The Food & Diet Obsession

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Food and diet seem to be a full-time preoccupation. The constant emphasis on what we are eating or should be eating is pretty mind-numbing! Though I’m a fitness trainer and not a nutrionist, from the fitness weight loss perspective, I can tell you the simple math – the body needs food for energy, to perform daily physical movement and its internal functions. That’s all!

Are you eating more than you are going to use today?

The problem is that we are eating many more calories than we require, for the amount we are actually moving. Too much food and too much processed food, when all the body needs is moderate, well-balanced fresh & lightly cooked meals. The math really is simple. When you eat as much as you expend, your body weight is stable. Eating more food than you can burn, gets accumulated as fat and causes other health problems. When you need to lose weight, you need to create a caloric deficit by way of reducing intake and increasing activity.
You don’t need to go on any fancy, trendy diets to lose weight. Simply cutting out the excess will suffice. Do you really perform that much physical activity that your body needs to eat a big packet of chips, highly processed biscuits, a thick layer of butter, the entire slab of chocolate, or so much sugar in your tea? Unlikely! So there you go!

Before you eat, simply ask yourself if you are going to be able to burn that off today?


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Seema- Gaur Row says:

    So true, having grown up as a North Indian. Emphasis is on food, what’s the next meal? Kids answer, but we just ate.
    So I really like your article, sparked off a thought … Japanese style of cutting down the meal Begin by cutting down the kitchen size as well….
    And I’m going to do just that.

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    1. Yes Seema it’s so true. We do need to shift the focus away from food! Thank you for enjoying the article!


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