Food is probably one of my favorite topics to write about because I love food! You can’t go wrong with food, and everything in moderation is good. Or so I thought. Moderation meaning a person eat an unhealthy item or meal once or twice a week, or even a month. This is moderation because it’s not happening every single day! Reading an article written by Jonathan Ross goes on to discuss that this idea of food moderation is essentially bogus. Which after reading, I am coming to agree with. Living a balanced lifestyle is much more than cutting back the donuts to once or twice. Living a balanced lifestyle is eating healthy more often than not. In the sense of, maybe once a month a person is eating a cheat meal. Balanced is an important way to live because leaning toward one way or another really drastically changes the way a person feels, acts, and the habits they have. Developing good healthy habits is choosing the food that is good for you because you want to fuel your body, choosing to hit the gym because you know your body will thank you more than sitting at home. Research has shown that it takes 21 days to form a habit. Eating food in moderation, already created the habit of bad choices, thus leading to the path of an unbalanced lifestyle.
- Moderation: “avoiding extremes of behavior or expression :observing reasonable limits”
- Balance: “a means of judging or deciding“
- Lifestyle: “the typical way of life of an individual, group, or culture
- Habit: “a settled tendency or usual manner of behavior“
Dictionary by Merriam-Webster: Americas most-trusted online dictionary. (n.d.). Retrieved November 12, 2017, from https://www.merriam-webster.com/
Popova, M. (2016, July 08). How Long It Takes to Form a New Habit. Retrieved November 12, 2017, from https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/01/02/how-long-it-takes-to-form-a-new-habit
Ross , J. (2016, January 09). Why “Everything in Moderation” Doesn’t Work. Retrieved November 12, 2017.