Our bodies need to eat those crispier, crunchier solid foods too, but in moderation. Like a growing baby’s stomach, which can only hold a few ounces at a time, increasing the amount as it expands and grows. Our stomachs can only hold so much at one time as we intake and digest our food. Originally, at the beginning of mankind, our adult bellies weren’t made to process a pound of fast food, cookies and ice cream, but up to a pound and a diet consisting of roots and fruits and berries, raw meats and animal fat. Early man had to eat fats to survive the harsh cold winter, but today we don’t. So, consider trying this your first week: Try to eat well, just as much as before, but eating healthier options.
Our current civilization and acceptable society’s form of thinking and eating has been turned upside down, putting the sweets, fast foods, etc., at the bottom of the pyramid and limiting our fruits and our veggies intake, which is now at the top (see Food Pyramid for Modern Life above). No wonder in 2035 they expect the percentage of obesity to rise from around 30% to nearly a whopping 45% in the United States alone. Something to think about this week is to eat as much as you do now, but to try eating on a daily basis from the Healthy Eating Plate; including the majority of colorful fresh vegetables and fruits, whole grains and lean proteins…making sure to use healthy oils and drink plenty of water, unsweetened drinks. Limit your intake of sodium, sugary sweets (including soda pop), fast food, fried foods and alcohol. Also, remember to stay active!