The Effects of Eating Junk Foods on Your Body Vs Nutritious Foods

Effects of Eating Junk Foods Vs. Nutritious Foods

Everything we eat breaks down eventually into Sugar, Protein, or Fats inside our bodies. A human body needs specific quantities of all three of these things. Still, an excess of anything and everything is terrible, and everyone’s needs are different depending on their body structures. Nowadays, most of the people do not put much thought into what they are eating, ignoring what the food will produce once it’s inside them.

Junk Food: Definition and History

Junk Food, as the name suggests, consists of the edible stuff that has almost no nutrient value. It’s low in vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber that is good for the human body while being high in sugar and fat content that makes your stomach feel like its filled. The history suggests that during the American Civil War in the 1860s, when food was scarce, huge quantities of canned foods were provided in rations to the troops. The war ended, but along with the PTSD, the soldiers also remembered the “convenience” and “taste” of those mass-produced junk food items. Therefore, when similar, quickly edible cheap snacks used to be sold on carts outside the factories, the industrial workers, most of whom were war veterans, found it convenient yet again.

From the first fast-food snacks like Cracker Jack and Tootsie Rolls to the carbonated drinks like Coca-Cola and Pepsi-Cola, Junk food infiltrated the American food scene in the early 1900s. The vending machines started handing out packed snacks that were high in sugars, salts, fats, and calories while being low in vitamins and proteins. To maximize the shelf life of these products, preservatives, chemicals, and artificial colors are added, which also destroy the nutrients in these foods. Therefore consuming these junk food items fills up the stomach but brings little benefit for the body. Prolonged exposure to these junk foods results in deprivation of required nutrients in the body, thus lowering its immunity making it more susceptible to infections and diseases like Diabetes and Heart Disease. The worst part is that corporations benefitting from these junk foods, add addictive items like sugar into these edibles so that people end up craving for more and more every day. These companies hire so-called “Food Scientists” to help them develop new chemicals that will create more cravings for taste in these foods that are mainly targeted at teenagers and children so that from an early age, they get used to them.That is why obesity is on the rise all over the globe, especially in societies that have indulged themselves more into Junk Foods like Hamburgers and Pizzas.

The Solution: Eating Healthy and Staying Fit

Like a vehicle needs fuel to run on, food is literally the fuel for a human body. An average adult human body needs approximately 2,000 to 2,500 Calories (kcal) per day to maintain weight. For example, An Apple contains around 70 Calories, and a Banana includes a 100 and a Beer, 150. But all of these things also contain different amounts of Sugar, Protein, and Fats. Consuming Nutritious Food like fruits, vegetables, fat-free dairy products, sea-food, dry chicken, rice, and grains in the right quantities fulfill the dietary requirements of the body, keeping it healthy and fit. Knowing the right balance for your body gives you the power to unlock the potential of turning your physique into whatever shape you desire. This fitness guide can help you achieve your desired results, as it is aimed towards everyone who wants to get in great shape and has everything a person will need to start seeing results. It also possesses information about nutrition, meal plans, workouts, and tips & tricks about your health. It’s not like you can never consume any Junk Food, but if integrated well into a balanced diet and not consumed more than needed, it may turn out to be less dangerous to your health than anticipated. Finding this sweet spot of balance is crucial and takes a lot of research, practice, and professional monitoring.

Eating healthy and nutritious food is not only easy only beneficial for your health, but it is also easy on your pocket if you look at it in the long-term. According to a study carried out at the Public Health school of Harvard, eating nutritious food costs only $1.5 more per day per person than consuming unhealthy Junk food. On the other hand, the amount that you end up saving in terms of your medical bills is way more than that. If you eat healthy, you sleep well and wake up fresh, feeling all the energy in your body, free from any feelings of nausea, acidity, burning in the chest, or pain in the stomach. Contrarily if you keep consuming significant quantities of junk food items, you will feel heaviness in your chest and abdomen all the time, become lethargic and easily irritable.

Conclusion: A Call to Action

As a foodie saying goes, “You are what you eat.” So each of us should always try to eat healthy and nutritious foods, avoiding junk as much as possible. If we eat healthy, we not only significantly reduce the risk of heart diseases and diabetes, but it improves our immunity against cancer, strengthens our bones, and improves memory. More importantly, healthy people have much more chance of keeping their friends and family healthy too by being around them for a longer time and in better moods.

So after you are done reading this, take an honest look at your eating habits and your body. Understand that you and only you have the power to mold your body into any shape you deem fit if you are looking to beef up and build muscles or lose a few pounds to get in ideal shape. If you want to get rid of the enormous deposits of fat that have led you to obesity and have risked your physical and mental health, decide today that you will no longer let laziness get the better of you. Promise yourself that you will become the best version of yourself in body and mind. All it takes is will and action. Start today, and the future will be yours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How Do You Stop Being So Emotional? Ways to Control Your Emotions

Emotions are amazing, I know, but sometimes (most of the time actually) can get in our purpose’s way.

To better manage our life we need to be able to know when to use them and how ( AND IF) to use them.

Let’s see what can you do to blunt the effects of the chaos that are emotions, so you can learn to live without being swayed by them too much.

Emotions are a lifelong journey

While this statement might not be true for all, it’s indisputable that emotions accompany us since the day we’re born. Some handle them better than others of course, but there is ALWAYS a degree of control we can exert on them.

It makes sense since they’re a part of us, and you can make this process easier if you have a stable and strong character on which you can place your emotions.

So we’ve determined that you can control them, even if you’re the most “emotional” of individuals (unless you’re still a freaking kid), but HOW can you avoid letting them control YOU?

Disassociation

This one is tricky, but it’s very effective when used properly. Disassociating with your emotions in a particular moment can be a lifesaver, all you need to do is to “turn the switch off” when a certain emotion arises and STOP acknowledging it.

Especially if you are, for example, in an argument with a person. Think about it, if you don’t switch off your emotions at that time you’ll be between two fires – the person you’re talking to, and your emotions.

And we don’t want that, as that can end up very poorly for you.

Now you’ll be able to make this switch work seamlessly unless you have something that blocks you from doing so, stress is one of those things and can either make or break the attempt of shutting down your emotions in the moment.

If you’re struggling with it do something to decompress from stress.

is there anything else you can do?

Exposing yourself to your emotions

Is another viable road.

By constantly getting accustomed to being in the whirl of your emotions you’ll eventually develop a sort of “immunity” to them. This will result in you being able to push your current threshold to another level, you’ll basically be enlarging your hypothetical emotional cup- so to speak.

This will allow you to bear and endure much longer, and I recommend you to develop a bigger “cup” since you can use it as an extra tool.

Though this approach might be uncomfortable at first, it’s necessary because you’ll get a chance to know yourself and your emotional limits better, and as a byproduct, you’ll be able to have more control over your emotions before they go berserk.

It’s like an additional valve for redirecting the steam, a precautionary measure.

Neat, right?

In the end it doesn’t really matter if you’re “emotional” or whatever the fuck you want to think you are.

Because emotions are real, and as such they can be controlled, and you will be able to control them as much as you’re willing to.

The “hard part” (also called truth) for someone with emotions problems it’s ACKNOWLEDGING that you lack overall self-control over your life in general.

But when you’re at the mercy of your emotions you cannot possibly have any semblance of control.

Take care.

 

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How to Stop Being so Weak and Pathetic When Life Beats You Up

Weakness.

Weakness is something everyone experiences at some point in life, and with that weakness comes frustration, feeling helpless and being pushed around by everyone AND everything.

That’s inevitable.

Trust me, I know.

How does someone escapes that perpetual struggle that is weakness?

First, we must recognize what weakness is.

Weakness is a STATE OF BEING (mental and physical) of helplessness, in which you can’t fight back or muster any strength.

While in that state, someone wouldn’t even think to escape its situation because he or she lacks any kind of willpower or resolution to do so, and even if they had it…they wouldn’t be able to.

He\She has accepted this life as the norm, and they won’t even bother to change the situation because the frustration and the lack of hope they feel is OVERWHELMING.

They believe themselves to be fated to this weakness, that is “just who they are”.

But that is the farthest thing from the truth.

Weakness, in short, is the inability to do ANYTHING in regard to your situation.

 

The Answer is ONE.

It’s obvious but not so obvious…

The OPPOSITE of Weakness, STRENGTH – is needed in order to vanquish weakness.

But this is not as easy as it sounds to put in place, and that is because… weakness, is cumulative at its core.

That means that it stacks up over time, over the years – it becomes even more “stickier” – so to speak, until you’re completely engrossed in it and can’t shake it off anymore.

It’s almost like a drug, the worst kind of drug, that keeps on destroying you the more you fall into the cravings, the more you are exposed to it.

So what can poor little weak you do in order to fight this? the answers are two, but one is more effective than the other:

  1. You distantiate from weakness.
  2. You counter-balance it by exposing yourself to strength.

Yeah, you got it.

Choosing the 1st option is not very smart (while doable) as it doesn’t really add anything to your situation, you’re just depleting yourself without filling the void with what could’ve been an otherwise useful substance (strength).

I’d recommend you to go for the 2nd.

The reason being that strength, too, is cumulative.

Woah, shocked?

Well, why would you be? it makes sense that even that they’re opposite, they work pretty much in the same way when it comes to shaping you.

So, how do you get the most out of this?
EASY.

By combining the 1st and 2nd method!
IF you avoid weakness while exposing yourself to strength, the process will be much quicker.

You can start by cutting off bad habits because habits are one of the things that help weakness cripple in.

Then think about what kind of people to keep in your life and which one to remove. Relationships with the wrong kind of people who saps your energies and therefore bring weakness.

Here I just gave you some examples in which where weakness can be found, but weakness can be spotted ALL OVER YOUR LIFE, in the depths of your persona, even.

Because weakness is not “superficial”, instead it runs deep within you, it has become a part of you without you even knowing.

It can be found in the smallest of things, and that’s why it’s so insidious, because when you give it the chance to crawl even in the things you would categorize as “innocuous”, that’s when it gets you.

So applying strength is the only way to approach this.

 

If you liked this post and want me to talk about how you can develop strength to aid you in your quest against weakness, please let me know in the comments, and share this with your friends, it would really help me out. 😀

Thanks!

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5 Powerful Ways To Decompress From Stress

Tough times are upon us and the need to find a bit of quiet or just being able to “let loose” it’s something important.

Let me give you my 5 personal ways i use to melt that awful feeling from my body and mind.

1) TAKE SOME DEEP BREATHS

Breathing it’s something we have do CONSTANTLY, of course.


It only seem natural that the thing we do the most to guarantee our survival it’s also the thing that can help us the most.

Yet we tend to forget how to properly breathe and instead we leave things to the autopilot.

That’s DUMB.
Yet we do it anyway.
Think of the countless benefits you could gain from this.

Take some time to concentrate on your breathing, 5 minutes can help too.

The longer, the better, the more relaxed you will be.

2) AMAZING, PASSIONATE SEX

I will cover this topic more extensively in the future 😉 BUT!
Being able to “let go” to the fire of passion with your significant other can really help …smooth things out.

Because all of those “good things” *wink wink* actually help the production of good chemicals within your body.

And at the same time you’re creating a safe environment in which you are able to really blow off some steam (In a safe, loving way) with your partner.

3) CHANTING\PRAYING

Now this is something i’ve discovered recently but…

Chanting (a mantra, a prayer, whatever) can bring an innate and almost mystic sense of peace to your nerves.

While i’ll leave to your own consideration if that’s something of holy nature or else, the power of vibrations it’s known to have soothing effects on one’s mind. (Take white noise as example, it’s used to calm down fussy babies and honestly works for me too.)

Whether it’s for the vibrations or for the power of belief and prayers, this can surely help you.

4) TRAINING

This is a very common method to cope with stress, yet many people underplay it.

Working out it’s a great way to reset your mind and let go of that destructive and awful energy, hell, you could even have a better session than usual when you’re stressed!

5) TIME ALONE IN NATURE

And i want to put emphasis on “Alone”.

It has been researched that spending time in nature helps with fighting depression, since it’s an incredibly soothing activity.

So it makes sense that it can be used for when someone’s under a lot of pressure.

I personally go out for a good hour without any kind of music or distraction (no phone either), because that interferes with my feelings, and if i blast my ears with music i won’t be able to “sort out” whatever i’m feeling at the moment.

And nature can help bring me that much needed clarity and tranquillity i so desperately need.

Plus, you burn calories & get fresh air.

Win-win situation.

So what do you think of these ways? have you found them helpful? Let me know in the comments, and drop your own personal ways too!

Take care.

How To Deal With Failures And The Unexpected: Making The Most Out Of Success During Tough Times.

This is a more introspective post that hopefully can give you more insight on how to deal with failure and its consequential (awful) feelings- if you’re in that stage. Read on, discouraged bucko!

Now, i don’t want to make this look extreme, but…

I AM Failure incarnated.

And that’s a disclaimer on why YOU shouldn’t beat up yourself too much because of whatever happened to you.

And before i give you practical stuff on how to handle this gnawing and self-blaming feeling, let me show you why i say I AM FAILURE (By society’s standards, at least) so you know a little bit more about good ol’ mysterious me too.

  • Never finished school and was considered a black sheep by everyone (Yes even family) around me.
  • Countless jobs to which i applied to- shot me down.
  • When i saved up money to attend my dream academy, for my dream carreer (A game-development one) I was up to the task JUST BARELY, but i stopped because i felt i couldn’t keep up with the 2nd year. = Wasted (but not really) time, energy and money.

And i could list another 20 things plus more hard personal stuff i was going through. But i don’t want to make this post about ME.

But about YOU.
But first, how did i reacted to all of this?

Did i break down at some point? yes.
Did i cry? …probably. (keeping it vague for the sake of my manliness)
Did i ever feel like i was not enough? you bet.
Did i ever got help of any kind from anyone? hell fucking NO

But even in the hopeless state of mind in which i was (and believe me- times were really hopeless), my spark, in the end, never went out.

Why?
Because, at some point, my whole being came to a realization.

The failures i’ve experienced and i’m still experiencing DO NOT define me.

Instead, they polish me, they are a test from life to see if i’m FIT to reach my dreams. And that is TRUE FOR YOU, TOO.

Take this analogy as an example:

Do you know how a Blacksmith forges a Sword?

By POUNDING it, over and over again – to get rid of all impurities,
So that in the end the sword becomes sharp, and serves a Purpose.

It’s useless as a mere piece of Iron.

And That’s HOW it works when you’re trying to build yourself.

You NEED to be clobbered, in this case, by life.

Thorin knows, too.

And trust me,
I know.

The feelings that come after failing so many times are unbearable and can take a heavy toll on your mind, body and spirit.

You start questioning yourself, your abilities, your whole point when it comes to your existence.

Now, this might sound clichè- and i think it is- but it’s a very good way of seeing things:

Use your failures as stepping stones.

But careful, i’m not saying that failing it’s everything you should do, like failure, success is also a Teacher.

Although you can’t really control it, you should get your lessons from both your failures AND successes.

They both teach you something different.

When you fail,

reflect on your failures, don’t discount them.
I said reflect, not mourn over them.

Learn something from them, what is it that you could have done differently? Take notes. Be active. Re-build your strategy. Don’t feel defeated.

When you succeed,
Also take notes.
Why is it that i have succeded this time?
How can i replicate this, in an even better way next time?

Don’t be complacent when you do succeed.

ALWAYS do better. Both in defeat & victory.

But… what about regret, you say?

Regret shouldn’t really have a place in your heart. Because unlike failures, regret actually STOPS you in your tracks.

Failures make you evolve,
Regret makes you complacent, and devolve, even.

It’s the thing that WON’T let you move forward.
A useless feeling,
A trickster,
A plague,
Death.

Regret must be replaced with something that shines, something pure… like Resolve.

Its complete opposite.

As soon as possible.

Because regret only comes when you’ve accepted failures and defeat as your way of living.
That is why you have the DUTY to avoid going down to that path.

For that path is dark, muddy and filled with desperation and decay.

You owe it to your success, to your happiness, and ultimately- to your life.

If you’ve enjoyed this post and you have any questions i can answer, please like it and comment down below. I’d be happy to help to the best of my abilities.

You can even contact me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Mirainovi

And as always,
Take care.