Thought For Food

Eating with a healthy conscience is more important than eating healthy. That is what I wish to put forward to you today.

It’s what I call ‘thought for food’.

There seems to be such a crusade against all food that is not vegan and organic that the result is a population that seems to consume with guilt.

I personally believe that eating an apple with a guilty conscience is more harmful to the body than eating a piece of chocolate with gratitude.

You may not agree with me, but I’m standing my ground on this one.

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”
― Charles M. Schulz

There are so many people with little or no food, yet you eat the abundance of food in front of you with guilt. Give a small bit of food to someone who is hungry and they’ll eat it with nothing but gratitude.

“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

Do you want that hot-dog with ketchup, mustard and onions? Go for it; savour it. Do you want that entire bag of chocolate M&M’s? Help yourself!

Whatever diet you choose to adopt, do it and eat it with a healthy conscience. If you can’t afford luxury products, and your staple diet is cornflakes, bread and beans, so be it and eat it with gratitude.

Naturally, there is a small caveat. This attitude is not a licence to eat junk food all the time. It’s just about not making yourself feel guilty on the rare occasions that you do choose to indulge.

One special tip to help you with this new attitude towards consumption, is to learn to chew your food properly. Allow the mouth to do it’s part in the digestion process. Do not swallow your food until you have broken down the food.

It will take you longer to eat your food and as you chew, give thanks. Eat with a positive vibration and allow it to nourish you properly.

The perks of doing this is that your digestion will improve and it will boost your immune system.

20 Responses

  1. skittles234 says:

    some excellent food for thought there 😉 xx

  2. skittles234 says:

    i honestly don’t understand people who say they’re on a diet (or 3) to lose weight – i mean WTH?? i’d like to convey this message to all u diet junkies (see wot i did there? lol):

    eat and drink healthily with a happy, healthy, guilt-free conscience! going on a diet will only mean that whatever u deliberately deprive yourself of right now will come back to haunt u in the future…. and wen u’ll have nowhere to hide, u’ll cave and go back to square 1.

    there’s no such thing as guilty pleasures – if ur craving that chunky bar of chocolate, which u will eventually burn off, then i say go for it! the world’s gona come to an end someday, life is too short and our planet is the only one with chocolate so let’s all celebrate a healthy lifestyle with a little exercise, a little of 5-a-day, and a BIG bar of chocolate! u work so hard, u deserve it! 😀

    • Amit Sodha says:

      I lke the pun by the way!

      I agree. A diet, by very definition, is futile and temporary. I always say, employ a diet for life.

      A diet is something that you should be able to maintain for your entire life without it having any adverse affect on you.

      Lets spread this message, and get people enjoying their food again

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