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You read the title, so I will skip a long introduction. This post is about eating habits, more precisely about a question that I am asking myself a lot lately.
Why do we speak so incredibly often about eating habits?
Honestly, I don’t see the point.
Okay, let’s start with agreeing that any kind of special eating habit is due to the fact that we live life in luxe. Some might say this is a bit exaggerated to say, but I don’t think so. We live in times where so so much food is around, we don’t even know what real hunger is anymore. (which is great of course) And only that position allows us to make special wishes in terms of eating.
Now, after that, I think we should all eat the way we want to. We are all different and every single person reacts differently to the food we eat. I admire everyone who found the best way to nourish him or herself.
Yet, I don’t understand how the subject eating and how to eat became such a huge thing. It became a hype.
Eating is of course important. And it’s important to eat healthy and balanced. Otherwise our general health is in danger rather quickly.
But how does it come that so many people have the urge to promote their special and oh so wonderful way to be healthy.
I don’t like it, if people act as if they were nourishing themselves perfectly and living this Instagram-worthy life. And I’m not having anything against people who do live their life like that, but I think it’s wrong to promote it as if it was the only right way.
Because it’s not.
With all the social media, a lot of young kids feel the pressure to imitate their idols. Which can be fine or not.
Because, I think, for example eating vegan is a good thing. But not if you’re eight years old and you don’t get enough protein because your body doesn’t work like the model’s body you see on Instagram.
Working out in the gym every day is a good thing too. But not if you’re twelve and you damage your muscles and bones instead of getting stronger.
I think you understand what I mean.
My conclusion of this post, is, that it’s awesome if someone finds the right way of eating for his or her body. But everybody needs to figure that out for themselves. And I think most people who promote a certain lifestyle and eating habit (luckily not all of them) forget that it is a very personal and individual thing they’re talking about. I say, figure out yourself what works for you and what makes you feel good, mentally and physically. Because nobody will know better what that is than you!
What do you think about it? Do you agree or disagree with my point of view? Please, speak your mind!
Is your cup empty already? Or is there a bit more left for another post? Check my last Confessions, right here, if you fancy!
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