Friday, March 24, 2023

How Becoming A Foodie Made Me Fat And Unhealthy.

The picture on the left was taken 5 years ago while the one on the right was taken just last week. A world of difference, right? 

We mentioned before that my health deteriorated from 2013 to 2018 due to negligent eating and attending media tastings. 

Then, we were busy chasing endless food trends and new openings. 

I was guilty of trying too hard to be a reputable foodie that I neglected my health. I looked significantly fatter and felt much unhealthier by the end of 2018.

So much of mainstream and social media today is only obsessed with bombarding us with tempting food content. We can understand why it is sometimes hard to eat well and proper.

Every article and Instagram post only showcases new and fashionable food, with very little regard for nutrition. 

It has become almost a national pastime and infatuation to be among the firsts to dine at a new hip eatery.

It also doesn’t help when so many food publications focus only on listicles. These refer to those “top 10 lists” of best hawker food, best pastries etc. 

It is no wonder so many of us spend so much time and money patronising as many eateries during our spare time, but very little effort into looking after our own health and diet.

I ended up consuming much more unhealthy food than I should. Over time, I ate so much sugar and refined carbs that it eventually proved too much for me.

Looking at the 2018 photo is a very sobering reminder of how metabolically unhealthy I looked. And it was probably worse inside. 

At the end of 2018, I made a very conscious decision to stop being a foodie. And after 5 years, the results speak for themselves.

Now, we enjoy a better quality of life whilst looking and feeling more vibrant. And we no longer crave to be part of that foodie crowd. 

For being a foodie means very little to us today. While we still enjoy a new discovery every now and then, it’s more the exception than the rule.

It means more to us that what we eat now has a positive benefit for our health, save for that rare cheat meal. 

If you have been chasing food trends for a while, maybe it’s time to ask yourself - are you feeling healthy today?

1 comment:

  1. Good to see that you've managed to turn your foodie life around to become more healthy!