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How To Stop Watching Tv And Start Eating Good Food

For most of the modern world, television is the “new religion” of living. It’s a constant reminder of what we can’t do, and what we can’t have. It’s also a great excuse to justify our unhealthy lifestyles to ourselves.

For most of the modern world, television is the “new religion” of living. It’s a constant reminder of what we should strive to accomplish, it’s also a huge distraction from what it’s true nature should be. It’s been shown time and time again that if you don’t like what you see, it’s easy to turn to television as some source of motivation, some “I don’t have time for this.” But what people don’t realize is that television isn’t making them better or healthier; they are merely watching more television. And when they are watching more television, they’re not getting more actionable ideas or information. So here’s how you can use this as your own, very powerful weapon to make a change in how you view your health and yourself.

Make a commitment to take some time out from television with your loved ones.  Take the time to exercise, read, study, work on your business or in your personal life. There are many other things that you can do that will improve your self-esteem, reduce depression and anxiety, increase your physical activity, help you think more critically, and ultimately make you a healthier person.

Cutback TV to less than 3 hours a day- If this seems like a crazy idea, it’s not all that crazy. All too often people in the modern world only see the bad in things, and only realize a week after its impact when they begin to experience symptoms of fatigue, poor sleep and other negative consequences. What people don’t realize is that over time, this behavior can actually lead to illness, and it is important to put yourself in a supportive environment that is more likely to make you healthier for life in every area you have a passion for.

Change the way you use TV- If you watch television less, try switching to other video streaming sites that do not show commercials, and don’t have all the same channels, such as Youtube or Vimeo. Don’t watch TV on your phone, it is an addiction, and there is simply nowhere to watch television except on TV sets and some of your more techy smart devices.

Change how you cook- If you use television as your primary tool for cooking, then I am not sure that you are going to be able to maintain the same consistency with it that was your primary tool for your life in the past.

Use video-sharing sites such as YouTube, Vimeo or Vine, or blogs to educate yourself on other food-related topics in order to avoid falling back into your old habits.

Eat fresh food- TV allows you to be a hypocrite, and it’s important to be clear with yourself which foods are the foods that you are going to eat. I often see young people who are eating fast food, who are often eating processed food as opposed to the fresher, natural foods.

Have a healthy relationship with food- Don’t try to control, control others, or try to make them do what you want them to eat.  Remember that everything you read or see, is a reflection of how society sees your own behavior.

Stop eating fast food- You do not have to do this, but if you have no energy, stop consuming that first thing in the morning.

Stop eating high fructose corn syrup- High fructose corn syrup is one of the biggest ingredients in fast food, and if you choose to eat it everyday for a couple of years, you’ll begin to absorb this poison.

Stop watching TV and try to eat less of everything else- You will be surprised how healthy you are by restricting your overall food intake and by focusing on the most important things in your life, without spending time watching other things.

Don’t just read and study about your health, eat right- For the sake of your health, start eating in a way that you enjoy and that makes you feel good, so that you can begin to understand your own behavior.