Monday, April 13, 2015

Jung Eun (201200741) / Indulge yourself when Dieting / Thrus 56

Indulge Yourself when Dieting


It is a conventional wisdom that one should refrain from eating fatty foods that are high calories when going on a diet. However, as most of such meals like various fast foods, fried chicken, processed foods, ice cream and snacks are hard to abstain from, we are prone to either end up going on a binge afterwards or be under considerable stress from suppressing our ravenous appetite for them. Therefore, refraining from eating such meals is not an ideal solution. By indulging yourself in whatever dish you prefer, not only can you minimize the risk of going on a binge for consecutive days, but also can live a stress-free life with the enjoyment of convenience and of delicious meals.


First, set a specific date, once a week, when you are going to indulge yourself in disregard of calories or type of food you intake. For instance, if you marked Friday to be the designated date for self-indulgence, free to eat whatever meals you like on that day but bear in mind to steer clear of fast food restaurants and such food stands during the rest of the days. This away, not only can you immunize yourself from oppressing appetite through maintaining your self-established rules but also genuinely enjoy your meals without suffering from guilty conscience for such intake. Great weight gain come when you incessantly go on a binge for consecutive days with such meals. As long as you keep to your daily regimen routinely, you can both immunize your ravenous appetite and not put on weight easily.


Second, you can have stress-free life with indulgence of yourself. Among various kinds of pleasures, eating itself takes up great part of our lives. While going overboard in trying to avoid our favorite meals out of diet can enormously dampen our mood and enthusiasm for our life. Not only is this harmful for our mental health but also can sap morale in a workplace or in a school. Living a healthy life doesn't necessarily mean maintaining a physical fitness but also to live a life with vitality in a positive mental state. If eating such high calories, fatty meals provide us with indescribable euphoria, then it is advisable to indulge yourself in them. It is better to feel guilty of what you have eaten than to suffer from not being able to eat them. As former guilt of conscience helps us curbing our incapability to control our eating habits, we can live life to the fullest by indulging ourselves.


To sum up, contrary to old belief which force us to avoid fatty, high calories foods, we can go on a diet in a healthier, more effective manner by indulging ourselves in whatever food we like. By eating our favorite meals regularly within a self-established regimen, we can strengthen our resistance against our voracious appetite. By indulging ourselves, we can live a happier, healthier life with content. 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jung Eun :) Your title was enough to catch my eyes and made me want to read your writing. I could predict the following contents by reading the thesis statement. Body paragraphs well embodied the effects of indulgence. There were minor grammatical issues but no big deal. I learned lots of vocabularies and expressions from your writing. Thanks for sharing :)