You may have heard the expression, “A calorie is a calorie is a calorie.” Therefore, if this is true, it shouldn’t really matter where you get them from. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. We are complex beings and the constellation, Pisces, serves as another signpost, reminding us that we must eat healthy.
Different calorie sources can have vastly different effects on our total food intake. How we use up our calories can be affected by the various sources of calories, having an impact on hunger and hormone production. Consuming calories from different sources may also negate the need for vitamin supplements. One “school” of thought is that it may be more important to get our calories from a variety of sources than to count how many calories we consume in a day.
Just as Libra reminded us to have a balanced life, it is equally important to have a balanced diet—a diet that is not restrictive but serves a sensible plan of exchanges and choices.
The constellation Pisces, meaning “the Fishes,” highlights an important source of our calorie selection in the quest to healthy eating. Fish and seafood are good sources of protein and typically low in fat. While slightly higher in fat than other varieties, salmon packs in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which can reduce joint stiffness and inflammation.
A review of several medical and health journals state many benefits of adding fish to our eating plans. They range from being an important source of major nutrients, may reduce the risk of heart attacks or stroke, improve brain health, help prevent or treat depression, and reduce autoimmune disease. As always, one should consult their health care provider for information in treating any health condition.
You can find Pisces in the night sky as two fish swimming at right angles to each other, connected by a line. Legend has it that two mythological figures transformed themselves into fish to escape an awful monster. Let Pisces serve as another signpost, reminding us to create a balanced, healthy eating plan and escape the awful monster of obesity.
This is part six of the multipart series, “Aim for the Stars.” In my next blog, we’ll explore the constellation Aquarius, the Water Bearer.
Missed the beginning of our journey through the constellations? Check out the rest of Aim for the Stars.