How often do you sit down with your family and enjoy dinner without the TV on in the background? How many days a week do you and your family cook dinner together?
Enjoying food without a TV on, savoring the food your are eating, enjoying good conversation with your family over a meal are all good healthy habits to establish.
If at the very least... turn the TV off during meal times. Pay attention to what you are eating, how much you are eating, whether or not you are full or still hungry.
When we mindlessly eat our food, while watching TV or returning emails on the computer, we tend to consume on average 228 calories MORE in a sitting.
Meal time is a great time to catch up with your kids on their day, talk to your spouse about work, kids, hobbies, or really anything.
Involve your kids or spouse in cooking... assign a job or specfic food to everyone, not only does it help you out, but it is also a great opportunity to talk to your family, have fun with them and teach your children about food and cooking.
Take time to enjoy your food, whether you are in the company of your family or all on your own.