Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Our body talks

While some people will stubbornly claim that what you eat does not affect the body, I choose to think otherwise. I believe what goes into our body is very important.

Maybe because I'm a gardener, I can see the effects more clearly. If you feed your plants with the right food, they will flourish and show you results very quickly. If you neglect them, they will wilt before your very eyes. Weak plants tend to be disease prone like human beings.

For myself, I can tell the moment I wake up in the morning if I had eaten well the day before. If I wake up feeling energetic, chances are I had a light home-cooked dinner the night before. If I indulge in too much nuts or chocolate, I could feel the 'heatiness' in the morning. If I had a meaty dinner, I would be too sluggish to jump out of bed the next day. I usually don't feel good after dining out the day before due to the excessive use of salt, oil and flavouring in the stalls or restaurants. Alcohol, even if it is a can of beer the night before, affects my well-being in the morning too.

So you see, the body knows what's good for you. If we abuse it all year round, can you imagine the ill-effects we're bringing upon ourselves?

I had some difficulty springing out of bed this morning. It must be the cider and chicken dinner. So I'll cut back on meat today and go for lighter meals instead.

If you take a look at the people around you, those who eat and live healthily tend to look wholesome and radiant. Sometimes having good genes help but generally it is wise to listen to our body.

7 comments:

EE said...

Absolutely. I am now cutting down on red meat and alcohol intake. Don't forget about exercising too.

petunialee said...

Yes, I agree. I fast about once every 3 months for 7 days. One light meal a day, and a lot of water. It helps me re-establish a sot of balance in my body. I always feel very energetic from the third day of my fast, and the effect lasts quite a while as long as I stay away from sugar laden foods.

Nick Phillips said...

Now that explains why I'm perpetually feeling lethargic by noon, I've been eating wrong!

But I agree with you. The saying 'you are what you eat' comes to mind right about now.

Blur Ting said...

EE - You do exercise alot. I only walk Rusty these days but I feel that's quite enough :-)

Blur Ting said...

Petunia - You know what? I was thinking about you and your lifestyle when I wrote this post.

Blur Ting said...

Nick - Yup. You can try to experiment with different kinds of food to see what suits you the most.

huier said...

can't agree more...on a dif note, seems like you hvn't been running for a while...