Saturday, 1 November 2014

Civilizing Rituals.

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Why are we all so fat in the Anglosphere?

Italian food is said to be fattening and yet we rarely see fat Italians. This is because food has a social role.

The family eat home cooked food together and talk at the table. This slows down the eating and makes the eater more aware of what they are putting in their mouths.

The more one enjoys food the less one eats- or so I have always found.

Setting apart one part of the day for eating reminds us that we have eaten and makes us less likely to carelessly stuff things in our mouths through the day.

The gentleman lives his life according to civilising rituals. Many of these involve food. If this is done correctly the is result is weight loss and a more social way of life.

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