Food--comfort. Post 29
These days my mother is visiting me. Needless to say, the kitchen in my home is a busy , happy place. She churns out some lovely fare. Above is a sample of what she had made the other day, which was gobbled up by Satish and kids.
Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), I am not a foodie at all. I eat to live, not live to eat :) If i could do away with food altogether, and if someone invented tablets instead, (one capsule for breakfast that contained the goodness and nutrition of 2 parathas, a bowl of dahi and an egg) then I would be the first person to take it.I eat when I am hungry and I eat healthy and nutritious stuff. (Yeah, I am so boring that way). I am a fitness buff and do an hour of yoga daily and also take two 30-45 minute walks.(Yes, I am that diligent when it comes to maintaining my weight and my health. I can go on and on about benefits of a healthy lifestyle and bore you to death. I am that passionate about it. :P I used to have a friend who felt equally the same way and she and i used to discuss health stuff for hours together)
But for many people, food is equal to comfort. Many eat when they are upset, eat when they want to be entertained, eat in company, eat alone, eat when they are bored. Many people also do not watch the calorie content of what they eat. Many people order food from out (who has the time to cook when one is working) and anything is wolfed down, especially when one is hungry. It takes just 15 minutes to make yourself a healthy snack and carry it to work. That way the calories piling up can truly be avoided.
But the thing is, one has to be so motivated as to want to do such boring stuff like carrying one's own dabba.
When you are in your twenties, your metabolism is certainly higher than in your thirties or forties.The steps taken now will ensure good health in the long run.Almost all ailments that people of a certain age suffer from can be directly linked to diet and exercise. It is so important.
Take care of yourselves.
You have just one life to live.