How many times have we heard “Finish up your food … Be thankful for the food on your plate … There are children in Africa that are starving.”?? Do you also, like half of the World, feel strongly about wasting food? It is quite normal to feel that way, as it is imbibed in us since childhood that we should not throw away food. But hang on, and give it a thought … we agree you should not waste food, but, should you really be doing it at the cost of your body storing that “extra bit” in your bellies or thighs. Isn’t the belief a wee bit faulty if it jeopardizes your own well-being?
You would happily eat every morsel of food on your plate if someone came forward and showed you how stuffing yourself will help reduce starvation in Africa! But is that going to happen? Absolutely not! So, you might as well save yourself from the guilt, and eat right instead.
As per a study on the state of the world’s health, for the first time in decades, the number of diseases is increasing and life expectancy is declining as a result of people eating too much than eating too little!. In other words, food wasted inside your belly is a bigger problem today. On the other hand, you don’t want to feel guilty about throwing the leftover food on your plate in the trash.