Obesity — The biggest health threat to your life — II
I have shared some truths and facts about the causes and problems of obesity in my previous article Obesity — The biggest health threat to your life — I.
The concluding and final part are here, check it guys and get benefit from it. I am sharing my observations, thoughts, experiences, and experiments I have done so far to keep me fit, in shape, alive and energetic, you can also learn and apply all of it.
Check it out that how can you live better and overcome from this problem or keep yourself away to be caught by it.
Why are people obese?
Obesity, The biggest health threat to your life, learn to live better and do good to yourself.
Your life and health matters are solely your concerns, primarily, if you do not care about it, you have to pay a heavy price for it, or may incur irrecoverable losses and disability for a lifetime.
Your eating habits are massively responsible for obesity, no one can put on weight by inhaling air and drinking plain water. It happens due to consumption of wrong food and in unnecessary quantity and wrong timings and in the wrong way.
I have never seen a person who has right eating habits, healthy routines and got obese ever. It is directly connected to your calorie intake, check, from what kind of foods you are getting it and how much of it you are burning daily?
Even I have seen that the children of highly obese parents did not receive the problem if they didn’t follow the wrong eating and living practices of their parents and never lived as a couch potato.
It is all dependent on what you are doing to yourself. It has not totally dependent on genes and heredity and it is almost controllable and reducible to a normal level as another healthy human being.
As I have seen People who are obese, as their parents or one of them because they have same living and eating pattern, mindsets, and routines.
They are eating all kind of junk, unhealthy fats, addicted to highly sweetened drinks and foods (Alcoholic, non-alcoholic), addicted to watching TV for hours and do not do any exercises at all.
They eat oiler, spicy Junk foods and in the quantity higher than they actually needed to live healthy and happy as other people who are not obese.
Count your calories, you are taking round the clock, and check how much of it you are capable to burn and from what source you are getting it.
Obesity and extra body weight are massively resulted of eating more than required and from the wrong foods and drinking habits. People eat like maniacs and sick and slave of their eating patterns and habits.
Why are people so unconscious about their body and weight?
If you eat the wrong kind of food and in inadequate or over quantity both make you sick and cause under-nutrition or over nutrition. Life is all about creating balance in everything concerned with your growth and healthy body mind.
People are habituated of eating heavy oily, spicy junk and calorie filled food and drinks, without caring about it that what impact they are creating on their body and mind.
All the excess calories are taken by the people, stores in their body and create a layer of ugly fat on their body and internal organs, arteries, and veins, and give them innumerable diseases and sometimes serious life threats.
If you ignore what your body needs, you bound to suffer a lot
I cannot understand how people live with that weight. Do they lose their ability to sense that what they have done to themselves? If I caught with a little weight increase, I instantly feel uncomfortable and I can’t bear to have that fat on my body.
I don’t figure out why people do not feel uncomfortable with excess weight? They do not care about what they are eating, they do not exercise, walk or do any physical exertion to keep them fit and away from sickness and obesity.
So be careful about your body, what it needs, give it what it actually needs. Eat good and nutritious food, eat natural and organic foods preferably, eat nuts and fruits instead of junk and sweets.
People say that eating good foods, fruits, nuts and the Organic food is expensive. Okay, what do you think that how much your life is valuable for you and your loved ones?
Good thing comes to little more cost and cheap food alternatives cost you a lot in a longer run, even with a disability for life or end of your life. What do you prefer? If you do not do good to yourself, you cannot be able to do it with anyone. Everything in your life starts and end with you.
If you want to save some money and want to escape from your responsibility towards your body and mind, you will pay with heavy medical bills and life threats greater than you have saved through this conspiracy against yourself.
Nothing is more valuable in this world than a healthy body and sound mind, every virtue, success, and joy of your life depends upon it. If you still think that it does not worth caring, be ready to pay for more even with your life.
I have seen people are escaping from eating good and healthy foods and they chose cheap and unhealthy foods in place of it. For the sake of their sick taste buds and thinking they are clever and saved money.
They eventually pay a lot at once for their medical bills or even sometimes they will not get a chance to recover due to their permanent disability or sudden and unfortunate death.
People who are obese, face problem in every act, they can’t breathe easily, walk easily, do not go up and climb on stairs. They are unable to run and cannot do much physical exertion, they exhaust more easily than any other person who is not obese.
I feel very uncomfortable by putting weight on my body, it’s very easy for me to gain weight because for last 20 years I have reduced a lot of physical activity due to change in my work and professions?
And this is the case with most of the people nowadays, people who don’t work outside in the field and have back office or sitting job or work which has less physical activity, than sports or Travelling.
Always check that are you in your weight category according to BMI? And it is even more important to do physical activities even you are in your BMI scale, it keeps you fit and alive, more strong and healthy.
You must take care of it in the first place, and try to live a life which keeps you fit and active, energetic and in shape, so you will not need to worry about it.
What am I doing in this regard?
I am mainly working in the field of IT and Education most of the period in last 22 years, my work and environment allow me to sit in front of computers for very long hours.
I used to walk an hour daily, I always involved in some kind of physical activity and exercises, always conscious about my weight and fitness from childhood.
At present, I spent at least 8 to 10 hours in front of my computer screen sitting on my office chair. So I am more cautious about eating foods and exercising more than ever before.
For more than 20 years I don’t have TV at my home and I do not read news papers. I cannot afford to consume bullshit of any kind, including junk food, unhealthy drinks, and a company of self-destructors.
I do not consume any kind of junk information, thoughts and ugly manipulated information and advertisements spread all over the media and communication channels. I never fall and involved in any stupid and unproductive and senseless debates and activities and group of people.
I love to live alone, in my own company, with nature, reading and learning creative and productive stuff, engaging myself with like-minded people, sharing my experience and learning from them. I don’t have time to waste on any bullshit and unproductive and non-creative activity and people.
I eat only what is required to maintain my energy level and nutritional level in my body. Mostly nuts, whole grains, fermented foods, fruits and green tea.
I do not allow myself to eat refined sugar, fast food junk and deep fried foods and snacks.
For last 2 and half years I have not eaten anything outside, except 3 or 4 incidents and I have eaten only south Indian fermented food, no deep fried snacks, and ugly carbonated beverages. I drink RO water; eat only organic grains and pulses, dry fruits and nuts.
In summer I eat 2 to 3 lemons per day, normal days I eat at least one, it keeps me cool and fresh all along the day, I drink a lot of water whole day, stored in the copper vessel.
I drink three glass of water after waking up in the morning it may be normal or Luke warm water. The first glass of water with organic, unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar, Lemon juice and a spoon of organic honey. The next with Cinnamon and honey and the last is plain water.
I eat regularly, homemade fermented brown rice and organic pulses base Dosa-Idli Batter; I am vegetarian by birth and vegan for last 3 years. I do not eat white sugar for last 3 years and never eaten more than 3 Tea Spoon ever before in a whole day.
I use Organic Jaggery and Honey as sweeteners, I don’t consume dairy products for more than 3 years, I drink only organic green tea and Organic Coffee. I make a chocolate drink with organic cacao powder.
I eat organic chia and flax seeds daily in my diet. I eat a lot of seasonal fruits; I drink at least 6 to 8 glass of water as per my body requirement. I do not drink water outside, as much possible, if needed I use mineral water for consumption.
I am enjoying the best food available in this world with a lot of taste and full of health
So I am not dieting and enjoying the best lot of food and food ingredients available in this world. I eat for healthy living not only to satisfy my taste buds. I am a foodie and like to eat a variety of healthy foods, vegetables, nuts, and seeds.
Good things cost a lot, good body and health need more care than anything. Do expense on good food, not in fashion and useless fancy gadgets, grooming parlors, deodorants, and creams, they make you addicted and sick.
If you eat and live healthy way, you will never need them, your body and face automatically say about your healthy body and mind. Real Beauty, glow, and joy comes from inside out, you can’t impose them.
And nothing is more important than your healthy body and mind. You cannot enjoy your car, flat or buildings, gadgets or jewelry or money in your bank accounts.
If you do not have a strong, healthy and balanced body and mind. What will you do with all these things, in absence of good health and a sound mind?
In my opinion and philosophy of life, your body and minds health are the most important tasks and things to be taken care, make it a priority, all else depend upon it.
What would you prefer between, Healthy body-mind or Hospital and Medical Bills?
Choose between good and healthy foods and life style or doctors and medical bills, the choice is always yours. I have chosen a life free from diseases, medicines and medical bills. What is yours take in this matter?
I do not want to die as everyone die in this world, I do not want to die on death bed, taking prescriptions and deprived of all the goodies of life.
In my 48 years of life, I have not seen anybody in my whole family and around my surrounding and in my environment that anyone does not die of diseases.
I have not seen anyone dying naturally and healthy, I definitely not choose this kind of end for myself, what you decided for you? It’s in my hand that how can I live here and how will I die?
I do not want to eat things which take me to do expense more on the cures, medicines, and drugs and keep me sick and troubled, lethargic my whole life and in insane conditions physically, mentally.
So at the end of the story I want to say to my dear friends, the quality of your life depends on the body and mind you have, keep it right, fit and alive.
My suggestions to all my friends who wish to live healthy and happy life and do not want to live on medicines and prescription drugs, rest of their life. And to suffer from the danger of untimely death due to serious health problems caused by obesity and another sickness.
My 21 point system of Healthy and disease free life
1. Count your calories and quantity of food intake. Eat only as much you need to live energetically and fully charged. Don’t eat more than what your body needs.
2. Eat natural, organic and fresh foods and fruits, eat fermented foods regularly, and make them a part of your regular diet. Eat Dosa-Idli, Dhokla, Yoghurt and other healthy fermented foods.
3. Drink purified water, at least 6 to 8 glass a day, water is most important thing required to keep you hydrated, healthy and alive. (Don’t drink, harsh, contaminated and hard water)
4. Eat nuts and fruits in place of junk and fried foods and snacks. The good thing about natural and healthy foods is that you cannot eat them more than required.
It is a nature of healthy and nutritious food, they satiate you with a little quantity and provide you a great amount of nutrition. They are full of healthy proteins, minerals, vitamins and healthy fats.
You can see it by yourself how many apples, almonds or cashew nut you can eat at one time, a little quantity of them keep you satiate and full and bring you enough energy and taste to carry on your day.
But it is not true in the case of junk foods and drinks, they make you addictive of them.They create cravings for them, they are made of substances which create the need for them in your blood and you turned become addicted to them. it is not happening in case of any natural and healthy food and food ingredient.
All these food giants and multinationals made people slave of their foods and it is done with great harmful techniques and biggest conspiracies to exploit and make people slave of their unhealthy and ugly foods.
5. Consume Organic Olive Oil, Mustard Oil and Extra Virgin cold pressed Coconut Oil, and Organic Clarified Butter (Shuddha Ghee), check what is good for your health. I consume 20 to 30 ML of oil in my whole day meal and consuming only organic and certified for last 3 years.
7. Don’t eat a lot of dairy products, sweets purchased from outside, sweets made with them have the possibility of impurities and adultery more than anything else.
8. Don’t eat deep fried snacks, like Samosa, Kachori, and AalooVada selling by the road side vendors or any restaurant, because they are using low-quality, high cholesterol and unhealthy fats containing oil, for frying them and they use this oil till it degraded most.
They made things in very unhygienic conditions and with poor grade food materials to reduce production costs; they also used preservatives to increase their shelf life, especially for sweets and dairy products.
Edible oils have a tendency to get rancid, every time they deep fried the snacks in that oil on high flame and smoke point, the oil gets more rancid every time, and it is highly dangerous for our health. So stop eating these unhealthy and life threatening spoiled foods made with highly toxic oil in unhygienic conditions.
9. Eat more raw vegetables and fruits, like cucumber, cilantro, carrots, ginger, garlic, lemon, beetroot, radish, onion, leafy greens like spinach. Prefer to eat only Vegetarian diet, it has a lot of benefits.
11. Always check your weight frequently, do exercise regularly, to keep you fit and high in spirit.
12. Don’t drink carbonated beverages and Alcoholic drinks, they have a dangerous level of concentrated sugar and very harmful substances in them which is highly responsible for poor metabolism, diabetes, and obesity.
Alcohol, carbonated beverages, and Junk food disturb your digestive system, very badly; it is the cause of Leaky gut syndrome and highly inflamed gut and intestine.
It leads to poor or nil absorption of nutrients, irregular level of insulin and imbalance in hormone level. These all things are individually and collectively responsible for obesity and most of the critical and deadly diseases you have or may be caught by them soon if not taken care.
13. Exercise well, at least walk 45 to 60 minutes a day, take the sunshine in morning, visit natural green places, do physical activities, walk, run, exercise and do all the chores at home as much possible.
14. Have good eating, sleeping habits, and regular routine. Eat dinner before 8.30 Pm and make a habit to go to sleep early up to 11.30 PM and wake up at 6 O’ clock in the morning. Go to nearest garden if there is any.
15. Away from bread, bakery foods, cakes, and everything made of refined wheat flour(white flour or maida) and refined sugar and other unhealthy sweeteners, syrups.
Check what gives you more strength, energy and free body mind and what sucks you more and more, only you know better, so do the right things at any cost.
16. Don’t fill your kitchen and fridge with all kind of junk, free it from them. Stop storing junk at your home, kitchen cabinets. You eat always what is easily available to you at home or outside. Replace it with fruits, nuts, dry fruits and nutritious food.
17. Google about everything before you eat and consume, know what are you eating all the time and what impact they are making on your body-mind. You will be shocked to know the truth about most of them. You don’t know what have you done with your body and mind in yesteryear and still doing now.
18. Keep yourself in the company of people who are highly health conscious and help you to live regular and healthy routine. Because we do a lot of things due to the associations we have with people of similar habits and activities.
20. If possible consume only Organic food products grains, pulses, spices, nuts, oils and vegetable, fruits available to you or you can purchase all of them online.
It will help you to keep you away from poisonous effects of harmful pesticides and chemicals you are getting through non-organic foods, grains, fruits, and vegetables.
21. Eat more ginger, garlic, and healthy spices in your food like saunf, jeera, ajwain, Lawang, Elaichi, Hing, methi dana, black pepper red chili powder, flax seeds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, all organic and as required, it is all available online.
I promise you if you are applying all these things in your life, routine and eating habits, will never catch by obesity or any critical diseases, check this out by yourself. You can witness it by yourself if applied.
You can check every fact I have mentioned here on Google or with your health consultant. It is tried, tested and applied methods and activities, I have learned and practicing for last 36 years.
Read it carefully, research well before applying anything suggested here or by anyone for anything, do experiments observe and find what works best for you.
Everyone has a different body, mindset and activity and pattern of life so things will work always differently to the different people as per their level of awareness, will, and adaptability of things and solutions given to them.
I am eating all these things and following all the above-mentioned activities and routines, as much as possible, if anyone doing what is listed here, he /she never will get obese.
If you see anyone in his/her BMI, shape and good health status, just check and inquire, you will find that they all are following some or all of them to keep them in shape and good health status.
Your life is your main concern, and it totally depend upon healthy body and mind, do not let anything else decide your fate. Be a master of your own destiny not a slave of your sick and unconscious habits and slavery of your taste buds.
Stay Healthy, Happy and Blessed.
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Originally published at amazingsubahu.com on September 14, 2017.