Obesity is now becoming a viral disease in the world, and it has been affecting not only adults but children as well. The main causes of obesity include less physical activity and eating unhealthy food.
People claim to be healthy without knowing that there is a huge difference between being obese and being healthy. If you are concerned about being healthy yourself, only then you can develop healthy eating habits among your children. People who bother about their eating habits don’t suffer a lot from many internal diseases which harm the physical as well as mental health of an individual.
Children learn everything from their surroundings, and this learning is not limited to positive aspects of life only. It includes all aspects of life. They learn what they see and follow your path. As a parent, you are a role model, and the time you spend with your child is worthy enough to enhance and encourage their abilities and capabilities and to develop a positive and healthy attitude which is required to have a healthy and peaceful life. If you feel that your child is overeating or eating less than the required need, then a healthy eating routine will be helpful.
To develop healthy eating habits among children, make them a diet chart to follow from the beginning. Involve your child in the planning and prioritize their food choices too. You can also praise them when they choose a healthy item to add to the list.
Remember that, our body gets habitual of the routine we follow, when it comes to food choices, remember that it’s not only about what you eat but when you eat as well. so let your child follow the diet plan which includes healthy food and time to eat. Train them to follow the plan even if you are not around. Stick the plan somewhere in your kitchen where the child can easily access it.
Add plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grain products including low-fat dairy products such as yogurt and cheese. Choose poultry, fish, beans, meat, and lentils for protein. Avoid adding too much salt, pepper or sugar to food.
Don’t focus only on eatables, be authentic about drinking items as well.
Consumption of water would be a great source to detox the body and maintain it. Help your child to make it a habit to drink water more often and avoid taking sugary drinks or soda. You can make them fresh juices from fruits/vegetables which would be enriched with multivitamins.
Make a habit to sit with your child at the assigned timings, don’t fill up the plate or force him to eat more than his will, eat with them so that they may get encouraged. Guide them to eat slowly to improve their metabolism and digestion.
Your support, care, and love every day will make changes in their whole life.