Let’s Get Rid of Bad Eating Habits

Some families felt that having extra time at home led to a considerable increase in unhealthy snacks caused by the lockdown. In addition, they generated the storage and uncontrollable purchases of censer products by panic due to uncertainty.

The Woman Post | María Carolina Rivero

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These actions caused a sedentary lifestyle in women and children and consequently the obesity experienced by many countries.

A study published in The New England Journal of Medicine by Dr. Murray and collaborators at Global Burden of Disease (GBD) revealed the effects of obesity in 195 countries over 25 years. The data collected were based on the Global Burden of Disease study and determined that obesity affected 107.7 million children and 603.7 million adults. The findings show that obesity has doubled in 73 countries and increased in other nations. In addition, the prevalence of overweight was higher in women than in men and the peak of ages was between 60 and 64 for the female gender and between 50 and 54 years for the male.

Recommendations To Improve Eating Habits

Susan Bowerman, Senior Worldwide Nutrition Education, and Training indicate that bad habits are very easy to acquire. However, they are very difficult to change. The idea is that there is a transformation in behavior and prioritize the easiest changes. In addition, you can identify what triggers those bad habits, which are usually anxiety and stress, and break the chain.

1. Maintain good hydration as a daily routine: The constant absorption of water is one of the basic pillars of a good diet. Women should guarantee their children the intake of 1.8 liters of water per day. However, it also counts the consumption of broths, juices, infusions, and tea.

2. Guarantee the consumption of at least 5 servings between fruits and vegetables: The intake of mashed or vegetable creams and the increase in peeled and cut fruits drive consumption in the little ones.

3. Prefer the intake of whole-grain products and legumes: Cereals and whole-grain products, such as pasta, bread, and rice, are recommended. Do not include in your diet foods such as pastry sweets or Knick Knacks.

4. Eat other foods of animal origin with caution: Incorporate red meat into your diet one time a week, fish two or three times a week, and eggs and poultry three or four times a week.


5. Radically reduce fast foods, fizzy drinks, or packaged juices and fats: Avoid the consumption of pizzas, hamburgers, lasagna, croquettes, and hot dogs, among others.

6. Limit the consumption of salt and sugars and implement olive oil: Salt intake generates tension problems and sugar complications in diabetics. Moderation in these products is the key to achieving a good eating habit.

7. Take care of your portions to avoid obesity in the family: The excess requires a lot of care because it causes serious problems in your body, such as obesity and cardiovascular diseases. Consider measuring portions according to their corresponding ages and weights, with advice from a nutritionist.

8. Eat as a family and without digital devices: Strengthen meals at the table and with the family, these actions help to consume healthy foods. Keep in mind that digital devices distract and interfere and this can lead to excess or even lack of food.

9. Do not skip any food: Some experts reveal that breakfasts have a close link with memory and attention span. That is why they express that breakfasts are the most important meal of the day. Schedules play a fundamental role, so you usually have good eating habits.

In short, the health and well-being of families require a series of good eating habits, which are usually provided by women. However, the education you must acquire to take on these new challenges becomes great benefits for your health and that of your family.

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