Everyone gets hungry. Hunger drives us. Then we eat. But because we’ve been very hungry, we can eat a bit too much. The hunger is gone.
We become replete. We don’t see the need to hunt. And the need doesn’t appear to hunger strikes again.
Then we stir ourselves. We go on the hunt again.
But our bodies can be tired. Because of the hunger, they don’t have the strength and stamina to let us hunt well. And though we persist in the hunting, and make our kill, the hunger is excessive, and so is the feasting.
We are now overfed and torpid. And so we stay till the hunger comes again. At which time we rouse ourselves once more and resume the endless hunt.
And so it goes, on, and on, and on.
Then we discover the secret.
Eat enough, but not too much, enough to asuage the hunger but not completely satisfy it.
Then we organise our next hunt. And we are ready for it, fed, nourished, and rested. We hunt with ease and efficiency. Not only is the body strong and agile, but the mind is sharply focused. Then we repeat the process. Mind and body become accustomed to the process. They both thrive on the adequate but regular feeding, the sound nourishment, and the quality of rest.
In a short time we accumulate a bank of food and a life of order, rhythm, and competence.
We can now plan our eating, organise our hunting, and live efficiently and comfortably.
This huge change, what can be truly described as a transformation, comes about from one, clear, and definite decision: to not overindulge.