Let’s admit – we love our food – what more being citizens of a nation that houses some of the best foods on the planet – although i wouldn’t add ‘healthy’ to that statement. And it’s true that there are no bad foods; only bad eaters.
Unintelligent eating could, and will, lead to many health issues, with many resulting in fatalities if not managed in time. You are what you do after you eat, or before, it really doesn’t matter when. What matters is that you know your boundaries as a human being (who desires a well-lived life) before you sit yourself down to every meal. Make it a point to re-learn your numbers: your BMRs and BMIs – which should be up there with your grace, before you even plan to eat. A knowledge of simple math will take you a long way too; put in an extra 500 calories a day for 7 days (3,500 calories) will put on you an extra pound of weight (this is a general guide).
Make every eating moment count too; to your nourishment that is. Limiting yourself to a daily quota will not help much, if that quota gives you back little, or nothing at all in nutrition. A grande sized frappucino will fulfill 2/3 of your daily caloric needs, giving you only sugar and fats, compared to a grande sized nasi kandar of chicken and veggies, if you must, giving you back carbohydrates, protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals instead. You have it in you to make that call.
This all may sound too petty or too much work at first, but if you put your mind to it (as all man can), and lots of practice, it’ll soon be as easy as breathing. Now that’s another story xox.