“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.” John Gunther
My eating habits have improved vastly since the last time I made a conscious effort to watch my diet more strictly. Sticking to a healthy diet, saying no to junk food and excessive eating, makes you feel pretty good about yourself. However looking back, there were still a couple of things which were not correct with my diet and may have contributed to my falling sick last week. I have outlined them below:
1. Water: This is an essential part of one’s diet, yet, many of us consume far less than our daily requirement. (This is a nifty site about water requirements). Unfortunately, I have fallen victim to this lapse many a time. Lack of water in your system can lead to all sorts of problems, in some cases quite critical. It is not necessary to go around remembering how much water you have consumed in a day, it is however important to remember to drink water at regular intervals. It is important to keep yourself hydrated particularly if you are sitting at a desk all day. This will not only improve productivity, but also improve stamina.
2. Breakfast: In our busy daily lives, breakfast is a meal which often takes a hit. We tend to wake up in a flurry and then do our best to get ourselves out of the door as soon as possible. During this rushed time, we grab some juice, and get our hands on anything which appears edible. This routine is a flawed one for the long haul. It also results in lower energy levels in the morning, over eating at lunch time and eventually leads to an unbalanced diet with all its ramifications. Breakfast is a very important meal, one we should all aim to squeeze into our busy schedules as it does affect the rest of our day. It is important to choose your breakfast wisely, make sure you include protein in some form or other to help keep you going during the day.
These two factors are integral to any good diet and need to be worked into everyones daily routine. They don’t require any major shifts in eating habits, apart from maybe waking up a little earlier to enjoy breakfast. After one has successfully integrated them into a routine, increased energy levels will be noticeable, possible decrease in weight, but above all, you will feel a lot healthier.