Pleasure, pain and the BIG O connection …

When it comes to pleasure and pain, your heart has a tough time connecting with your head. When your dog is crippled with joint problems and needs to be put to sleep, your heart finds it near impossible to release the grief, even though your intellect tells you that what you’re doing is a noble and loving deed.

It’s the same with food. Some of us, too many of us according to stats, eat and regret. Obesity is too common. While our intellect tells us that overeating is not healthy for us, we continue to do so. We eat more than our body needs, and then we regret it. Why?

According to the numbers in your Life Profile, we over indulge for different reasons. If you have an over supply of emotional or feeling numbers, eating that bar of chocolate makes you feel better. It soothes you, the taste is pleasurable – well, for a short while anyway, and then the very same emotions that seduced you, turn on you and make you feel guilty.

Bare in mind, you can also be seduced by powerful numbers, but when these kick in, it’s more about making you feel that you are in control. And so you approach that chocolate bar with a powerful ease, you tell yourself it’s not a problem, because you’re in control and can stop any time you want to, but you don’t want to stop right now, and that’s OK.

The next time you’re seduced by your favourite food, be aware of what’s at play. Ask the question that could change your life – What’s pushing you closer to that chocolate bar or that hamburger – is it your emotional numbers or your control numbers?


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  1. Natasha P.
    May 16, 2013 at 7:56 am

    Hi Anna B,
    I found this article very interesting 🙂 and this is something I have a lot of trouble with, esp in my high stress role. I’ll try to ask myself what you sugested the next time I go for some choccies 🙂

    • June 12, 2013 at 2:17 pm

      Thanks for your comment Natasha. I’ll look forward to hearing more from you on this topic as you self research.