The very act of eating food now has its own set of dilemmas. Every single thing that you like to eat seems to have some sort of negative impact on your health, be it cholesterol, fat, sugar, etc. But when you’re trying to measure calories instead of trying to eat food, you take away a very basic aspect of the act of eating – enjoyment! This article is about a few ways that you can eat whatever you like and stay healthy still.
Exercising seems to be an obvious enough option. Every gym in the world has shouted itself hoarse on your TVs, newspapers, radios, etc. trying to scare you into dropping everything and hitting the gym straight away. While you do need to realize that your action (binging on food) does have a reaction (excess, ‘unwanted stuff’ in your body that you need to get rid of – you get the drift), it doesn’t have to be resolved in a gym. A gym is an expensive and occasionally claustrophobic experience that is rather unnecessary. Instead, why don’t you go for a walk/jog instead? Biking can be an option too, but needs some basic precautions. Most importantly, do something intensive every day, and don’t give up the moment you feel tired!
2. Have meals at regular intervals.
Your body relies more on habit than you’d think. The urge to munch something every now and then might make you do away with your hunger just then, but your body needs to get used to times when it gets ‘nourished’. This will give it time to actually digest your food intake.
3. Breakfast like a king, dinner like a pauper… no, seriously!
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It recharges your body from the longest stretch you’ll spend without food or drink – sleep. Skipping breakfast is a really bad idea since you’ll not have enough energy to last till lunch. Dinner, on the other hand, is a time when you feel that you’ve got the most time on your hands, and hence, it tends to be the heaviest meal for you (most people, in fact). But the ‘sleep’ factor sets in again. Your body will be ABSOLUTELY passive for the stretch of time through which you sleep. The point being, do try to keep the ‘fatty’ and ‘sugary’ food for some other time. If you don’t, insulin resistance and weight gain beckon.
4. Try yoga!
Once considered an ‘exotic’ pastime, with bearded gurus thrown in for good measure, yoga has come a long way since. Plenty of celebrities consider it a way of life, and they probably are right. Yoga is said to improve your metabolism and reduce stress too! If done correctly, the benefits can be greater than even an intensive spell of swimming. Moreover, you can stay in the comforts of your home, and do it at a time that suits you! There are plenty of yoga videos that you can get online or purchase. Better still, do some research and join a yoga class, where you can be taught by experts.
The very idea of knowing that you can eat what you want represents a kind of freedom that few people have in today’s world. But it comes with a rider – moderation is quintessential. You need to remember that too much of anything is harmful and that includes food. If you do, then you really can have anything you like and stay healthy too!
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