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Learn the meaning behind Food Bias

Before sharing my experience, I would like to clear the term, ‘Food Biases’ for my readers. Food Biases are saying ‘no’ to certain food items without any concrete reason. Furthermore, neglecting or accepting certain food groups without any proper argument or reason behind it is a food bias.

Food Biases

Well, from the past couple of decades, I have been doing it. As a matter of fact, you might be doing it knowingly or unknowingly. For example, I went to the supermarket with my husband to buy regular household items and other snacks to munch. So, I was scrolling my eyes through the shelves of biscuits, cakes, wafers and more. But, my eyes just stopped on a packet of biscuits because the outer packing claims to be ‘high in fibre’. And, without thinking twice, I just purchased the packet. 

Likewise, little kids tend to avoid a new food item without any reason for it. They might not like the taste or maybe the visual appearance of it. But, it can be difficult to make them understand the benefits of that particular food item. 

How You Can Steer Clear of Food Biases?

My daughter has never been a picky eater but I can understand the pain of the parents when their child neglects certain food groups. Because getting all the nutrition from a single set of food seems impossible.

Here are some of the ways which have helped me to steer clear from the Food Biases:
  • Get creative with your food presentation skills

Sometimes, kids tend to eat those food sets which are visually appealing. Making a plain sandwich might not work but adding big eyes with cucumber and tomato slices make it irresistible. 

  • Tell them the importance of nutrients and vitamins for the growth of their body 

Explaining to them why certain food groups are actually good for their mental and physical growth helps them to understand why they should be eating it. Like telling them that eating something will make them strong and tall like a tree may help them visualize what strong and tall means.

  • Don’t be impatient

Never force or stuff your child with certain food which they don’t like, especially if they are trying it for the first time. Offer the food item to them again after a few days, maybe in a different form. Also, there are higher chances that your child will try out the new food item under a positive social environment – like a friend’s tiffin in school. So, give them their own little time to experience it.

My Daughter’s Result with PediaSure

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While trying to help my daughter Angel steer clear of food biases, I was also searching for a nutritional drink which can also act as a health supplement for her physical and mental wellness. 

Then my Pediatrician recommended PediaSure to me. She explained that it has growth nutrients that support height, weight gain, immunity and brain development for your child. 

I tried and tested the product and I have seen visible growth within a span of 90 days. 

After trying it out for a longer duration, I am able to see the visible results, not just physically but mentally as well. She is more active than before and makes an extra effort to stand out from the crowd. 

The Grow Right Charter by PediaSure has totally helped me to track Angel’s overall performance. The proper nutritional intake has never been neglected on a structured mealtime schedule. 

I was delighted to discover about PediaSure. Due to the seasonal availability of fruits and vegetables, I might not be able to give her complete nutrients but with PediaSure, it has fulfilled the nutrient requirement for complete growth of my child. 

Do try the above methods to avoid encouraging food biases in your child and tell me what your experience was!

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FITNESS: A HEALTHY HABIT

Health and Fitness go hand in hand. The two aren’t as complex as they are made to be. I think to be physically fit has the similar rules as to be successful. As Success needs discipline and order, so does Being Fit. Make Fitness is your aim.

Selfie at Gym
Gym Time

Here are some of the Simple Fitness Rules and Daily Motivations that I shall talk about and which become your habit.

Every new thing that you do needs a maximum of your 15 days to eventually you doing it daily and making a part of your routine, a habit.

How to make FITNESS A HABIT

DAILY MOTIVATIONS: I need my #DailyMotivations to have a good kickstart for the day and I am sure you need to. Let me share with you as to How you must keep yourself motivated on a daily basis.

7 Easy Ways To Make Fitness And Exercise As Your Daily Habit -Blogsikka
Motivation

Create a list of things which include Affirmations :

I am eating healthy food.
I am being positive.

You can stick on your bulletin board images of fruits with a label (DO EAT ME) and images of junk food with a label (DO NOT EAT ME).

WAKE UP EARLY: The celebrities of our film industry wake up early and make the most of the wee hours exercising, doing yoga, gymming, jogging, walking or the book lovers read motivational books.Fitness habits leave them a lot more energized for the rest of the day. Our oldies too have the habit of waking up early doing the household chores. We need to make sure that our early 15 minutes must be self-timed. You can take a walk, jog, read, meditate.

GARDEN STROLLING: People these days walk or jog with their headphones on, either listening to songs or on calls while walking. If you want to relax, you need to avoid things that stress. There are parents who take their kids to Gardens and while their kids are playing they are occupied with their phones. Leave your phones back home. Be with your child. Play with your kid. Fitness must become your habit.

JOIN  SOME FITNESS ACTIVITIES: YOGA, ZUMBA, EXERCISE.
We all might have different desires to reach the same destination: FITNESS. Get yourself into Yoga – deep breathing exercises, stretching exercises, life lessons on yogis.These shall keep engaged in something good for your health. If you like to dance, take some Zumba lessons. If you are not a Gym person, stretching exercises, daily walks and dancing are perfect for you on a daily basis. Set your weekly fitness timetable.

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Yoga

EAT HEALTHY, DRINK HEALTHY: To stay healthy and fit, you must not only eat but must eat right. So, what do we do?? We eat right and on time. Make sure your intake of nuts is appropriate. Aim for real, whole foods. Stay away from processed, refined, fatty, sugary foods. Instead hog onto veggies, fruits, dairy, beans, whole grains, and eggs.

EAT HEALTHY, DRINK HEALTHY

EAT HEALTHY

EAT HEALTHY

People get so busy with their work, they forget to drink water. If stressed, they opt for a tea or a coffee or a red bull.Avoid these. Try and replace liquid intake with water.

ENJOY DOING WHAT YOU DO: 75% of the people these days always negate about their work and the workloads and invite worries and anxieties in themselves. Do not talk negatively about something you want to do. Much of good health depends on how good and happy you are mental. Focus on enjoying the activity.

BE CONSISTENT: Being healthy and fit requires that you pay attention and stay focused. If you join Gymming, make sure you this fitness goal daily. If you join yoga, you can always use the deep breathing exercises when you are free too. Eat proper proportions of meal daily. You must not expect the results immediately. Give Fitness time and make it a habit. Be willing to get yourself fit. Be consistent with your aim.

You see these Fitness rules are as simple and easily adaptable to your life. Learn to enjoy the process, enjoy the activities, enjoy the healthy, real food and make FITNESS your habit and forte.

Note: “This article is written as a part of Gympik Fit-A-Thon contest and should not be repurposed, republished or used otherwise. The content herein is owned by the blogger. Gympik is not responsible for any kind of infringement caused.” Be part of #FitaThon guys.

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