Saturday, July 19, 2008
Does our life revolve around food?
Do we live to eat or eat to live? Everywhere you look from commercials, to ads to billboards you can't escape food! I understand food is a basic neccessity in life, but we are overly consumed by it. You can't drive within a mile radius without running into some fast food restaurant. You can't watch television without a mouth-watering commercial advertising some new dish at a restaurant. If you think about it, food takes up a lot of our time. When you wake in the morning and get dressed, what's one of the first things you think of? Food! The questions run rampant in our minds. What am I going to eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner? This is a daily routine of how we think. I am no better! I have attempted time and time again to do a liquid cleanse. However, it never fails I break down and eat something. Why?!!! Because I'm programmed to always want something in my mouth to eat. No wonder Americans are leading in obesity and falling behind in exercising. It's not only that we're overeating, but the food choices are unhealthy. Fried, greasy, high calorie, high carbohydrate food is going into our overweight, unhealthy, high cholesterol, high blood pressure bodies. What can we do to change? I think educating ourselves on the importance of healthy eating and knowing the long term effects of unhealthy eating. Also, just looking at the statistics of people dying before their time from a myriad of health diseases. There are so many illnesses and diseases that people are dying from at high rates. We have to get ourselves in order before it's too late. We have to realize our body is a temple and we should take great care of it and be thoughtful on what we put into our bodies. Make a change today!