It is rightly said that anything in excess is harmful, be it work, dance, laugh, love, or anger, and definitely food. On the one hand, we die if we are deprived of food, and on the other, we still die if we munch on too much of it. This tells us that balance is the key. Our body needs balance to survive, in deficiency of which, it is bound to be engulfed with ailments. I talk about the dangers of food imbalance because I was its victim once.
Before that, I was a girl with an ideal body weight and mass. I was pretty active in the field of sports and workouts too. However, a few years back, I developed a strange addiction to food. It started with three or four chocolates a day and soared to full plates of junk food every day. I felt helpless around food. Its smell would overwhelm me and I would let myself loose and binge my heart out.
Witnessing a steep increase in my food habits, my parents cut down my allowance which led me to eating only homemade food for some time, but after that, I started stealing money for food since my body demanded the taste of cheese, burgers, and fries. Somewhere deep inside, I knew that I was pushing myself off the cliff by indulging in such a habit but I failed at stopping myself.
I had to pay for this in some way or other. My body had started giving signs of its saturation point being exceeded. It was covered in a layer of extra fat. My clothes didn’t fit me and I couldn’t fit that fact into my life. I dreaded the verity that my running speed had lessened and that I couldn’t play as properly as I could before.