Kuchisabishii

Do you know the meaning of the title?

It’s a uniquely Japanese word that literally means- ‘Lonely Mouth’

In other words, it conveys that, you are not hungry, but still you eat, because your mouth is lonely.

Simply put it ‘you eat mindlessly’

We are experts in giving excuses /reasons

Don’t you agree with the fact that the majority of us eat/continue to eat / hog, even when there is no need?

And it is said that these days we are eating without any justification because of the corona pandemic.

People are giving pandemic excuses and telling us that it’s nothing but stress eating!

How true is this?

What did you notice in the above photograph?

If you notice, all the fishes are anxiously waiting for the food to be thrown at them.

Sadly whether the fish gets its food or not it keeps its mouth open (lonely mouth), since it doesn’t want to miss the great opportunity of food falling straight into its mouth!

There is a sea of difference between the lonely mouth of fish and that of ours!

What about the food being wasted by humans?

Less said better.

The things must start from the individual level.

An estimated 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted annually according to FAO.

And the irony is…

“1 billion people in the world are chronically hungry. 1 billion people are overweight”. Mark Bittman

Are you aware of B.E.D?

It’s a Binge eating disorder.

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏
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  10 comments for “Kuchisabishii

  1. April 22, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    I so agree with you! We eat too much and too often. I am guilty of this too.

    When the pandemic started, though, I decided to cook and exercise a lot more. I now make my own desserts (yoghurt is my favorite), quiches, and bread. I only use goat milk soap and shampoo (from a wonderful Canadian company in PEI) and pure honey from a local producer. The result is less waste, more money in my pocket, smaller portions, and a healthier lifestyle! I still need to cut on the snacking between meals, but I’m getting there.

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    • April 23, 2021 at 10:46 am

      Thank you so much Cendrine Marrouat.

      You are frank.

      True what you said..we eat too much, too often and love binging as if there is no tomorrow!

      And in the process we order excess of food from takeaways and don’t mind wasting the unutilized food and don’t mind throwing it in the dust bin, since there is no need for us to think of those hungry mouths, who can’t afford even one meal a day.

      Glad to note that you are making the best of food management with zero the food wastage at the same time maintaining a good health.

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  2. April 22, 2021 at 8:09 pm

    Thank you for the gift of this word, and all the thoughts attached to it.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. April 22, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    I think a lot of people would term it comfort eating!

    Liked by 3 people

  4. April 23, 2021 at 12:54 am

    Great post, what a strange thing.. Hunger need not be, there should be enough for us all, yet billionaires let the ego power rush to their heads..

    Liked by 1 person

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