The last few months I have read a lot on ‘living healthy’, ‘which foods you should eat to be healthy’ etc. I made notes and I am trying to live according to the information I gathered.
“Knowledge is power”
Absolutely true but, does knowledge really help people to stay on the right path?
After reading Knowledge is power but it won’t help you loose weight I realised that knowledge is great to gain, but if you are not serious about what you are busy with, all the knowledge in the world won’t change your behaviour.
They gave a very good example – A smoker, it is nothing new to that person that “smoking kills”, do they stop smoking because they have that knowledge of how bad it is for you? Nope.
Same goes for overweight people, we know that being fat is not good for our health. Do we stop eating unhealthy? Nope.
Why? If a person finds something that they enjoy or that they think ‘helps’ them get through things, for example – an emotional eater, when they are sad they eat. The addiction takes over from reality. We would rather look for excuses as to WHY we can’t stop than to use our knowledge of the negative effects of whatever bad it is we are doing to stop doing it and change our habits.
All the knowlegde in the world won’t help you if you are not willing to make the changes necessary to live a better life.