Why do you eat what you eat? Why do you do what you do?
Food choices and activity habits are influenced by... Our personal preferences – what we like Our priorities and values Our habits and traditions Our knowledge and beliefs Our relationships The environments in which we work, play, and live
Tally your influences: How many times did you eat in 24 hours? Were you hungry each time you ate? What % of the time were you hungry? (# times hungry # times you ate 100) How often did you eat just because you wanted a particular food? How often did you eat in response to a mood? (bored, lonely, stressed, anxious, upset...) How often did you eat simply because the food was there?
Tally your influences: What was your total number of food choices in 24 hours? How often was your food choice a food you liked? What % of your food choices were foods you liked? (# foods you liked # food choices 100) How often was your food choice a food that was convenient? How often did other people influence your choice? How often did you choose a food for health?
Tally your influences: What was your total # of activities in 24 hours? How often was your activity an optional activity, not a “required” activity? (“Required” = sleeping, dressing, going to class...) What % of your activities were optional? (# optional activities total # activities 100) How often was an activity for recreation or sport? How often was it to perform a job or chore? How often was it to get from one place to another?
Eating for Hunger Satiation “I’m full” Satiety “I can wait” Hunger “Let’s eat”
Other reasons for eating: Appetite -- a craving for something just because you want it In response to a mood -- boredom, loneliness, stress, anxiety, anger, depression Food was available -- food is offered, event with food, food is close by
Reasons for our food choices: We eat what we like We eat what is available and convenient We eat more if more is available and convenient Other people influence our food choices We eat foods that make us feel good, and help us be healthy
Environment & food choices: Home School Community
Activity Choices How much control do you have over your activity choices? How much of your day are you physically active and how much are you sedentary? Why are you active or inactive? What we choose for recreation Jobs we choose How we choose to get from place to place
Environment & activity choices: Home School Community
Steering Clear Identify the barriers on your road trip – the potholes and detours What are the positive and negative influences on your eating and activity choices?