We must eat to live and not live to eat. We must control the stomach and not the stomach control us.
The secret is to… leave every meal still feeling a slight hunger; to avoid food which provokes pleasure and choose food that frees you from this trap.
Monks do not choose the food they will eat. Only the monk who serves as chef knows.
The photo depicts a monk in the Refectory at Vatopedi Monastery arranging the daily meal