Food Basics

All about Your Food Basics

Food Basics
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People have varying attitudes toward food.  This is why some people are obese and some developed eating disorders.  Medically, being obese or having an eating disorder usually roots down to psychological reasons. 

How People See Food Affects Their Diet 

In general, however, eating is viewed in different ways.  Sometimes, it is seen as something that you have to do to survive.  There are those who see eating as a way to satisfy emptiness and indulge in eating binges.  There are those that have a perverted view of food.  Sadly, this last view usually results to life-threatening eating disorders. Your view would generally affect your choices as to what you prefer to eat and what tastes you fancy.  Depending on your attitude, you will have a conscious participation in choosing your food, or you will have laid-back attitude towards food and nutrition.  You would either seek for alternative forms of diet, or you would stick to what you have always been comfortable with. If you enjoy the taste of certain foods, regardless of its effects on your health, you would continue to savor and eat these particular foods, giving little consideration to their effects.  However, there are a handful of individuals who have become rather conscious about the repercussions of continuing with unhealthy diet. 

Rules on Food and Nutrition 

Unfortunately, health consciousness is not shared by everyone.  This is evident on the alarming number of obese individuals in the United States.  Losing weight is rather simple, eating fewer calories than what your body burn.  If you’re full, then stop eating. To make it simpler, here are some rules that you can take note of in order to achieve the right and proper diet for yourself and your family:

1.         Do not dump everything in your cart.  It doesn’t matter if you think you have everything when all you got are junk foods.  What should matter more is getting healthy foods.

2.         Pump your body with as much vitamins and minerals as you can.  This is very important in building body cells, creating energy and maintaining good health.

3.         Eat what you should eat, not what you want to eat.  You’d hear cases of overweight individuals with hypertension who would vehemently react to instructions on salt reduction, or a diabetic who would be dismayed about instructions to cut back on sweet intake. 

Remember, it’s the quality of what you eat, not the quantity of what you eat.  It is important that you eat only the amount that your body needs.  Do not overindulge.  Do not overeat.