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04B RIGHT FOOD - TWO SIMPLE RULES
How do you know that you are getting the right kind of food? How do you know how to choose? Many books have been written on science and nutrition, yet there are two simple rules which make it very easy for you to have a balanced diet.
1. Eat enough food, but not too much. That is, enough to maintain an ideal body weight.
2. Choose a wide variety of wholesome, unrefined foods.
The first rule is quite simple to follow if we think about it. You all know how it feels to have enough in your stomach and you also know how it feels to have too much in your stomach. You have a comfortable and satisfied feeling when you have enough. You have a very uncomfortable feeling when you have had too much. Besides your stomach being affected and actually damaged, you dull your brain and put an extra burden on other organs when you overeat. The basic cause of being overweight is really eating too much. Seldom is it a psychological or glandular problem. Ordinarily the only glands that dont function properly when a person is overweight are the salivary glands. If one inherits anything which contributes to this obesity, it is probably a way of eating too much, and eating foods that have an excess of sugar and fat. If you have a problem of being overweight, avoid sweets as much as possible, and cut down on fats, fried foods, and refined cereals and breads. Do not allow yourself to ever indulge in between-meal snacks.
The second rule is also quite simple. There is no single pattern for meal planning which must be followed in order to insure good health. A good diet can be made up in many ways. Practical guides, however, have been developed which can give you the assurance that your meals contain all of the nutrients needed for good health.
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