As a person who can never seem to be satisfied with the information and knowledge I have I am constantly looking up new things to try, or new approaches for old things I have tried.
So today I was looking through a magazine and I found a picture of a raisin (ew) but the caption read, ‘try the raisin experiment’.
Who doesn’t like experimenting?
The basis of this ‘Raisin Experiment’ is to learn how to appreciate the food you eat. The rules go,
Not only did I discover this interesting experiment but I also discovered why I got low marks in science when I was in school! Because instead of using a raisin I used a piece of low carb chocolate. Which by the way; a lot easier to appreciate then a raisin.
What I found interesting about this experiment was the reaction my body had through all the steps.
Looking at the chocolate I could feel excitement building.
Touching the chocolate I felt anticipation creeping in as it was smooth and ready to melt.
Smelling the chocolate was the most interesting sensation because my mouth started to water, my heart was beating faster, and I became jittery.
Tasting the chocolate was of course the best part as all the anticipation, excitement, and eagerness was met, but what really stuck me was that I missed the longing of the chocolate. Sure eating it was fun and delicious but in all honesty I wanted that desperation back, it was like the hunt, the chase, the ability to look but don’t touch was better than actually satisfying the hunger.
I guess it’s almost like when you meet a famous person; you built this idea of them in your head but when you meet them, it’s still fantastic, but the full expectation wasn’t met. They didn’t sweep you off your feet, whisk you away to a private island, and devote their entire life to you. Instead they were polite and lovely, just like you would hope any idol would treat a fan and then it was over. You’re still happy it happened but something in the back of your mind says, “gee, I think I could've gone a while longer with my fantasy”.
Same thing applies to this ‘Raisin Experiment’. I actually quite enjoyed it though as I really did appreciate the chocolate for everything that it is worth instead of scarfing it down in a millisecond.
I think everyone should try this as it gives more meaning to the food you are consuming, almost as if you are giving it respect just like I did with the chocolate, (in a sensei voice) “I can only have one of you and you are the one I chose”. That way it’s a love story and not a quick bang.
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