Since when food has become a part of every social gathering? or a fun activity to do when there’s nothing else to do even if we’re not hungry? Yes, food is a necessity, only healthy food is.
A couple years ago, I met a friend who played a big shift in my life, a person who loved food and had no problem affording whatever he might crave. We used to hang out almost daily, go for a walk, have fun with other friends and must, at least once, dine out. If it’s not a big junk meal, then it’s a super sweet dessert that provides you with enough calories for a whole week. Back then, I liked that but I grew up to discover I’d spent so much money and time on eating only, not to mention the pounds I gained on my body. I realized that food is something we can’t have enough of nor we can live to try the very best of. It was a losing deal, it was unhealthy.
I started paying attention to my eating habits especially after I had my first medical problem caused %100 percent by bad eating habits. I began reading more about diseases and illnesses people suffer from at multiple ages due to their food and how they feed themselves all over those early years of their lives. I found out a pretty obvious fact that our bodies that we live in nurtures on what we provide them with, that these organs and system which work pretty impressively need a healthy and clean source of energy to sustain us for as long as we shall live. It is such an appealing truth that many if not most of us are ignorant of. I thought if I want to live happily and survive, I must invest in my body, my physical body and this investment is nothing but healthy food and habits.
It saddens me how much we spend money eating food only to spend even more treating and recovering from the consequences of this food. It takes time really to discover that whatever happens to us is only a result to something we’ve done.
It’s fun to have a cup of coffee with friends and more fun to eat a decent meal with them but why can’t this meal be healthy, prosperous and nurturing? If we care about our people, I think it takes more than a nice gesture or a kind word.
Cooking healthy food is such a great and interesting experience I’m still beginning to live. Using clean ingredients and fresh materials make you really wonder how people consume all the bad stuff at restaurants and leave such treasures behind, undiscovered. It saddens me when I stop at the grocery store and find desperate people of all ages buying all the unhealthy food only to complain even more later on when visiting the doctor again. It frustrates me to see how some people can’t confront themselves, say no, and stop this greed for more momentous fake gratification of food which once past the throat, vanishes into a dark, exhausted and sick body.
Unemployed now, I decided that I need to watch my expenses and spend less money on dinning out. I had a few rules and red lines about unhealthy food. However, it was a harder more than I thought decision to stick to the rules especially with lots of tempting menus and diverse cuisines here. I cheated, then cheated, then were told I’m thin and shouldn’t care as much, then cheated again. I’ve been trying for a couple days now to stop and declare an emergency. Today, was actually a big cheat day too; we made brownies for my partner’s event at church and guess what? I had so much sugar more than I had in the last 3 months. However, sitting down here, preaching about healthy lifestyle I feel guilty, a little too much and so I announce to you and I that I am going to commit to my healthy food habits again and forever.
P.S. The talk about “healthy” can’t stop so I’d like to write more about this in the near future and my experiences with healthy lifestyle.