Eating Healthy on the Go
Many of us eat in the car on the way to or from work. It’s how we shave a little bit of time off of our already overburdened schedules. We eat in a hurry, we eat distracted, and this hurts our health. Have you thought that your own eating tendencies may be harming your overall health?
Think about how we schedule our days in modern society. We work hard, we play hard (if we even have time), we have heavy responsibilities. Our eating habits have changed to adapt to this punishing schedule. We rush to eat and we eat whatever will go down quick. And we choke food down whenever we are able, rather than on a regular schedule.
When we hurry all the time, we aren’t attending to eating healthy food. Fast food, eaten whenever we can manage it, fills up your stomach so you won’t be hungry. Remember though, in the long run your digestive system will be better off if you watch your health better.
This has been neglected all too often today. We want our food not only fast but faster. It’s not fast food, it’s instant food. Microwave meals, even, take too long to prepare. Our fast foods are often fried, fatty, stale and overly spiced or overly salty to try to make them palatable. This combination of poor food choices and eating around the clock without regard to a schedule leads to obesity. This is completely avoidable.
If you would be healthy and fit, you need to start with eating slowly and on a regular schedule. Don’t worry about amount you are eating at first. Just try to eat good foods that are good for you, like fruits and vegetables, and eat them when you are supposed to eat – not after midnight, because you are only now finding time to have the dinner that should have happened six hours before!
If you take a bit of time to learn some new techniques, why not add some tasty salads or green smoothies to your diet repertoire? Sometimes people think that they won’t like healthy foods like salad or smoothies, and then when they try them they are surprised to find that they like them.
Remember though that your body may not be used to eating healthy food. If that is the case, you’ll need to give it some time for your body to adjust. Be determined and hang in there, you’ll be glad you did. You’ll feel far better, and you’ll likely even live longer.