Do you feel guilt eating, say buying a 1000 rupee pastry to your child for example, when undernourished population in Pakistan is 22.0 percent, and 8.1 percent children die before the age of five due to malnourishment. If yes, how do you deal with it? Do we think about the food we waste in our plate at a buffet? At a wedding? Forget the leftovers that the restaurants throw away, talk about the food we pay for and never finish because we dont ‘like’ it. We can easily talk, accuse other. Think aren’t we also doing the same forget about restaurants start from your home we like to throw the left overs or we give them to our maids when they start smelling bad. Think about this and if you feel really concerned about the wastage start from your own home.
Buffet. That’s another harsh reality and very sad indeed. psychologically, in buffet (normally) you don’t get to ENJOY the food as much as you can while having “limited” serving. The constant trap of having more overshadow the purpose you actually go in a restaurant, and many of us don’t know that. God knows how many times I’ve given in to buying something only to regret it later. We have to behave as responsible citizens, do enjoy the rare treat, but let’s also care about our fellow brothers and sisters sitting outside in the cold trying to find food just for that day.
People in west are cutting down packaging, trash, food extras; a concept which is not exactly “minimalism” but yes, a definite realization of what we are consuming extra. Buffet restaurants in Canada ask you to pay for whatever is left in your plate. In Pakistan, leaving food in the plate is considered a sign of affluence and attitude. Surprisingly enough, people end up terming you bhooka for finishing your meal, forget buffets. Technically, poverty should be measured on the global level and not a country wise comparison should be made. Entrepreneurs should bring the prices down throughout the world or dedicate a certain percentage to charity
I think we feel like that no matter what we spend. A good way to counter it is to become part of some initiative to help people in need and others. You don’t have to cut yourself off from the things you enjoy but you can still find a way to give back to the society. Before one even begins to answer this question, we have to realise that everyone’s definition of ‘too much’ varies considerably. We are all looking for instant gratification. Difficult times are ahead in this world of social media, and We are so not ready for it. It is already affecting how people buy, react, show and behave. and the worst part is, the national “sadness” level is increasing. Everyone is regretting what he is doing “happily”.
1. Earn Halal
2. Spend Halal
3. Do not waste
4. Give charity from your Halal earnings
If you do the above, then no need to feel guilty about anything. When Pakistan’s current leaders are looting the country and are the reason for why people are without healthcare, clean water, and education, it is not the 1000 rupee pastry that is to be blamed, but the corrupt system of this country. It all comes down to what one is actually trying to achieve. As long as life is going to be a rat race about the best food, clothes, lifestyle etc. this problem will never go away.
And now something about our exclusive live event that is going to take place on 22-1-2018. Our guest Adnan is a certified fitness trainer trained from the American College of Sports Medicine (USA), The International Sport Sciences Association (USA), holds a diploma in sport psychology from Rusland College (UK) and has done many short courses and attended many international conferences. He will be talking on commonly found obesity among children and how junk food affects personal health of your children.
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P.S.: Malnurition would not be a problem if people considered their resources before reproducing.