Desire or pleasure: what’s keeping you from reaching your health goals?

question, frage

Do you choose out of desire

or for pleasure?

What is the difference?


But more importantly perhaps, or perhaps the bigger question:


Do you actually take pleasure

from what you desire? 

Desire versus pleasure

A quick dash to the vending machine to grab that much „needed“ candy bar or bag of potato chips, your dessert after dinner, that extra scoop of ice cream or extra large serving of fries at the take out diner has actually a lot more to do with desire than with pleasure.

What is the difference between the two?


  • strong feeling of wanting to have something or wishing for something to happen
  • conscious impulse toward something that promises enjoyment or satisfaction in its attainment


  • feeling of happy satisfaction and enjoyment
  • to derive enjoyment from something


We often want more than we actually like.

Wanting an extra cookie, for example, is not the same as liking it or as getting true satisfaction from it. We think we do, but do we really?

Think about it,

do you truly, and I mean TRULY, like, enjoy and take pleasure and satisfaction out of that extra cookie?


Do you even eat is slowly enough to allow for all flavors to develop before swallowing it or do you bite and swallow it within seconds?

Think before you choose!


On the subject of desire versus pleasure, you might appreciate the video: pick versus choose. It does influence our health & weight.

Other articles that might be of interest to you:

Just do it? Make the Nike slogan work for you

5 ways to start your day happy, centered, stress-free, and feeling in control



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