Introduction And Background
Obesity has become a huge problem in many countries. There are actually programs being devised in one or two countries where it has been made compulsory on citizens to go to the gym if they are beyond a certain weight according to their ages. This is actually a good thing, where the government is being involved but then again, why the need for it to become involved in the first place? If we only took better care of our bodies and ate healthy food, it would never come to this. You should always eat what you need, not what you want.
Eating What We Want Leads Toâ€¦
Obesity. It is as simple as that. Of course we want to eat all the fatty foods that we do not need. We like to eat bags of chips and of course all the chocolates in the world. We like to go out for fast food and end up eating the big burgers with shakes and fries. We like to eat anything that is fried rather than take something that has been grilled or steamed. We like all the wrong things basically so by eating what we want, we are only messing with our health. It leads to so many problems later on which weâ€™ll discuss later in the article.
Eat What You Need
Eating what we need leads to an amazingly healthy lifestyle that one can simply swoon over. It will lead to a better body, a better skin, better weight and of course, better hair! For instance, we all know how important proteins are and we are all aware of the fact that they are the building blocks of life. We cannot skip them from our diet no matter what. Thus, it is best to eat protein enriched foods like meat, poultry, milk, beans and fish. There are so many high protein foods but of course, this is not what we like to eat now, is there? Fries do not have much protein in them; they are purely carbs and fats. That is what our inclination is and that is what we need to avoid. We should eat the foods that we need, not what we want.
Make A List
This will help your cause. You should make a list of the foods that you need to eat in order to live a healthy lifestyle. If you have a family, you should do it for them as well so that no one gets obese later on if they arenâ€™t already! You should add many food items to it but all of the items that you actually need. Then make a list of the foods that you want and add all the junk food and irrelevant items that we eat a lot. But on that list, you have to make a big cross. Put both the items in the kitchen so that it is always at the back of your mind that these items are healthy while these items can cause you to gain weight. It will help you a lot. A friend did it for himself as well as for his kids because one of them was getting towards the overweight side. In less than four months, they are pretty much back to normal and their health is better than ever! But the list mattered to them. Make sure it matters to you as well and it does not become just a backdrop.
Problems Of Obesityâ€¦
You should take this very seriously because there are many problems that come about with obesity. You are obese because you have eaten the stuff that you want, not what you need. And they are mostly fats and carbs that can lead to immense problems such as blood pressure, cholesterol and even diabetes! Whatâ€™s more, obesity can also ruin you socially. There are so many teens and young adults and even middle aged people who are so conscious of their obesity that they become rather shy with low self-esteem and incredibly low self-confidence. Instead of dealing with such emotional trauma and feeling depressed all the time, do something about your diet without compromising on your health. And that will actually come if you eat what you need to and not what you want to.
Eating what we need leads to a healthy lifestyle, as said countless times before. However, donâ€™t think that it is a drag. You can eat delights once in a while but donâ€™t make it a habit. Make it a leisure that you have after a few days or a few weeks. This will really help you out. Other than that, try to follow the list, if you make one that is. It will really help you in the end to get slimmer and thinner.