Festive Gluttony – What Should You Do?
December 23, 2016 (No Comments) by theSharpeUser

Binge at christmas

The Christmas period, or commonly known to those of us who enjoy binging on whatever food is available at your own home, your grandmother’s home or any of the neighbours’ homes as the ‘silly season’, is notorious for exactly that; binging.

Now, We’re not talking about binging in the way that you used to binge drink as a 15/16 year old. Sitting out in a cold local park all wrapped up but still slowly getting frostbite but thinking it’s worth it because someone has nicked a few cans or bottles from their house, or then again, maybe you didn’t do that. Neither did any of us! In this case binging refers to excessive over eating and what it does to us. Should we embrace it or should it be condemned to stop people being greedy?

EMBRACE IT. Read any health and fitness magazine these days and there is nothing that won’t kill you eventually. I think we’ve hit a phase in humanity where we should be entitled to two weeks where we can go all out just for the sake of it.

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Let us give you a small history lesson on the greed of Christmas. While we are all pushed into thinking that Christmas is a time of giving and a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, only half of that is correct. It IS a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ but the manner in which it was set as the date is all about greed and a time of taking. The end of December was traditionally a time when a major pagan festival was celebrated but the new Christians decided to overshadow this by celebrating the birth of Jesus at the same time.

Greed has been alive and well in Christmas since day one, so why shouldn’t we get involved in it too?

So when you’re sitting in your living room on Christmas morning, tear into the presents. When you’re sitting at the table on Christmas afternoon and see that last roast potato in the tray, get there before anyone else does. And when you’re sitting around the fire on Christmas evening and you’re debating whether or not you should have that next bottle of beer, mince pie or chocolate, I say go for it.

Christmas is a time of greed and there’s nothing we are better at in the 21st century.

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Festive Gluttony – What Should You Do?
December 23, 2016 (No Comments) by theSharpeUser

Binge at christmas

The Christmas period, or commonly known to those of us who enjoy binging on whatever food is available at your own home, your grandmother’s home or any of the neighbours’ homes as the ‘silly season’, is notorious for exactly that; binging.

Now, We’re not talking about binging in the way that you used to binge drink as a 15/16 year old. Sitting out in a cold local park all wrapped up but still slowly getting frostbite but thinking it’s worth it because someone has nicked a few cans or bottles from their house, or then again, maybe you didn’t do that. Neither did any of us! In this case binging refers to excessive over eating and what it does to us. Should we embrace it or should it be condemned to stop people being greedy?

EMBRACE IT. Read any health and fitness magazine these days and there is nothing that won’t kill you eventually. I think we’ve hit a phase in humanity where we should be entitled to two weeks where we can go all out just for the sake of it.

christmas-binge-eating

Let us give you a small history lesson on the greed of Christmas. While we are all pushed into thinking that Christmas is a time of giving and a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, only half of that is correct. It IS a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ but the manner in which it was set as the date is all about greed and a time of taking. The end of December was traditionally a time when a major pagan festival was celebrated but the new Christians decided to overshadow this by celebrating the birth of Jesus at the same time.

Greed has been alive and well in Christmas since day one, so why shouldn’t we get involved in it too?

So when you’re sitting in your living room on Christmas morning, tear into the presents. When you’re sitting at the table on Christmas afternoon and see that last roast potato in the tray, get there before anyone else does. And when you’re sitting around the fire on Christmas evening and you’re debating whether or not you should have that next bottle of beer, mince pie or chocolate, I say go for it.

Christmas is a time of greed and there’s nothing we are better at in the 21st century.

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