We’ve all heard ’you are what you eat’, and nothing could be farther from the truth. At the same time our nutritional habits, i.e. the ’way we eat’ are equally important.
Developing good dietary habits should begin as early in life as possible, so that they become our lifestyle. Once it’s your lifestyle sticking to it is not a challenging task.
Ask yourself these few basic questions:
1. WHO is eating?
We alone are responsible for our well being. So we need to develop our sense of what diet is best for us. Our body knows and tells us when we are eating something unsuitable. So coming under family pressure or restrictions because others around us are eating or not eating a certain food(s), does not mean we have to follow suit. For example, if you feel bloated and heavy after a greasy fat and meat loaded meal your mum cooks every day; you need to make alternative food choices.
2. WHAT are you eating?
The best approach is to eat balanced meals, with loads of fresh, seasonal and local vegetables and fruits, whole grains, nuts and seeds. Dairy, eggs and meat are personal choices which should be consumed in moderation.
3. WHEN and WHY are you eating?
Do you eat when you are hungry or when the clock says so? Are you eating late at night? Do you eat just because you are out with friends, or because food is available? Do you eat when you are lonely, frustrated, emotionally upset or even happy? Are you eating to reward yourself?
We need to eat only when we are hungry, it’s that simple.
4. WHERE are you eating?
Do you eat in front of a T.V, a computer screen or even while reading a book? Eating in a couple of designated spaces, free of these ’techno-traps’ is essential so you enjoy the taste, texture, aroma of your meal. Plus, the mind is focussed on eating and tells you when to stop, so you don’t end up overeating.
5. HOW are you eating?
Eating slowly and thoroughly chewing your food is critical as food digestion begins in the mouth. Eating in a rush or when emotionally charged negatively influence our digestive system and most likely leads to overeating.
Eating right is not rocket science. All we need to do it listen to the needs of our bodies, be disciplined and adapt to the local, seasonal foods available, and you are on the right track!
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