Everything in moderation and you shall be right as rain. So goes the saying for a balanced lifestyle. Once upon a time everyone thought that wine was bad for you. Now, even your doctor will tell you to try and consume a little wine each week, as it’s good for your heart. Once upon a time we thought butter was bad. Now we know that, all that scaremongering about butter on toast and used in every meal we cook, was actually, utterly false. This can lead us to discount what science says and do as we please. This is foolish as nothing is ever safe when it comes in bulk. So, everything in moderation is the key to life.
Consuming the drink, carefully
We all love to drink. It’s usually during social events, for others it’s always after work. It can help us to cool down from a long day. It can help us to fall asleep if our mind won’t stop racing. But too much, too fast, and too often, can spell horrible things for your health in the future. That’s why you should learn about the effects of alcohol on your body and mind. Learn how much it takes for you to get tipsy. It can be a little amount, if you’re small and slim, or it can be a lot for those that are taller and heavier. Alcohol will usually take 20-30 minutes to take effect. You will feel lightheaded and a little more jovial. If this takes longer, such as 40-50 minutes. This can mean you have built up a tolerance. It’s not a good thing! You should try to limit your alcohol consumption back down to normal levels.
Treats we all love
Find a person who doesn’t like chocolate, and someone will find you a pig that can fly. You might be waiting for a long time! Listen, treats are great and they help us to live a little, but they should never become a normal part of life. For example, cupcakes, ice cream, pizza and chocolate, all come with downsides. Whether it’s a shot of sugar with each bite, too much fat, or a high-carb meal, treats will harm our bodies. But how do you control your intake of such things?
- It all begins with your shopping habits. Do you find yourself NEEDING to buy something every week? How about you try skipping it for this week? Don’t buy any sort of chocolate or fatty food item, just for this week’s grocery shop.
- Seek a better alternative. Milk chocolate is very fatty and sugary. But dark chocolate is not only healthy for your heart and skin, it has less sugar and chemicals.
- If you find that you simply have to buy things like pizza, then try to make it at home. Learn a recipe and try to make it healthy but using things such as wholewheat flour, reduced-fat cheese and homemade tomato sauce.
You’re not human if you don’t have cravings for pleasures such as these. But let’s be more considerate of our bodies and minds. Enjoy life, but everything must be had, in moderation.