Think of the expression "I've died and gone to heaven!" It is always in response to something that has stimulated the senses. Touch, smell, sound, sight and of course taste - the senses that lead us to have pleasure in people, places and things . Things that cause many to utter this phrase are usually edible.
A guest at a party came up to me with a piece of cake and said "When I die and go to Heaven, St Peter will greet me and he will hand me a piece of this cake." At that time I replied "If it is Heaven, he will offer the whole cake." Later on, I thought "He can offer the whole cake but because it is heaven, one slice will be enough."
That was six years ago. Now I think if I am graced with an afterlife that includes a heavenly reward, I certainly hope my senses will be gratified with the sight and touch of loved ones and the embrace of my Creator. I hope I will not be looking for a piece of anything edible. I expect more from death then food.
The French call orgasm the "little death." While their meaning may be different than I see it, I take 'the little death' to mean 'a pleasure so encompassing that when it ends the body responds as in the physical submission of a being in the act of dying.' Think of that feeling at the end of an orgasm: that total surrender and release. . . . that brief moment when we are completely spent and the body relaxes. Perhaps in death there is that same one brief moment of complete and total surrender and peace. Do I feel that when I bite into things like Death by Chocolate, Killer Cake, or anything else proclaimed as "to Die For?"
I know I felt that Little Death feeling for a brief second as my mouth took in the first taste of whatever orgasmic food I was eating but oh how fleeting that feeling was. The rub here is there is no 'little death' with the second bite or with any other bite. The feeling is not even there long enough to last through swallowing the first bite. It is so brief that it cannot sate the lust for the food. So more and more is consumed yet there is no chance for being multi-orgasmic -try though this addict will! No matter what, it is all over in the first bite. I could never see that while in the food mentality but I know it when I am mentally clean and food sober.
Can any food be that good? Are there orgasmic cupcakes, pizza or cookies. (For the Seinfeld fans) is any frosting or icing "sponge(cake) worthy?" Is a food - any food that causes a reaction of orgasmic satisfaction - healthy for a food addict? I can only decide the answer for me. And for me, I have to say the answer seems to be a resounding no.
My food has been clean again for six days. I am grateful to be food sober physically, emotionally and spiritually. I thought of the topic of this post months ago but never finished it. It seemed like a good topic today. I am down 12 pounds in 6 days from the 32 pounds I put on between January 12th and January 22nd. Keeping the pounds off again is a beautiful feeling.
If you too believe that orgasmic foods are not healthy for you, how can we remind ourselves to pass up the orgasmic foods in the future?