Being healthy is not simply about exercising or working out. More than physical activity, we should also take a look into our eating habits. If you are like me, I tend to overdo it on one aspect and slack off in another. What I mean is, sometimes, I watch what I eat really conscientiously while not exercising at all. On the other hand, there are times when I engage in a lot of physical activity and yet do not watch what I eat – talk about imbalance. Yet what we are aiming for is an overall sense of well-being. That, of course, entails a balance in all aspects of health.
So why not sit back for a moment and ponder on your eating habits. When my trainer asked me about this, I was a bit wary. I love food, I can’t deny that. I love to cook and I love to eat what I cook. I even love eating out a lot. Yet I like what she said – do not deprive yourself. Deprivation will only lead to binges later on. Just check your habits, that is all you need. Eat when you are hungry and stop eating just right before you get full. That could mean eating 6 times a day!
Eat meat, sure! Just don’t eat to the point that you cannot breathe anymore. Snacking – no problem. Just make sure you get the nutrients your body needs from other foods. Moderation is the key here. Again, do not starve yourself, instead, happy eating!