings of my mind regarding food and limitations of the body. Is it really possible to win the obsessive - compulsion for eating ? You could keep delicious meat near a carnivore that is not hungry and be confident that it will not be touched. Human beings and creatures domesticated (read 'spoilt') by human beings are the only ones which eat when not hungry. How much food do we really need?
The point is not whether it matters or not... It is one thing to keep 'managing' life...it is totally another to experiment with unknown realms and unexplored ideas...alone and unguided... inspired only by the call of seeing the dawn of possibilities and the thrill of flirting with unpredictable and unconceivable experience :)