Women who have a big responsibility to take care of their families take less care of themselves in context of food
A recent study of middle-aged women has revealed that impulsive eaters and those too busy to focus on food are the most likely to show signs of obesity. The study published in Health Education & Behavior journal distributed 200 women into five groups based on their attitudes about food. The average age of women in the participation was 46 who were well-educated and 86 percent of the total participation were white.
The researchers then compared the groups of women by measurements such as percentage of body fat, waist size and body mass index (BMI). The women who concerned about nutrition and focused on food for their families scored the lowest in the weight categories while the impulsive eaters scored highest in weight categories. Women with the busy cooking avoiders attitude shows the result that was in between the other two groups.
According to Degeneffe who is a research fellow at the University of Minnesota's Food Industry Center said that women in the middle group tend to lead busy lifestyles and are often preoccupied with other activities and responsibilities and usually takes food on a back seat. Cynthia Sass, a registered dietitian and author in New York City was found saying that women who have a big responsibility to take care of their families take less care of themselves in context of food. She had urged such women to take proper food as it helps them to feel rewarded and cope with their lives.