Food is a popular topic these days and I know that because shows like The Chew, those on Food Network and the Cooking Channel are flourishing. There is so much information out there that it has to confuse people. Add to that the fact that people are in such a rush just to get things done that have to be done leaving little time for thought about what goes into their mouth and you end up with a high calorie, unsatisfying eating experience. You end up with a nation of obesity.
There are a plethora of “diets” out there each one hyped as the healthiest so it’s hard to know which way to turn. I’m not talking about diets to lose weight although there are a multitude of those in addition. I’m talking about diets as a lifestyle choosing to eat Mediterranean, Paleo, vegetarian or any of the other offerings. In discussions with others about the way they eat has led me to some conclusions for myself.
For years, I have tried to eat more natural foods and get away from prepackaged foods, but when the going got tough, I resorted back to packaged foods which were quick and easy. It was food and satisfied the requirement to eat. But with everything that was going on before long, I found myself eating only a sandwich a day. I am here to tell you that I survived, but my body was so hungry that it just packed on the pounds setting me back about fifteen years. So, I came through all the health, and resulting medication, problems with thirty pounds tacked on.
Once I was in control of my ailments and not the other way around, it became easier to focus on food once again. Yesterday, I made a batch of yogurt which is now draining to become like Greek yogurt. Today with a second round of yogurt in the maker, I am considering making my granola which is hundreds time better than anything you can buy.
So for me, it is one step at a time to getting back to where I belong with my food issues. For me it is eating all natural foods which I like and feeling better after eating and, as my favorite son-in-law (he’s the only one I have) once said, “I just ate a boatload of food and my stomach doesn’t feel like a human garbage can.” Eating can be a good thing. You just need to find out what works for you and your body.