Force Feeding

Yoda: Yes, a Jedi’s strength flows from the Force. But beware of the dark side. Anger, fear, aggression; the dark side of the Force are they. Easily they flow, quick to join you in a fight. If once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will, as it did Obi-Wan’s apprentice.
Luke: Vader… Is the dark side stronger?
Yoda: No, no, no. Quicker, easier, more seductive.
Luke: But how am I to know the good side from the bad?
Yoda: You will know… when you are calm, at peace, passive. A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack.

I thought about that today after I had pizza for the first time in three months. The dark side is junk food, and the light side is healthy food. Truly, the dark side is more seductive. Always tempting. Being a good food jedi is a difficult but worthy struggle.

7 Replies to “Force Feeding”

  1. You have come far young Jedi. Although an occasional chocolate or slice of pizza (whole wheat, veggie!) can be a pleasant part of a healthy diet. You just need to view it all in a holestic way. Diet is not a weight reduction word! Diet encompasses all you eat and how you live.

    Keep it up buddy, as I’m one that walked the dark side and paid a terrible price [INSERT Vader breathing noise]

  2. I always believed that the healthiest diets were varied and moderate. The amount consumed seems to have as much to do with your health as what is consumed. No food is truly bad for you if eaten in moderation, and a varied diet leads to better health and strength. That said, if I ever start thinking of food in terms of dark and light sides of the force (except perhaps chocolate), I’d know I was obsessing about my diet.

  3. Beware the dark side of food… it is seductive but requires you to buy bigger pants.

  4. But you’re sort of obsessing negatively. You often refer to your new healthy diet as annoying, since it keeps you from eating all the unhealthy foods at the quantities in which you used to eat it.

    I can’t recall a single post in which you talk about your new diet that you haven’t complained about it in some way.

    If you are happy with the new diet and the weightloss (which you very well might be) it’s not very evident.

    If you’re truly unhappy with your new diet, maybe you should find some happy medium, where you’re a little chunkier (but not excessively so), but a lot happier with how you conduct yourself foodwise.

    And the other question is … are you doing this for yourself? Or are you doing it to increase your dating potential? You really have to be doing it for yourself in the end.

    (My two cents. The above is not to be taken as a criticism in any shape of form. Just find a way to be happy with your diet and yourself.)

  5. If you exercise often you can get away with eating a lot more calories. I’d rather die early then not eat good tasting food. I’m a skinny bastard.

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