April 6, 2014 · 2:30 PM
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For our second meetup, we'll be watching and discussing "The Pleasure Trap," which is an engaging conference presentation by vegan psychologist Doug Lisle. The presentation flows well from our discussion during the first meetup (and if you weren't there, we can fill you in) , talking about WHY some people have so much trouble moving away from rich and unhealthy foods and how a low fat vegan diet can re-set our "pleasure sensors" and so improve people's health in a myriad of ways. For those of us who are already vegan and need no convincing, his discussion of the addictive aspects of food is very interesting (he was previously an addiction psychologist) and helps provide insights into WHY some people have trouble changing entrenched habit patterns and adopting a vegan diet (and so help us to be optimally compassionate and understanding in our discussions and contemplations of the subject).
This month, we are meeting in a room that does not allow food. After the meetup, if anyone is interested, we can grab some tea or a snack at Infini-T cafe, which serves vegan food as well as a mean Moroccan Mint Tea (among others).
Next month, we'll be discussing the book previously assigned for this meetup date, Sherry Colb's "Mind if I Order the Cheeseburger?"
Hope to see you on April 6th!