Have you ever dated or been friends with someone with some confusing behaviors, but once you met their family you thought, “Ah. Now it all makes sense.” Whether we like to admit it or not, we take a lot of cues from our families. We may still carry some of the habits and beliefs from our childhood into our everyday activities as adults. These habits can range from social ones (like always arriving to a party 30 minutes late) to financial ones (like never purchasing something before haggling a bit) and even dietary ones (like always having a bread basket before dinner). Dining habits stick with us the most because food has such a strong connection to our memories and emotions. Some of the things our parents did in the kitchen or at the dinner table are practically engraved onto our brains. That’s why, if you’re a parent, it’s especially important to be aware of your family’s eating habits. Here are things that thin families do differently.
Minimal snacks between meals
Fit families don’t keep snacks out and about, or treat them like an activity. You won’t find big bags of pretzels and chips, permanently sprawled out on the kitchen counters, like decorative items.