Now, I just realized that I ate a little too much dark chocolate. I felt awful. My head felt heavy and my stomach felt a little abnormal. This made me realized that too much of something I perceived to be good for my body can, in fact, be unnecessary.
Since I switch my diet about 2 years ago to be come a pescatarian. My diet excluded dairy and meats such as chicken, beef, and pork. However, I still consume seafood. I eat eggs though and honey. I don’t like the label “pescatarian” that much, I just make choice in what I want to eat. I mean, if there is someone’s birthday, I will eat a small slice of cake that has milk in it. On a regular basis, I simply typically don’t consume the other foods I decided to not eat.
This is choice, it is similar to someone who doesn’t want to eat broccoli or whatever it may be. It is pretty much base on choice. People sometimes asked why I don’t eat so and so. My replied was simply because it is choice base, it is my decision 🙂
I just felt better maintaining this diet. I am less prone to eating “junk” or processed food that contains unnecessary chemicals my body doesn’t need. I may occasionally wants those things when started the switch. Now, I have to say that I don’t crave the processed food because I know they are not needed. I, sometimes, wanted to buy a bag of veggie chips, but I reasoned through and decided not to buy it, because I can easily finished it in 2 days, just like that. The reason why we crave something we know we shouldn’t be craving is because our brain remembers how we like those food in the past, how those food (sugar, fried food, etc.) made us feel. It felt good eating those food when you’re eating them, until (for some people like myself) we regretted eating them afterward
My dad, on the other hands, rarely, I mean rarely consume any processed sugar. The way he gets his sugar are from consuming fresh/dry fruits and vegetables, which is the best sugar for our body because it doesn’t have to do the extra work to break the sugar down. We are helping our body work less by making the decision to eat the better sugar, so our body can produce other necessary enzymes to maintain healthier, more youthful looking skin, hair, and nails. It is like the excess that worthwhile. Our moods will also reap the benefits of healthy eating, it will make us feel good about making the decision to eat healthy.
Now back to my dad, who doesn’t typically doesn’t eat the processed sugar, I was thinking that his biology or taste bud maybe different than people who are more prone to eating processed sugar. He like salt and sour more than sweet, whereas my mom and my younger sister like sweet than salty or sour. Our biology may have contributed partially to what we like, however, this is where will-power plays the role and how decision-making is stronger than what we supposed maybe wired or prone to consume.
Healthy lifestyle is very much base on choice and will-power. It can also helps us be disciplined. I remembered the time when I decided to switch my diet, it is not a one night switch, it takes some time, but overtime my brain (the moral side) own over the pleasure side and I kept on it ever since I began. Looking back, I can see the benefits from my skin and hairs and how I feel about my health. It is worth the while. 💜💙💚💛❤️