Pepsi and Coca Cola are constantly at war with each other, fighting to gain market share and market value. Why It involves large amounts of money because almost everybody loves the taste of a carbonated drink. Thus, we see commercials with many "big" personalities sponsoring the softdrinks. However, from this course I have learned that the seemingly harmless habit of drinking a soda (2 servings of 12 oz for my case) can actually have large effects on a person's health. The "soft" in soft drinks is actually a misnomer, probably a marketing campaign to make the product more appealing. Yet the hard fact is that it gives the body tremendous amounts of calories and an aching kidney in the long run. Lasagna, the commercially available one, is fat to a large proportion. Burgers too are largely fat. Combine burgers, soda and add in fries as well and you've got McDonald's. All those accusations about how unhealthy the food store is actually based on hard evidence. On the more positive light, those tiny beans and grains actually are large sources of carbohydrates, protein and fiber. They are actually better sources of protein than meat. Remember Popeye Those spinach that he ate are actually good sources of vitamin and it can make somebody really able but not as exaggerated as what happens to the cartoon character. In a word, big things come in small packages and we must be aware enough to discern them.
Many articles have been written on how obese people are getting. These people blame the food that they eat and some would actually whine on how they have been driven to obesity by the media hype and marketing of products without telling them its effects. The fact, however, is that they live a sedentary lifestyle. Much of the population is averse to exercise and they don't exert effort to at least know the ingredients and its corresponding calorie content. In the same way as making money and gaining somebody's trust and love requires effort, being healthy begins with a conscientious assessment of our daily activities. Changing lifestyles is a tedious process. There are some who tried staying away from unhealthy food but in the end, they reward their efforts with large servings of their former food making the process ineffective. Some of them ended up more addicted than ever. It all begins with learning tocare for the body, for ourselves. We must have the resolve to stick to our decisions as all struggles are fraught with difficulties.
Right Frame of Mind
Many people have a negative outlook in life. They claim that health is a luxury they can't afford. Though it is indeed a likeable idea, it is a romantic one realized only by those who can afford. However, taking a stroll or jogging is free for everyone as much as choosing between soda and lemon juice. Health is achievable if only we have the right frame of mind. Those people we perceived as healthy actually started somewhere and it is about time that we do the same. What it takes is not a leap of faith. Nutrition is becoming an increasingly exact science. Every people have the opportunity to be healthy.
Weight Management and Plan of Action
My calorie uptake for March 11 was 2680 kcals and 3066 kcals for March 18. This is above the recommended nutrient uptake of 1903 kcals. That translates to