On this fine monsoon Monday, I wanted to shed some light on my #1 diet tip and the secret to how I keep my sexy bikini figure! Eating right and eating healthy has been something that was engrained in me at a very young age by my mother who has always encouraged me to eat organic food. However, there is one more ingredient in my healthy diet she thought me from an early age: Being considered towards others. You may wonder how charity goes along with my healthy diet… Read on… Here’s today’s secret!
Often times, the connection between the two (eating right and giving back) isn’t apparent at the surface, but think about all the people around the world who don’t have enough food to eat and literally starve without rice for their daily meals. I get sick thinking about the decadence of today’s society – everyone stuffs their face silly with an overload of delicacies flown in from all around the world, while others have to starve to death. My secret is simple: Eat only as much as you need, and not as much as you can.
Personally, I’ve always eaten like a bird and sometimes my friends and family tease me, but I never really understood the true meaning of why we should only eat as much as we need until I moved to India. All of a sudden, I was witnessing shocking poverty and over-the-top decadence side by side. I couldn’t believe how people could treat each other this way.
Think about how farmers kill themselves due to droughts to leave their families destitute rather than seeing them starve to death and how the rich throw away their half eaten Norwegian salmon steak because the lemon drizzle wasn’t zesty enough. I simply lost my appetite just hearing about all the wastage and deaths that were caused by a necessity like food. Especially if there really is enough for everyone! We throw away more food than there is need! Please stop!
Now, don’t get me wrong – I still believe in enjoying life to the fullest and also indulge in overpriced truffle edamame dumplings at my favourite restaurant or a big extravagant piece of cake once in a while. My question simply is: Do we need to overeat in every single meal? Consider the ones who aren’t living such a privileged life! Do we really want to live at the expense of our brothers and sisters here in India?
If you don’t know where to start on this transformation, here are three quick steps you can start doing something good today for your body and soul:
1. Support the farmers near you. Inspect your kitchen and throw out all the nasty processed food and replace it with organic goodness. Get online and find an organic delivery service in your city. In Mumbai The Farmer’s Store is opening up this week, so click LIKE and stay tuned for their latest updates!
2. Don’t eat like a hamster. There’s no ‘saving it for later’ space in our bodies! I’m sure you can cut your portions down by at least half. Trust me – your stomach is going to thank you later.
3. Donate the money you save from eating less to a charity of your choice that feeds the starving instead. You’ll have a slim body with your heart in the right place!
Let’s become fit and cure world hunger at the same time! Tell me your ideas to a healthy living of body and soul in the COMMENTS here!
Have a great week, friends!