Saturday, 8 September 2012
I have found out, like religion, diet is a touchy subject. Everyone has their opinion on what they believe is reasonable and what is deemed as absurd. In many social events, you would find people who adhere to strict diet having to explain their choices of food while those who don't become defensive of their own choices too. And it seemed like one person is trying to judge another. But at the end of the day, what everyone is trying to find, is a sort of acceptance without prejudice. Now, I'm not talking about people who are in the middle who are conflicting with what they know is the right thing to do and what their tongue is still finding difficult to give up. Because at the end of the day, the battle between us and the food choices we make lies with the tongue.
I believe in good health. I believe that people should take diet as a necessity. True, it is an expensive venture but so are other things, clothes, cars, houses and even some unhealthy foods. You need life and good health to enjoy all those things anyway. So which should take priority amongst these?. What you would find more expensive, are the hospital bills to sort out any health-related issues. Would it be much easier if you hear it from the doctor's mouth instead? Believe me, I have seen people with obdurate hearts who had vowed that they can never let go of certain foods, transform to religious leave-eating mammals because they have been given a second chance to life.
A lot of times, when people hear the word 'DIET', what springs to mind is skinny and impossibility, particularly if your body has stored up a lot of fat in all parts of your body and not just in the wrong places. But the fact of the matter is, it is not only people with fat who need to change their diet, you might be very skinny and not healthy. So health is the main reason why diet is necessary. With more exercises, you can achieve good health and maintain a good weight.
When you maintain a healthy diet, you might not necessary loose weight, but you would be loosing a lot of fat, and if your body is composed of a lot of fat, then when you loose it, there is bound to be a lot of weight loss as well. But tell me anyone who doesn't feel good about loosing a bit of weight. A lot of times, we find words to shield us and fade off any form of reference to our weight as a defense mechanism, even though we know deep down that we don't feel good about it. And please, cut the cultural myth about Africans liking fat frames, you'll find out you are the still the only one on that boat. A lot of people are making changes to maintain a healthy lifestyles, unless you have decided to go on a suicide path of irresponsibility to the point where your body would be overtaken by any form of health risk such as heart attack, diabetes, stroke, cancer, hypertension, high cholesterol, obesity etc.
I know it sounds a bit harsh but its the home truth. Why don't you start with little changes first and see the huge difference that would make. Stick to what works for you, whether it is low-carbs diet, or no-carbs or both carbs with a lot of fruits and gym, just do something that brings an inner joy and newer you!