It seems so difficult at times to stay on track with a healthy lifestyle and healthy diet. If it’s not one thing it’s usually another that keeps us from reaching positive results. This article will provide some healthy living tips that might just keep you on track in accomplishing your goals.
Healthy Living Tip-Eat Smaller Portions Like The Europeans
When visiting Paris several years ago, I was amazed that so many natives were carrying a weight that seemed to be in proportion to their bodies. I was window shopping downtown, and was drooling as I looked into some of the bakery’s that were loaded with the most “fattening” looking food on the planet. Pastries that were covered in cream and chocolate, that sent out an aroma that just lured you into the shop.
After purchasing my tasty delight, I proceeded to sit on one of the small bistro table’s right outside the bakery. There were several “Parisian’s” that were sitting nearby, all of whom were engaging in similar delights. As I went full bore into my weighty pastry, I noticed that the single item they had purchased was broken up into four smaller pieces.
Initially, I had believed that they were just trying to save a buck, but after seeing this “strange behavior” on many different occasions, and in many different restaurants, I realized it was part of a healthy lifestyle. The Europeans have it right when it comes to “portion sizing” their meals. It truly is not as important as what you are eating, then as to how much of it you are eating. Picking up some healthy living tips in Paris made the trip worthwhile after all.
So now I am trying to implement this same rational back in the good old U.S.A. Unfortunately, I am sitting here finishing up my “Big Mac” sandwich, which for some reason is so difficult to break into pieces. What lessons did I actually learn in Paris? That portion sizing is of prime importance. Eating what you enjoy, but just eating smaller amounts. I guess the old saying, “everything in moderation” can hold true at times.