Gluttony tempts us in 5 ways: To seek food that is too much, too fancy, too expensive, to eat at improper/excessive times, or in hasty manner, or in a manner lacking manners & social consideration.
The 5 daughters of gluttony: Dullness of mind (whereas abstinence sharpens wits), unseemly joy (the appetites get disordered), idle talk, scurrilous behaviour (because reason is dulled and bad behaviour follows), bodily uncleanness.
Have I eaten more than I need? To how serious an extent?
Have I sought food with undue concentration?
Have I eaten with undue haste and lack of consideration of others?
Have I neglected the food needs of others at the table, or of my roommate? (e.g. do I always take the last cookie)
Have I spent undue amounts of money of food?
Reproduced under fair use from "Examination of Conscience for Students" by Fr. Dylan James, http://dedicated.focusonline.org
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