My family and I always joke that we all love sweets because it’s hereditary. Well, it might just be because one of us liked sweets a lot…and the rest of us picked up the habit. In this infographic, it shows that eating is contagious. It is so true. The first line in this says “Obesity and healthiness can be contagious!” And I truly believe it. My son has an intolerance to chocolate, and since I nurse him, I’ve had to cut it out of my diet. Over the summer, my sister saw me doing that and decided that she wanted to cut chocolate out…just for the sheer fact that I felt healthier, and she wanted to as well. I’ve found that when I’m with other people who are eating unhealthy, I don’t feel as bad “pigging out,” but when I’m with more health conscious friends, I am very cautious about what I eat. Maybe when we pick our friends or spouse, we should observe their eating habits first!
Ever wonder about the eating habits of people that live in San Francisco or Philly? How about Tokyo or Sao Paulo? This infographic takes a look into what people in different cities around the world eat, and assign them a “health rating,” which shows the average percentile of fit/fat health ratings on the Eatery. For Tokyo, the creators of this infographic said they weren’t sure why their rating was so low. That perplexed me a little bit as well, seeing as their top foods include fish, curry, and tofu. I couldn’t overall relate to one specific city, but felt more like my eating habits were a mix of all these cities. Another great infographic from Massive Health.
Tempted to go out to eat? Think again. This infographic shows how where we eat heavily affects health and obesity rates. Yes, it is possible to eat healthy when going out, but it is definitely very hard. Have you seen the portion sizes at most restaurants? They are enough to feed two or three people — which is the reason why my husband and I always share meals. And not only does eating at home versus out affect health, but where you live does as well.
This is another very interesting infographic from Massive Health. Throughout my life, I’ve been trying to avoid eating after 8, consume most of my calories during the earlier part of the day, and when I eat richer foods, limit my portion size. However, I’ll be the first to admit I don’t always follow those “rules.” Well, this infographic really made me re-examine my own habits, because I could see that I fell into some of these patterns. Interesting statistics, and it definitely makes me want to eat a good, healthy breakfast! I wonder what mobile health apps can help to change our eating habits.
Massive Health has created this really interesting page which shows a fascinating visualization of how healthy we eat. Plus, they have 5 infographics on healthy eating as well. I’ve embedded one of them below. Very cool! I love when people use data for good.