Americans and Europeans view food very differently. Generally the more food a person is given, the more food a person will eat. This is a major problem in the united states because as a society, we are always in a rush. This means, when we are given a large portion of food, we will not take our time eating it, we will scarf it down, not allowing time for our stomachs to even register how much food we have eaten and tell our brains that we are full. Therefore, we overeat. In Europe, food is seen as a more of a social occasion. It is not rushed. They eat to nourish their bodies. (These are general statements, I am not saying everyone is like this. You may be an exception.) Below are 5 eating habits Americans should adapt to improve health.
- Take your time when preparing food
- Eat smaller portions
- Take more time to eat
- Eat with others and have fun
- Eat real food