Food Choices in the Land of Abundance
We are all well aware of buying healthy foods, establish good eating habits and to exercise. But how many of us are able to do this on a regular basis and make that a lifetime commitment? Indeed, there are several people among us who have been able to manage their health and go that extra mile to maintain their weight. I am also one of those people, and I am delighted to share my tips with Halal Consumer to educate its readers, and emphasize to them the importance of eating healthy for a healthy lifestyle.
Maintaining weight is not a myth or a mystery. It is not impossible either. It is a reality that needs to be admitted and addressed for a proper and a successful outcome. But what would it take a person to find that kind of motivation to get started on this healthy journey. For me it was my health. Therefore, it did not take me a single moment to delay further being healthy, and I started to get back in shape as soon as I was struck by this question.
One can read about all the informative materials that are available on what to buy as healthy foods, how to get fit and maintain a healthy weight for life. People who are actually practicing a healthy lifestyle can also inspire one another, and that is my aim and mission. Mass production of unhealthy foods has always been a health issue and is on the rise nowadays. Diseases such as diabetes and obesity are swarming everywhere and invading people’s health. Cancer is now also being linked to obesity according to some latest clinical researches. Hence, it is up to an individual to observe and incorporate healthy eating habits to establish a healthy lifestyle. Therefore, choosing healthier foods for cooking and eating healthy became my number one mission. I knew that I couldn’t choose to get healthy seasonally or occasionally. But it should be done on a regular basis for the rest of my life. I also believed that my regimen must not slow down or get flexible around the holidays or celebrations, and should not excel only around spring or summer.
I trained myself to be disciplined about eating healthy as well as choosing healthy foods because I knew that a healthy lifestyle is achieved only with discipline and conviction. It also requires courage to overcome cravings and takes a lot of time and patience to see desired results. But choosing healthy foods and eating healthy is just one step towards great health. The other important factors to stay healthy and have a healthy lifestyle are eating in moderation, exercise and activity. All of these factors go hand in hand. That is so because the amount of food intake also plays a significant role in losing and maintaining weight.
A lot of people think that only buying and eating healthy foods will end their weight war. But losing and maintaining weight also requires eating smaller portions, and burn off those consumed calories with exercise.
One must burn all of the old and saturated calories to make new room for the newer and healthier calories. Think of it as if you do not burn the old and existing calories then the newer ones will pile up and will continue to further increase your BMI.
Therefore, exercise is the other key to unlock the treasure box of your health. It banishes many ailments and prevents common injuries from occurring. However, with today’s hustle and bustle, exercising has become most challenging and the hardest. But had it been the case, and then nobody would have attained a healthy body and maintained ideal weight. It is one’s own lack of determination and commitment that becomes an obstacle or clears the path.
Self-motivation is also very essential, so that is why I became my own motivator, and I committed to myself to exercise three to four days a week besides my job and taking care of my family. I became my own health instructor and cheerleader. When I took the lead, I was able to become more concerned and accountable for my own eating habits. It helped me a lot to control and manage my weight. Accountability of what I ate and how much I ate helped and guided me to stay on my health track and reach my target weight.
Choosing and eating healthy foods is a reflection of an individual’s lifestyle and his/her own commitment to health. One should keep in mind that the eyes are bigger than the stomach before consuming food. Therefore, eating in moderation is as essential as choosing and eating healthy food along with exercise. Successful results can be achieved by practicing all of these remedies and can make anybody the healthiest body for life.