Psalm 78

“They ate till they were sated.” (78:29)

A weight loss diet should be simple. We ought to eat until we are satisfied and then stop. For the vast majority of us, our bodies tell us when we have eaten enough. Our problem is that we are not listening. Or we don’t want to listen, because the stimulation of taste, smell, and texture gives us so much pleasure that we shut down the internal voice yelling ‘Stop!’ and take another bite, another helping, and more dessert. The solution is simple and infinitely difficult. Practice active listening, both external, to loved ones, friends, and co-workers, and internal, to your own body.

2 thoughts on “Psalm 78

  1. Hey Rabbi, go on a plant based diet and you will be a lot healthier. You still have to watch the quantity of food but it is a lot easier to do so when you give up meat, fish, dairy, and eggs. Just saying’. For your reading assignment, read “How Not To Die” by Michael Greger, MD.


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