People nowadays are pretty quick to jump to dieting and detox programs in an effort to lose weight, gain health, or get in better shape. And this is completely understandable as many of them offer stellar results. But the problem with both of these approaches is that, even if they do work, the results are typically short-term (and sometimes unhealthy). That’s why a better approach is to simply relearn the art of eating.
Because the nation is growing in size with obesity being at its highest rate ever, we often think of eating as the enemy. We feel that it’s the one thing that keeps us overweight and unhappy, preventing us from having the life we desire. The life we deserve. However, the reality is that eating is the one thing that can actually help us overcome our weight issues, as long as we do it the right way.
You see, our bodies rely on foods and the nutrients in them to survive. If you don’t eat, your organs begin to shut down, eventually resulting in your demise. On the other hand, if you feed your body the vitamins and minerals it requires, it excels. It burns fat efficiently, it carries you around easily, and it works for you versus against you.
Perhaps the best way to relearn the art of eating is to actually take time with your food. No more eating in your car, at your desk, or in front of the TV. Instead, sit down at the table with your plate and chew each bite slowly, intentionally. Pay attention to its tastes, textures, and how it makes you feel.
When you get in tune with the foods you eat, you’ll make better food choices almost automatically. Then you have mastered the art of eating. The right way.