4 Healthy Third World Habits



2. Eat less. Portion sizes have ballooned in this country right along with our waist sizes. Meanwhile, in many other parts of the world (as well as in pockets of our own country), there are people who go hungry every day. That said, there are also plenty of people who live well on a whole lot less food than most Americans eat. Try to reduce your daily consumption. At first you’ll be hungry.

Instead of reacting automatically to hunger pangs, slow down and observe. How do you feel? How does hunger affect your mood, your ability to think and make effective decisions? I’m not at all suggesting that you remain truly hungry for long periods of time. Rather, become a more conscious observer of what an empty stomach feels like and how it affects you. This awareness will make you a more grateful and appreciative eater.

Kim Kash

Kim Kash has been a writer and editor for over 20 years, many of those with Daedalus Books. The author of the bestselling Ocean City: A Guide to Maryland's Seaside Resort (Channel Lake, 2009), Kim is a founder of the Greenbelt Farmers Market near Washington, D.C. Topics she covers as a freelance writer for range from federal government policy to yoga, food and travel. She often writes for beachbody.com which provides home fitness video programs and recently launched the Body Beast Workout. Two years ago at age 40, Kim and her husband sold everything and moved to the Middle East. Since then, she has traveled to twelve new countries and has taken up sailing, diving, and rock climbing.

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