It’s been almost 3 weeks since I posted anything on my blog. And yes, life has been extremely busy; both work and personal. Work was busy because we had client deliveries. The US clients go on vacation at this time and before that, generally all deliveries are lined up. So there were long work hours until 10pm, thanks to so many Indian holidays this year.
Personally, my grandfather was admitted in the hospital and now, he is back to home. It’s the old age, countless medicine intakes and too casual food habits to blame. With his recurring bad health, it’s a reminder and realization to all of us to have good eating habits. As we talked and discussed more, my uncle said Britishers introduced two slow-poison ingredients – Sugar and Maida (all purpose flour). It is so hard to think of cooking with only Jaggery (brown sugar) now!
I have consciously given up soft drinks now i.e. Coke and Pepsi.. I just realized 2 weeks ago, that I was unknowingly getting into the habit of drinking a glass of Pepsi almost every day after lunch at work. And I decided to mention it here, so I follow it strictly. I want to be one of those non-soda drinkers; needless to say I am a no-alcohol person.
We don’t realize how important it is to eat healthy food with good eating habits. We all are learning in my family how being cautious now can help us in future to have a normal, less troubled retired life. I am actually very surprised to see the obesity in Bangalore city, amongst the younger generation. College girls and boys these days are quite obese, thanks to all the junk food coming from the west. I am so thankful to belong to an older generation when McD or pizza hut or Coke/Pepsi were not there and moreover we did not have the concept of ‘Pocket money’. We ate what was cooked at home by mom. So I was introduced to junk food at a much later age than today’s generation. And luckily I can differentiate between the junk food and good food. Above all to have the will power to overcome the desire to eat/drink these food items. So good luck to me to stay strong and forget soft drinks for now! Small steps towards a better lifestyle. J