Factors that influence eating habits and food choices

While the diet wars may rage on, it’s pretty universally accepted that what you eat matters when it comes to weight management. In other words, out-eating our body’s energy needs leads to weight gain, and eating less than our body needs to go about its business leads to weight loss. Diets high in sugary drinks, fast food and empty-calorie snacks typically promote weight gain, while those higher in fiber-containing fruits, veggies and other plant based foods typically support a more healthy body weight.