Do You Cringe If You Hear the Word “Diet”?

Interestingly enough, that may have nothing to do with you having to go on some kind of strange eating behavior, which in your mind, sucks all the fun out of life.

Actually, Diet has not much to do with Nutrition at all!

Diet has something to do with Awareness and Attitudes.

Let me explain…..

Right from the word go, when you are born, you have been conditioned to eat what’s “on the table”, with other words, to eat what your family, your close surrounding social group, friends and relatives eat.

Not only that, you as a baby may have also learnt – ( conditioned), that when you cry, your mum gives you food.

On other occasions, when you were a little bit sick, you may have been “rewarded” with something nice to eat, to make you feel better.

Is this a habit of yours today, to reward yourself with food?

Don’t get me wrong, I am not accusing anyone, it’s just the way most of us grow up.

Anyhow, sooner or later you will grow up, accumulate knowledge, the brain starts working properly, with logic, reasoning and self-preservation, we usually will adapt a responsible way to eat with awareness, knowledge and balance …. hopefully.

That’s the point when we may realise, that we are already on a diet.

Yes, we are all on a Diet.

It could be a good diet, whatever that means, or a junk food diet, maybe a soft drink and chips diet.

The most important point to be aware of; >>>> “You are on a Diet already”.

Whatever you eat now, for whatever reason, that’s your Diet.

If you are aware of that, and acknowledge it too, you may be willing to change or improve your diet.

Question yourself, why do I eat what I eat?

Is it because of your nationality, your up-bringing, peer group pressure, TV commercials, what’s cool, what’s healthy, taste conditioning, emotional feeding frenzy 🙂 — or ….

… have you actually sat down and worked out, why you eat what you eat.

We all know what is good and bad for us … you can find that basic knowledge everywhere. It’s not a secret, that food loaded with artificial everything, fat, too much sugar, salt and numbers is not really good for your health.

If you do eat a lot of that, why do you actually eat it?

Don’t kid yourself, it’s not the taste, you got conditioned to that taste, and it’s not really that hard to change your taste either, it only takes about a week.

On the other hand if you think you can’t live without your …. chips .. or …. what ever it is …..

… please realise … ” You are Addicted”, that’s what over-processed food does to you …

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James is a Medicine and author of several publications of Pharmacy and Diet & Nutrition experiences in life. He is a regular contributor to online article sites on the topics of life experiences, Dental allover the world.

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