Children are like sponges. They absorb all the information they receive and imitate the behaviors of the adults they have around. There are moments when they cannot differentiate the good from the bad. This is why they need role models in their lives. Role models who can show them how and why to select healthy food. Because understanding the reasons behind a healthy food selection is important in order to preserve good eating habits throughout time.
But it is also true that children develop a resistance towards listening to grow ups when they are told to eat their vegetables. So what is the best way to get through to a child? By having another child explain to them why and what they can eat in order to form healthy eating habits.
Before checking out the video parents can also take into account a few tips that can help them on the long term.
I admit I love Jamie Oliver. He has a relaxed attitude and he is passionate about cooking. Whenever I see him doing what he knows best it fascinates me terribly. Why? Because I see in front of me a person who is completely absorbed by what he does and who gives everything in order to produce a unique and tasty dish. And he does this without the slightest hint of effort.
But just because he is in the food industry it doesn’t mean that he encourages reckless eating and processed food. In fact he is a strong advocate of adopting a balanced diet that can diminish the risks of obesity and diet related diseases. He supports good eating, home-cooked meals and a good gastronomic education.
Further on you will see a TED speech that Jamie Oliver delivered in 2010. Here there are stories related to the anti-obesity project he developed in Huntington, West Virginia. These are all powerful facts that still affect the society in which we live. The statistics show that in the last couple of years people’s diets have changed dramatically and not in the good way. What you eat has plenty of circumstances over your body and can have a negative impact over your lifespan!
Talking about diets so close to Christmas is unexplainable but yet, necessary. Christmas is a time of joy and feasts. A lot of food is involved so your weight is surely in danger. This is why you have to start preparing early. You know how the supermarkets pump up the prices before Black Friday so that they can say they reduced the price in your benefit. Well, do the same thing: lose some pounds and then for Christmas eat as much as you like, reaching back your initial weight.
But until you reach that pro level of eating, you have to make some sacrifices. Like counting all the calories that you ingest. And eating just 200 calories snacks can become boring at the point when you no longer know what to eat. Have you ever wondered how 200 calories look like? Take a look at the following pictures and see what I mean!