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Live to Eat or Eat to Live?
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Live to Eat or Eat to Live?

We all learn during childhood that we must eat in order to gain energy and build a strong body. We learn the same at school too. Our body is designed in such a manner that we can know how much we need to eat at any point of time. If we continue to eat just the right quantity, we would save ourselves from many problems. What is it that prevents us from doing so?

Taste for sure. We have learned so many tasty recipes and trained our minds not to listen to the stomach when we eat. We rather focus on our taste buds. Surprisingly, our stomach is also obedient. Once we get into the habit of eating more, the flexible stomach walls accommodate the extra food accordingly.

What stops us from making good diet choices? Once we make our mind and begin to concentrate on the feeling a meal gives in the stomach we can never go wrong. Pizza with carbonated drinks would always give you a bloating feeling. Homemade fibrous salad would give your stomach a feeling of being filled. Nothing else. If you have suddenly turned into a vegan, you would have noticed the sudden surge of energy and positivity around you. Your days are more productive and you are more enthusiastic in general.

Eating to live is the best way to live healthier and longer. Did you know, every vegetable and fruit has its distinct flavor? You don't need to add lot of salt and pepper and sauces to everything you eat. Try it raw and you will know that vegan eating is not at all boring. In fact, there is so much variety in veggies and only few variants of meat.

Check out this website for vegan recipes. I think they are awesome.


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  1. Carolyn
    Great article Akanksha! Love the veggies! I voted.....but not sure that the number changed......went back and clicked it again and I got the may only vote once for each article... message. It is showing 2 votes currently....just wondering if this article was credited with my vote or not.
    1. Carolyn
      I must have been vote #2, Akanksha, because I am still getting the "Whoa there" message!
      1. Akanksha
        Don't worry Carolyn. What matters more is that you read and liked the post.
  2. Sheila Ray
    Voted. :) So much of what you say is spot on in my opinion! We do train ourselves to eat more than we need. Great blog. (I just would argue that you absolutely must be precise and careful to get all your protein requirements, including essential amino acids when cutting out animal products.)
  3. Roopam
    That's true...I used to be a pizza and coke fan...actually still am...but now I listen to how my stomach feels and have cut down on pizza and coke and meat and started having more of fresh vegetarian food and it does make you feel healthy. #4
  4. Akanksha
    Thank you guys!
  5. msinghal
    I must say ... Nice Blog !!! Voted...
    1. Akanksha
      Thanks..are you someone i know offline?
      1. msinghal
        Its Megha Singhal :)
        1. Akanksha
          Cool..thanks for reading Megha!
  6. Carolyn
    Congrats Akanksha for making Top Posts!
  7. Sumit  Bhardwaj
    Sumit Bhardwaj
    Great article, very well said. Actually, this is something I have also started practicing since some time. Apart from the facts presented in this article, one more thing i would like to add is to chew your food properly and not doing any other activity like watching TV or reading newspaper/book while eating. "Eating with awareness" really helps in cutting down the excessive eating habits.
  8. pftsusan
    This is good. I voted. The one thing that I will add is everything in moderation too.
    1. Akanksha
      Good to see you here Susan! Thanks for reading :)
  9. Akanksha
    Thanks all for taking the time to read..hope it helps!


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