Category: | Diets & Weight Loss

Why Do We Eat The Food We Do

There are many different factors that determine which foods we choose to eat and these decisions start right from childhood.

Initially the foods we eat as a child are determined by the family environment and also by the other children we mix with at school.

Children will pick up bad eating habits from their parents and they will naturally begin to choose the same types of foods as their parents simply because that is what they are used to eating. If that food has low nutritional value then the never ending need to feed the hunger will start and gradually over time the percentage of body fat will increase.

Consider all the foods and drinks that you consume now and whether you naturally enjoyed eating or drinking them the first time you experienced them.

How many young people don’t like the taste of alcoholic drinks when they first try them only to consume vast quantities later in life? They have become accustomed to the taste and over time anyone can change their eating and drinking habits according to their environment and choices.

Just look at all the types of foods that are consumed throughout the world by different races of people. If you were living in another country it is highly likely that your eating habits would be completely different to what they are now.

Fortunately you can reverse bad eating habits by eating foods that are better for your health and in doing so you will become more accustomed to eating those foods and prefer them to the foods that have caused the weight problems in the first place.

The hunger won’t be there and the need to consume excessive amounts of food will be gone because you will be getting sufficient nutrition while eating a reasonable amount of food.

You feel more satisfied more of the time and that is something that most over weight people are constantly trying to achieve but never managing even by eating huge portions of food.

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