How would you respond if you were told to leave food on your plate? Would you say that is being wasteful and it has cost you money, or would you actually leave food on your plate? Of course it is a waste if you don’t finish everything on your plate, and it goes in the bin if you don’t eat it all. Equally, it will go down the loo if you eat it all on your plate.
The only difference between two scenarios is that with the second situation, your waistline gets to keep some of the food you’ve eaten! As soon as you cook more that your actual need, it is both waste of energy and money. It doesn’t really matter if you eat it or bin it. It will be wasted either way.
According to studies about health and food during the World War II, the British people, as a nation, were healthier than today. Although people suffered in many other ways, their diet was the healthiest than ever during the wartime rationing. Less meat, less fat, less eggs and less sugar were eaten by people than ever before.
They were only allowed three rashers of bacon and one egg a week, but Britons lived a very healthy life during the war time rationing. In contrast, nowadays almost a quarter of all adults are obese, and a worrying quarter of all British toddlers are overweight…
There is too much sugar, fat and salt in our diet today than ever, and it’s putting us at increased risk of coronary heart disease, diabetes, a number of cancers, including colon, stomach, and breast cancer. As well as the increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and infertility; disorders such as fatigue, low self-esteem, and poor mental & physical performance are also associated with a diet high in fat, sugar and salt.
Further more, the risk of depression, anxiety, PMS, and a food craving is increased by eating a high energy density-low nutrient foods. At the same time, poor concentration, hyperactivity, and aggression can potentially be caused by high additives, preservatives, and refined sugar. See where we are heading as a society!
Scientists starting to believe that we, as a society, are obsessed with food, and yet there are more readily made food available than ever before. It is not very hard to work out that when food with such abundance is mixed with people’s desire to eat, things will go a little wrong! Additionally, considering all the emotional issues related to the comfort food adopted by many people nowadays, it can easily be seen that how things have all really gone wrong!
To conclude, excess eating in large portions must be avoided at any meal time. This is a very important step to take in order to maintain a healthy eating plan every day. The food should be eaten frequently in segments rather than taken in bulk at each meal time. This will promote healthy metabolism and maintain the regular energy level.
The metabolic system will function more efficiently if food is supplied in low amounts in different periods of time during the day. The risk of fat accumulation in the body will considerably be reduced, and this will help to stay healthy and fat-free for life.