aware of the factors that influence what and how much you eat can help you make informed
Food is everywhere. For most people, it is easy to find
something to eat, especially unhealthy options.
Routines. Plan to eat,
and make family meals routine. Children benefit from the social skills, plus everyone
gets a balanced meal.
Marketing. Unhealthy foods can look fun, easy,
and tasty with colorful marketing packages and free toys. Frozen, instant, microwavable,
prepackaged-these foods aren't usually fruits and vegetables. And they often have
a lot of either salt, sugar, or fat-and sometimes all three!
social meanings. Some foods are comforting and familiar, even if they are not
nutritious and healthy. Religious, political, or social beliefs help us make food
choices for ourselves and our families.
Family and living situations.
Other people may shop and prepare the food we eat. This is especially true for children
and their eating habits.
of nutrition. Basic nutrition doesn't have to be complicated. Don't get confused
when a new study in the news conflicts with everything you know. Look at the big picture.
More research might need to be done before it becomes fact.
isn't so much the time of day that matters but what and how much you eat when you
do. The longer you wait between eating, the more you tend to eat at your next meal
or snack. For example, if you eat an early dinner, you may be hungry before bedtime.
Consider eating just 1 hour later, or don't eat dessert.
This information does not replace the advice of a doctor.
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