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Too much of a good thing? Is that even possible? I remember when I was in high school I was really keen on philosophy. My mother had a degree in philosophy and we often talked about it. One day I had an assignment for school and she told me how choices are like a fan. One end of the fan is the worst choice and the other end is the best choice. If you tried to bring the fan together, both ends would touch. That means that extremes, no matter if they are with good or with bad intentions lead to the same place- self- destruction.
That is what happens if you are being way too healthy! There is nothing wrong with making smart choices when it comes up to the food you fuel your body with! But it is all about balance! It is an ongoing balancing act between pushing your limits for the right reasons versus the wrong reasons!
When you turn in an exercise and healthy eating fanatic, it all goes in the wrong direction! Why do I say it? Because I’ve been there! I’ve been one of those people obsessed with working out and eating right. I’ve counted every single calorie, I’ve skipped going out with friends because I thought there wasn’t any quality food for me in the restaurant we were attending. I was one of those people that went to bed, planning next day’s meals, calculating the calories and the food proportions. And was I healthy? Not really!
What is health? Health is about balance between body, mind and spirit. My mind was constantly preoccupied with thinking about food, my body was exhausted from exercising and my spirit was somewhere wandering between the person I was and the person I wanted to be.
So how do you know if you are on track with your healthy eating and work out regimen?
Do you have an extreme preoccupation with food(thinking about it all the time, talking about it, planning)? If your answer is yes, things aren’t going in a good direction!
Does your eating negatively impact your social life? If your answer is yes, then things aren’t looking good!
Do you experience guilt when you eat something that isn’t supposed to be part of your diet? A positive answer, isn’t a good thing!
Do you judge people about their eating habits, without them asking for your opinion? Positive answer- not good!!!
Too much of a good thing, looks like perfection! Perfection is not attainable, and those that do not realize it, often suffer from it! That doesn’t mean, indulging in junk food and sitting on your couch! But as I said it is about knowing when it is good to push yourself and when pushing yourself would do more harm than good!