Can Gluttony Set You Free?

Indulging in Purposeful Passion or Good Food Can Help You Grow and Even Be Healthier

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On the question of excess—of too much food, drink, or anything else—poet William Blake wrote, “You never know what is enough until you know what is more than enough.”

This bit of wisdom from Blake’s The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1790) gets at how tricky it can be to measure how much is too much—to know when the glass is full and set to overflow.

In modern America, one need not look hard for signs of excess. Everything is big here, from our cars to the portions of our meals. …

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