Sunday, July 9, 2017


I don't think about food in my daily life. It is just a ready, wrapped, consumable thing for me that I have to stuff in my mouth in order to not die...
That exactly what it was for me for last fifteen years. Before than that, I wasn't thinking about food either because my mom use to cook for us and all I had to do was sit on a chair, pull the plate in front of me and eat whatever on it. When you pursue a life like that, you won't really pay attention what food do to your body and your mind.

Years later, I moved to my own apartment and things changed for me. I was eating cardboard quality food. It was making me moody and my energy level became significantly low. Because of that, I gained habits that require less energy and provide instant excitement. I am talking about video games and watching Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu constantly.

Please don't get me wrong. There is nothing wrong with playing video games and binging on Daredevil. I enjoy doing both of them and I don't think it is waste of time. Yet, I enjoy being outside, write short essays, do something athletic etc. All of these things are time-consuming and to balance these activities I had to sacrifice the time for preparing and eating food. Hence, last fifteen years my meals were not much harm to my body but had no benefits either.

When you read healthy life style blogs or watch documentaries about healthy food, narrators tell you what changed their life drastically. It is mostly a health issue ends up in ICU or an accident which ends in ICU. Then they decide to start a healthy life style.

Well, that didn't happen to me. Instead, one day my roommate moved out and took his PS4 and forty two inch television with him. All of a sudden I had extra four to six hours to do something else. It led me to choose to put more time and effort on how to feed myself.

First time in our evolution, our bodies are not able to keep up with our minds. We give shorter lunch breaks and eat faster to catch up our daily tasks but we digest in the same amount of time like our ancestors did. We can trigger a panic attack just because we forgot breath slower. In fact, companies like Apple, now install applications to remind us to breathe as default in their products. And it is very sad.

All the sages, wise men and women and the enlighten ones suggest us to enjoy simple things in our lives when they appear. What we eat and drink is one of them. Most of us have the luxury to have a meal three times a day.

Hence, this blog begins. Not to ignore simple pleasures.

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