Getting kids to adopt healthy eating habits is not always easy. ‘Healthy eating’ often involves consuming foods that are perceived as being ‘bland’. And kids are likely to resist the consumption of such foods – for they prefer ‘tastier’ stuff. On the other hand, healthy eating often entails giving up (or at least minimizing) the consumption of certain foods that are perceived as being ‘tasty’. Kids are naturally drawn to such foods, and getting them to give them up — or at least minimize — their consumption, can be very hard. Therefore, you are likely to encounter resistance, while trying
There are several steps that you need to follow, while designing a healthy eating program. In today’s article, we will be highlighting those steps. Before going any further, it is important for us to define ‘healthy eating’. In that regard, we will all agree that healthy eating is that which entails (mostly) the consumption of substances that are helpful to the body. Conversely, healthy eating entails (mostly) the elimination of substances that are likely to be unhelpful to the body – including those that are outright harmful. With that definition in mind, we can now proceed to look at the
Many of us believe that you can’t eat healthy on a tight budget. We have been conditioned to believe that you need to have lots of money, to eat healthy. Thus, we keep on pumping ourselves full of junk food, under the false impression that we can’t afford healthy food. And so we end up suffering the consequences of eating the junk food on a long term basis – yet we could have done better. It is, of course, true that healthy food tends to be costlier than junk food. But that doesn’t mean that it is totally impossible to
There are certain mistakes that you need to avoid, in the course of your healthy eating programs. If you don’t avoid these 3 mistakes, it is easy to mess up with your healthy eating programs. That is where, for instance, you would still find yourself having poor health, in spite of you eating the right foods. Healthy eating means more than just avoiding the unhealthy foods. The 3 mistakes you need to avoid in the course of your healthy eating programs include: Eating too big portions: the foods you are eating may be healthy, but if you eat too big
It is not easy to make the shift from unhealthy eating habits to healthy eating habits. That shift represents a fundamental change: one that you are almost certainly bound to struggle with. Human beings are, after all, creatures of habit. As such, changing habits – especially the long-held habits – tends to be hard. You therefore shouldn’t expect it to be very easy for you to adopt healthy eating habits. There are, however, some tips that can help you in this process of adopting healthy eating habits: Make the change gradual: gradual change tends to be better than sudden change.
We are still at the beginning of the year – a time when people tend to make all sorts of resolutions. In keeping with the spirit of the time, in today’s article, I will be recommending some 5 healthy eating habits you can adopt in this New Year. Those include: Reducing the amount of sugar you consume on a daily basis: here, you shouldn’t just focus on the number of spoons of sugar you consume. You should also be on the lookout for other indirect ways in which you get to consume sugar. Those include through sodas, juices and other
Most of us are aware of the connection between the food we eat and our health. Most of us know that some of the foods we eat are unhealthy. Yet we go ahead and eat them. It seems to be irrational: a scenario where one opts to eat something, knowing very well that it has potential to make him sick. Therefore the question comes up, as to why people opt to eat unhealthy foods. That is the question I will be addressing in today’s article. It emerges that there are people who opt to eat unhealthy food simply because they
We are often told that the food we eat may be making us sick. But more often than not, we are not told what exactly in the food we eat has potential to make us sick. And this is why many people opt to ignore the advice given with regard to healthy eating. Most of us are, after all, people who believe in logic. Therefore, if we are told that the food we eat has potential to make us sick, we have to be shown how exactly. We have to be shown the specific ingredients in the foodstuffs we buy