Less is better.
I’m talking about food. And I’m not talking about obesity, that’s totally different subject.
I noticed long time ago, that people who ate less food lived healthier and longer lives. The best example are my grandparents. My Grandpa’s favorite breakfast was: 4 eggs with one LB bacon. He just loved his food. He died of atherosclerosis when he was 56 years old. My Grandma was a vegetarian and she ate lot less. She lived to be 97 years old.
I’m sure, there is something about this “eat less, live longer” theory. So I decided to investigate why is so.
One of the studies shows, that the mice that received 1/3 less of calories (but still the right nutrients) than the other mice, lived 33% longer and cancer free.
Our immune system should be able to fight any disease, but if we keep eating too much, our immune system is taking too much time and effort on getting rid of harmful stuff what we just eat (free radicals, toxins) and can not fix anything else what is wrong with us.
So now, that I’m sure how very important it is to eat less I have to do something about this… like… maybe:
- Use smaller plate – small sandwich don’t look that small on the small plate.
- Avoid food bulk buying – to avoid bulk eating.
- Don’t go food shopping while hungry.
- Don’t buy food which I like very, very much.
- Wearing my reading glasses while eating – every bite looks bigger.
- Sometimes I may just skip one meal – ????.
- But I will splurge on the 7-th day.
I was never really overweight in my life, but I know I’m eating much too much. Sometimes I’m trying to eat extra, just for the case…. so I don’t have to eat again soon…. saving my time….
I know, is not going to be easy, but I can do it: MUCH LESS CALORIES, but KEEPING THE NUTRIENTS !!!
So let’s eat healthy foods (but little bit less of it), breath little deeper, make plans for the future and we are going to be there !