Updated: Mar 25
If you really want to get real weight loss results and stop losing and gaining weight, find out why this habit works better than a meal plan. Once you adopt this habit you will never regain the weight you lost.
A meal plan won't help you lose weight unless you do understand you are not opening time for your health...
“Man, because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”
Do you have a fast-paced life? Have you questioned yourself where are you going with such a stressful existence? Many of us are living a life of no sense. We work and make money, shop, party, gather with people and do other activities. But we don’t think about why we are doing all this. Some of us may assume that someday we are going to be successful and happy with all this running around. But wait a minute, let’s redefine success. Many people think that success is money, others popularity, recognition or power. My plan here is not to argue the definition of success, but to suggest that we redefine it.
One of the reasons why people are here on earth is to be happy. Many argue that one can’t be happy all the time, and of course I’ll admit that happiness comes from a balance of many factors. But this is what I called success, to find all these factors and be happy no matter the consequences.
We have become people who get stuck in ruts without always enjoying the smaller acts in life which, in turn, can lead us a healthier life. An example is how we Americans treat food. Food has a great and rich history, and I encourage you to do some a research on how real food is prepared and enjoyed. We have become people who grab something to eat in the way to work, often packaged or fast food. We often eat on the go. We eat out. We usually don’t cook. These habits contribute to the obesity epidemic and other health issues, including cancer.
Cooking is more important than a meal plan and even aid us with our happiness...
Cooking is important for human beings; it contributes to our happiness. Real food is more nutritional than packaged food or fast food if fast food or processed food is nutritional at all. Preparing food and eating together brings people together and solidifies family and community.
Eating real food also helps us fight and prevent disease and obesity. An added benefit is that when you cook from scratch, you know what’s in it--transparency rules.
When I was researching food facts, what really caught my attention is that people who cook from scratch are healthier than those who don’t. I learned that the human body adapts to any natural source of food, except the western, fast-food diet. This is because we eat a lot of meat and processed foods that often include hormones, preservatives, chemicals, and added refined sugars and salts. Humans are designed to eat food, not chemicals; no wonder the body develops many diseases in reaction to these processed products we eat.
Cooking will help you lose weight and avoid other complications...
According to New York Times reporter and foodie author Michael Pollan, a study was conducted that introduced the western diet to primitive hunters who killed and cooked their own food. These people developed medical problems just as we do: high sugar levels, low insulin levels, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and others symptoms.
Happily, two weeks after they when back to their native habitat and food sources, these problems disappeared.
We have lost the culture. Cooking is not only a unique skill but a contributor to our health. Cooking is a positive habit that helps people to lose weight and live healthier.
So, if your goal is to stay healthy and find happiness, I suggest that you cook at home. What is the rush anyway to continue our day without enjoying the beauty of this world? Is health contributed to the whole definition of success? Before start with a meal plan, first start cooking and then create your healthy meal plan.
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