Achieving More With Less : Why Saying ‘No’ Is Healthy


When it comes to comparing the healthy and everyone else, it has less to do with what they consume and more do to with what they don’t.

Saying ‘Yes’ is easy.

Saying ‘No’ can be much harder but it’s the master skill in leading a healthy and meaningful life.

In an age where we are bombarded with a thousand different options, our choice to be healthy has more to do with the foods that we DON’T consume versus the food that we do. This is curious times. Many call it the age of information but to many it is also the age of distraction.

Distraction in the forms of a multitude of options come to us in every direction. With so much competing for our attention we can lose focus on what really matters. The real danger is to decide without thinking.

Maybe some did but maybe there are many also who didn’t.

For everything we say ‘Yes’ to, we are saying ‘No’ to something else.

‘I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.’
– Albert Einstein

Saying ‘Yes’ to any foods is not the answer. Saying ‘No’ and eating less of the bad stuff is. The ultimate key to healthiness is reducing or saying ‘no’ to more foods so you can say ‘yes’ to the right ones and this can expedite you towards your goals in health (or weight loss).

Saying no to the unimportant so that we can do the important is the ultimate of achieving more with less.

Whether it’s foods with reduced sugar, salt, fats, gluten free or wholesome foods with high fibre richness, whole grain foods, it’s time to take stock, say no to the unhealthy foods and begin enriching our health with the food that really benefits our body.

‘Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.’
– Confucius

It’s really not saying ‘No’ to all the unhealthy foods, but reducing them and maintaining a balance with more intake of healthy foods.

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