For better or worse, a big part of eating healthy is going to be how well you stay in environments that are conducive to that positive behavior. In other words, if the places you go (like work and school), and the places you live, allow you to focus on nutrition, you’ll be that much better off.
To think about this, consider things like basic home climate, how to create an active environment for yourself and your family, how to pay attention to work and school environments with respect to food, why you should do things like eat as a family, and making sure that you avoid any obsessive eating behaviors.
Basic Home Climate
When you think about where you’re going to be doing most of your eating, it’s probably going to be in your home environment. And let’s face it, if you’re uncomfortable at home, it’s going to affect your eating habits. Which means, at the very least, take care of your heating and cooling in your house so you aren’t freezing or boiling. Discomfort in your home climate can lead to an emphasis on eating comfort foods, which are most likely not the best for you.
Creating an Active Environment
You eat better when you feel better, and you feel better when you’re at least moderately active. So, if you want to find a pattern that allows you to eat the most nutritionally balanced food, get on an exercise schedule associated with physical spaces, and then stick to the plan! You can join a gym, or you can create a home workout area. The point is to learn to associate eating habits with active habits for stronger results.
Paying Attention to Work and School
There are lots of bad eating habits that you can pick up that are associated with school or work. It might be that you eat out a lot, or that your food choices taste good but aren’t good for you, or maybe even they’re too expensive so you have to pick cheap options. To help with this balance, make healthy snacks in advance and take them with you. The solution is that easy.
Doing Things As a Family
There are all sorts of studies that suggest that eating together as a family not only in terms of social bonding, but being healthier about eating as well. Because people you care about will be around, you may eat more, but you’ll eat more of a variation of foods as well, for a better balanced diet.
Any kind of nutritive obsession is a bad idea. And any kind of an environmental obsession is a bad idea is well. So, if you avoid getting fixated on both food and places, you’ll be able to have a more rational path to health and happiness.