CHAPTER 2: THE WAY YOU THINK ABOUT FOOD
The most crucial thing that you need to keep your health and fitness program alive – even more crucial than an instructor or a doctor – is your own motive. You have to be determined to scrutinize the situation. So, you’re overweight and are looking at casting off a few pounds.
No gym instructor from anyplace in the world will help you if you don’t take adequate measures to have the right diet and to stick to your routine exercise. Even if you’re sick and are looking at treatment, no physician will help if you aren’t determined in following the treatment platform, whether it’s taking the medication at the correct time or abstaining from some foods.
We have strayed horribly with our eating habits thus far. Unless we take stock of the state of affairs and take matters in our own hands, matters are not going to get better.
The number 1 thing is awareness. We have to learn what foods are correct for us and what are not. We have to go back to training and comprehend what the nutrients are that your body truly wants and in what amount.
Then we have to build a dietary regimen for ourselves and our loved ones so that we eat healthier. We have to cut down on all the foods that are adverse – the sugars, the fats, the carbohydrates, we don’t truly want them – and incorporate foods that may boost our health.
This does sound too preachy, I understand. But that’s the only reprieve we have got. If we continue munching on Oreos, we’re never going to get better. But there’s hope. Hope lies in the fact that there are a lot of foods out there that are simply as tasty as those awful junk foods but we don’t yet know about them.
These are the foods that we don’t know about yet, we likely don’t care for them or as we don’t know how to fix them, but a healthy cookbook may help you in understanding assorted interesting ways to healthy cooking. Even with the same sort of diet you eat, you are able to conjure up some really delicious healthy dishes. Yes, it’s all very much possible. You are able to modify your eating habits to a big extent, while at the same time attending to your palate.
The fact is that the weight loss industry is responsible in a significant way towards this downfall of the developed human race. They must keep selling their Atkins’s and Jenny Craigs and Zones and Medi-fast and for that reason the media never tells you how we may take things in your own hands.
They show us glitzy before-after pictures of a person with a foot-long sub and then the same guy with 6 pack abs and tell us that the diet made that possible. However, the fact is, if we were to get our head together, we may very easily do that too, without having to spend 1000s of dollars on those diets. And what do we have to do?
2 general things: –
Control what we consume. Indulge in physical exertion. Now, is that too much to accomplish? Don’t we owe that to our body that has served us so well all these years? Don’t we owe that to ourselves and our loved ones?