Monday, 4 March 2013
There has been a shift in nutrition classes (which do not exist in the curriculum) from discussing healthy food to discussing calories.
I had a chance to notice this when i was attending a health camp at an ashram , where many had come with illness and some like me to know what is health, i had been reading too much on diseases that i did not know health.
Many had been told to cut their food , to so much of calories per day, at earlier places.
I had since wondered how one could be on a fixed calories /day when the seasons changed, the work shifted and the mind was different every day.
The same folks had no idea if the calories came from junk food or organic food, but calories was their yard line, or guard line.
If one is on natural food, u cannot eat more than u need, the body mechanism will tell u .
If u have a way of listening to it and respecting it , i guess the calorie theory would be a sham, and we would not add up carbonated drinks so many calories, chips so many calories and well they are within the limit of my calorie requirements--- stupid.
Easy is right ,you are hungry , eat ,choose your food according to the availability,and its closeness to nature, and cook with your expertise in not destroying it, no self respecting person will stuff like a pig,( may be they are force fed)and then worry about calories.
(kannaku potu sapidu vatha , illai kannaka sapiduvatha.)
Are u going to eat after calculation, or are u going to eat calculatively.
Posted by venkhat