A recent study in Fuqua School of Business at Duke University revealed that political correctness can motivate us to choose healthy choices during the holiday season for fear of offending someone.
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Further experiments, delving into how and why people choose between the options of healthy and unhealthy foods when they are selecting for themselves as well as for someone else.
The results found that people often pick the same snacks in order to avoid offending someone they perceive as being overweight. The meaning behind this is that many people might opt for a less healthy option for them and others during the holidays if they do not think that doing so could hurt someone’s feelings, according to marketing professor Gavan Fitzsimons Fuqua.
In another similar study found that participants felt that would be offensive giving a health food while taking overweight person unhealthy food for themselves, or vice versa. It is also said to suggest that if you cut a piece of cake for themselves and their relationship to overweight, is likely to cut larger pieces than normal, both to avoid hurt feelings.
The pressure group of adults and food choices
Peer pressure is not limited to occur during our years of childhood and adolescence, which is an occurrence common in all kinds of celebrations, including birthday parties, office events and holidays.
From worry about offending someone like the recent study revealed, to yield to the pressure when offered a treatment that would not normally eat, many people are concerned about the appearance of a “health nut” or be judged negatively in any way.
Recall that the decision ultimately depends on you. Only you are responsible for maintaining good health and well-being, but in order to make better decisions that can help you understand what may be influencing.
One of the biggest obstacles people face when he embarks on a major change, as an unhealthy lifestyle to a healthier one, is social pressure. Making healthy choices can make others feel uncomfortable with their own choices, they could assume that they be judged too.
Resisting fear of offending
You are the only one who lives with her body for the rest of his life, and it is your choices that can influence the quality of his life in the future. Do not let the fear of offending or being judged him from doing what he thinks is right for you.
The person who is afraid of offending may not even realize or care that you are making healthier choices, but if they decide to comment, which may be useful for the state that you do not is judging in any way, you just want to feel better and do the best you can for your body.
In any case vacation where problems are anticipated with the food, they come prepared with a game plan that defines what to eat, what not, and how you can respond to a variety of temptations.
may also be beneficial to be on guard against common diet saboteurs, such as lack of sleep and stress. The holidays are a perfect time to start incorporating meditation into your daily life!
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