Eat and Drink Well

take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live

appetising, but not healthy at all

All is not well on the dietary front, all around us we see evidence of eating and drinking problems.  Until recently, I myself was suffering with a binge drinking problem.  In the West, alcoholism, eating disorders, obesity, and diabetes are all on the increase.  Cheap drink fills our supermarkets, and fast food outlets are on almost every street corner.  It’s disingenuous to say you’re living a great life when you’re ill with diabetes, liver disease, heart disease, or cancers.

There are always going to be people seeking the instant gratification to be gained from alcohol and the carefree consumption of fast food and takeout meals.  But usually, delayed gratification and the careful choice of what we eat and drink will lead to a longer and healthier life ~ and if you’re still young and beautiful, then does it matter?  Actually it does, and choose carefully because there are few second chances.

The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not.  ~  Mark Twain.

Assuming that eating and drinking only healthy and organic produce, and always staying totally sober is out of the question, then the secret is everything in moderation.  If possible, avoid food and drinks that are obviously unhealthy, stay away from alcohol, refined sugars, high fructose corn syrup, and very fatty foods.  These things increase your risk of; fatty liver disease, obesity, diabetes, cancers, harmful inflammations, and contain no essential nutrients whatsoever.

Try and develop some new healthy habits;

  • drink plenty of water, about 6 pints a day, (US).
  • Always eat something for breakfast.
  • Have your 5 portions a day of fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Cut out wheat and dairy products, (no cheese and crackers, no milk, no bread).
  • Never, ever, buy a sandwich or a wrap.
  • Only eat good quality meats, and no processed meats at all.
  • Never, ever, have second helpings.
  • Never, ever, eat late at night.

Whatever you eat and drink, avoid too much of one thing, cut out fast foods, stay away from high fructose corn syrup, and don’t drink more than about a bottle of red wine a week.

Some say that we are what we eat.  And that a little booze never did anyone any harm at all.  All I know is that most people in the West treat their bodies like trash cans.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

simple tomato and avocado salad

 

 

7 responses

  1. Yes, moderation is the key; to everything, really 🙂 And there are what I like to call “reasonable fascimiles” of fast food that are actually healthy.

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    1. Reasonable Facsimiles of fast food? Indeed, that’s fascinating . Such as? 💖💖💖

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      1. Almost any food can be replicated with healthier ingredients. I like pizza but I feel better if I’m gluten free and most pizza is overloaded with sodium. So I make a flatbread from oat flour, make my own low sodium tomato sauce and use fresh mozzarella.
        Chips can be baked in the oven instead of fried and so can breaded chicken.
        I can’t eat wheat pasta so I bought one of those gadgets that can cut veggies into pasta-like noodles. I make my own veggie and tomato sauce.
        I love Chinese take-away but the sodium content is astronomical. So I use the gadget to make noodles out of carrots and make a sesame sauce with tahini, scallions, low-sodium worchestire sauce and freshly toasted sesame seeds to replicate cold sesame noodles. I make garlic shrimp and broccoli with low-sodium worchestire sauce, fresh garlic, honey and red pepper flakes.
        All of the above are obviously not exactly like the original versions but they are lower in fat and sodium so I’m happy with them. 🙂 And they are less expensive than take-aways.

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        1. That is all so brilliant and so very healthy ~ I’m impressed. ❤
          I agree with, and should be copying everything you've said here.
          You are a very cool, intelligent, and very interesting woman.
          I am so happy that you follow my blog and make such interesting and valuable comments.
          I'm happy to know you magickmermaid. ❤ ❤ ❤

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          1. Thank you so much, Jack 🙂

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  2. Looks good. If we only ate healthy food I don’t think we would be happy

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    1. Sweetheart, you are absolutely right. 😉

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