What is chaotic Eating?
Chaotic eating..is the root of many of our health issues?
What is chaotic eating? I have been trying to make a few factors clear..
Eating out more than 3 times a week
Eating predominantly pre-packaged foods, frozen foods and canned foods.
Eating different proportions of carbs, fats and proteins at each meal
Eating too much of one food type, fats, carbs or proteins regularly
Drinking soft drinks or eating sugary things regularly
Eating fried foods, charcoal broiled foods regularly
Eating trans fats regularly or at all
Not eating a significant amount of vegetables
Eating too many cold or raw foods or fruits
Eating too much of the same thing
Eating on the go, in your car, or standing up
Not chewing your food
Eating microwaved food
Eating predominantly foods that are out of season or not local to you
Eating different things all of the time
Eating at different times of the day
Eating before going to bed
Not drinking enough water
Eating foods wrapped in plastic or drinking water from plastic bottles
Eating items predominantly made of chemicals, colorings and dyes
The body likes consistency. It is really good to eat at the same time every day and the same proportion of proteins, veg and carbs or whole grains. The more processed the food the less healthy it is for you and the less life energy it has in it. Eating out will guarantee that you have lesser quality oils and ingredients in general. Not knowing exactly what is in your food and the health of the person preparing it puts you at risk for lower quality food and nutrition. Some things are just known to be bad for you. Charbroiled meats and sodas are poor choices. Not eating enough vegies will also put your body at risk for stagnation and phlegm. Too many cold or raw foods will make you cold and weaken your digestion. Eating before bed or in your car or standing or while rushing or moving will impede your digestion and stress out your whole body. Food is meant to be eaten in a relaxed setting. And a full belly doesn’t digest well during sleep…Eating the same thing over and over leads to nutritional deficiencies… So you need variety AND regularity AND consistency. How many of these things do you do regularly?
Could you eat at the same time? Home cooked meals? Can you regularly prepare meals with the same proportions of vegies, meats or whole grains and beans? Sitting.. and eating 2 hours at least before bed?
It is a real challenge to eat well. It is the root of so many of our illnesses. We need to try to recapture the blessings of healthy eating! Good Luck!