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A Healthier You, In Haiku

Updated on February 13, 2014
The Food pyramid is a way of choosing the amounts of food per day to eat a balanced diet.
The Food pyramid is a way of choosing the amounts of food per day to eat a balanced diet. | Source

Need to be moving?

Breakfast, first food for the day

Better than caffeine.


Need a break from work?

Eat lean foods to restore you.

Lunch Breaks- Essential.


Now time to relax

Workday is finally done.

Salad with supper.


Why am I hungry?

I did eat a balanced meal.

Time to drink water.


Gained a pound today.

I did not eat any snacks.

Must be that latte.


Want to stay alert?

Reaching for that cup of Joe?

Best to eat pineapple.


Elevator's quick.

But my thighs are thicker now.

Better walk up those stairs.


Seafood better than steak.

Five fruits and veggies daily

Cut down carbs and fats.


copyright @ 2013 CMCastro

Healthier Changes Improve Lifestyle

As a nurse and a poet, this writer decided to be more creative using the poetic form of haiku to get the points across. These are simple steps to become heathier. Eating leaner meals, making sure that exercise becomes a routine, even if it means taking the stairs instead of the elevator is a major help to keep the body's organs healthy. Meal breaks are for a purpose, so eating balanced proportions, and not binging on fast foods will keep the blood sugar and the metabolism in tune.

As always, good advice is to contact your physician or health worker before any drastic changes to your daily habits occur. Starting gradually into new exercise habits helps, and giving up certain foods such as caffeine should be a weaning process as well, so not to have that crash and burn feeling.

Be an investigator when you choose your foods too. Those nutritional labels are for a reason.

Enjoy what you eat and enjoy what you do for physical fitness. And share the experience with the whole family. Children are just as prone to body fat as adults. Making exercise and food preparation a family activity makes meal time and play time more fun.


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    • Faith Reaper profile image

      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      How clever and just what I needed to read this very day!!!

      Voted Up ++++ and sharing

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

    • marcoujor profile image

      Maria Jordan 

      5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Love this healthy is just what the Nurse ordered!

      Voted UP and UABI. Hugs, Maria

    • Just Ask Susan profile image

      Susan Zutautas 

      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Great haiku and all so true.

      Voting up and sharing too :)

    • profile image


      5 years ago

      Nice haiku and good reminder to eat from the basic four good groups. voted up++


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