My relationship with food in the past was a guilty one –
Only consisting of pork and rice (oh wait, and sweets). Yes, you heard right. Pork. Rice. and Sweets. Anything unhealthy, you name it – I loved it. I was never much of a fruit or a vegetable person. If my mom didn’t force me to eat fish, I don’t think I ever would. I was stubborn, unhealthy, and ignorant.
I would drink coke like it was water; I would eat pork sisig every single day for lunch; my snacks were usually rice meals with hot dogs; and after classes, I would indulge myself with greasy street food like fishballs and chicken skin. A never-ending stream of unhealthy food that led to an unhealthy body.
“TELL ME WHAT YOU EAT, AND I WILL TELL YOU WHAT YOU ARE.”
ANTHELME BRILLAT-SAVARIN (1826)
Yes Brillat-Savarin, judge me. I didn’t workout and my afternoons were filled with junk food binges and the laziest naps 😦
My parents’ death made me a different person. I became more open-minded in a lot of things, and one of them is in food. It was like my eating habits were reborn from the ashes. This went on for years until the day that I started listening to my body’s needs.
Being aware is always the first step towards accomplishing a goal and giving your body the attention it needs is critical in keeping healthy. It saved me from being susceptible to a lot of possible diseases and it helped me reach a healthy state of mind. I learned that suffering can be a good thing if you convert it to a learning experience.
I reinvented my diet and I made the conscientious decision to work out at least three times a week. Of course, it wasn’t easy then, I had to discipline myself and my eating habits, but you know what? it’s all worth it! Here are some tips to help you jumpstart your healthy lifestyle, How to be Healthy Without the Drastic Change. Stay inspired!
spreading Love and Light,
xo Miss Wilton