What Affects Your Food Choices And Eating Behaviors? Essay

769 Words Nov 13th, 2016 4 Pages
Overall Diet assessment
Before starting this class I had a preconceived notion as to what nutrition was. After doing the first assignment and breaking open the text I began to realize I didn’t know nearly what I thought I did. Once we began to keep track of our food intake and a real analysis of what you ate, things started to makes so much sense. You don’t realize how important nutrition and overall health is to one’s everyday life. The choices we make today can come back to either reward or haunt you for the rest of your time here on earth. This class should be a required course for everyone not just people starting a health care profession but I mean everyone, after all what’s more important than your health. What Affects My Food Choices and Eating Behaviors?
1. Physiological: I have Asthma, slightly overweight, and don’t sleep well at times due to both conditions. My Asthma in particular can be challenging in regards to weight and the type of foods that can exasperate the condition.
2. Sociological: I live with two other people, that at times can have different eating habits then I do. The problem comes into play when you want to eat one way and your room-mates or significant other doesn’t. The challenge of this problem can be a hindrance to overall health unless you have the discipline and the will to make those tough choices.
3. Psychological: This is a big one for me. The amount of stress that comes with school and balancing the time to eat and live a healthy…

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