Healthy eating or obsession?

Healthy eating or obsession?

There are many people convinced that they are eating a healthy diet or even having discovered what the true diet is to achieve weight loss, longevity and well-being .

But when you go and see what these people eat, you will be amazed.

None of them are on the same diet.

Specifically, if you do a search, here’s what you’ll notice.

  • There are people who eat only meat (I mean really, no vegetables or anything else) and call it healthy eating.
  • Either those who  don’t eat carbohydrates or limit themselves to a lot of vegetables and one fruit a day , and they call it healthy eating.
  • People who eat a lot of fat , and they call it healthy eating
  • And people who only eat fruit , and they call it healthy eating.

But the list is long and I could go on and on.

Each of these people builds beliefs. 

  • Scientific research read here and there, without knowing whether or not they are reliable and how much.
  • People they believe are trustworthy, are they doctors or (unfortunately) something else.
  • Others like them follow the same principles, which reinforces their views.

What if despite this, they are wrong?
How could they understand it?

Well, there are many symptoms that suggest to these people that they are not having a healthy diet .
I’ll tell you a few.


  1. Blood values,  eg. having very low cholesterol causes cardiovascular risk as is having high cholesterol.
  2. The lower your body temperature,  the more you feel bad.
  3. The reappearance of symptoms that initially disappeared with the diet, but disappeared due to stress!
  4. Problems sleeping, perceived stress problems, emotional problems.
  5. In women, problems with periods  and fertility.
  6. Poor libido.
  7. Osteoporosis, high TSH, asthenia, digestive disorders.
  8. Hunger, difficult relationship with food, anxious thoughts about food.
  9. Suboptimal body composition .
    For example: thin legs and normal weight, but with a belly.
  10. They never get sick or get sick often,  i.e. hyper or hypoactive immune system.

Yet despite these episodes that may suggest something, people continue to make choices contrary to their state of health convinced that this means following a healthy diet.

I’m not saying this with malice, I’ve been through it.

We are all looking for answers.
Many of us are ill.
Many of us believe that a different diet can improve their symptoms, but this is not always the case .
And maybe that’s not the case at all, unless your doctor tells you to do it.

The answers, even the wrong ones, allay our anxiety.
What does healthy eating mean exactly?


We play a game.
This is a definition that I bring you, after you will read about what .
Don’t spoil !!!
In fact, this game must serve to make you think, if you anticipate and read the solution you only do harm to yourself.
Here is the game.

Can you tell me what this definition corresponds to?
“An altered consumption or absorption of food that significantly impairs physical health or psychosocial functioning”.

Let’s first see what the first part can mean.
Altered consumption or absorption of food.

  • Eliminating food categories, for example, is altered consumption, but it also affects the absorption of food . …  All of this will result in a nutrient absorption problem.

How many times have you taken a supplement without knowing the exact ingredients?

What do you think happens if you play sports and take specific amino acids?
Those amino acids reduce the absorption of other amino acids. If you minimize fat, how do you plan to absorb the fat-soluble vitamins? If you only eat once a day, can we talk about altered consumption? Eating too much or too little is always impaired consumption. Choosing a day a week in which to give yourself the freedom to eat what you want is altered consumption.

  • Let’s see the second part.
    Significantly damages physical health .

    Can we say that a very low metabolism harms physical health? Of course.
    What about the nutritional deficiencies you create with the x or y diet? Yes.
    What about the symptoms I mentioned above? Yup.
  • Let’s see the third part.
    Psychosocial functioning.
  • When you don’t go out because you are on a diet.
  • Or you don’t want to be seen eating , because people wouldn’t understand.
  • Or you argue with your parents over the preparation of the dishes.
  • If on vacation you worry about how not to go wrong rather than live the experience.
  • When your period turns into a week of hell and you feel like you’re freaking out.
  • If you demonize a particular food and eat it once , you feel guilty.
  • If your food choices make you feel good / bad.
  • When you eat something because you think you “deserve it” and you teach the same thing to others. For example to your children.
  • In case your eating habits affect your family.
  • If your mood, determined by your diet, also, and now you know it,  ruins the relationship with others.
  • When your habits or eating habits and more, think about who trains and go into crisis if you miss a week, make it impossible for you to listen to the reasons of others .
    Which obviously are all enemies if they don’t think like you.

Think about it, seriously.
You just have to think about yourself and your situation honestly.
And this honesty will be your first form of awareness.
The more honest you are and understand that something is, in fact, wrong, the sooner you will be free to choose.

Does your eating style affect your health, and are you sure it does it for the better?
Does it affect your relationship with others, your social life?
Your free time?
The way you look in the mirror?
Has it created or reduced any fixations?

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