What’s on Your Plate?: The Psychology of Choosing the Right Food

What’s for dinner tonight? This is a question that all parents have to answer at some point during the day. It can be a difficult decision, especially if you are trying to make healthy choices for your family. What’s on your plate? The answer to that question may depend on a variety of factors, including your mood, the time of day, and what else you have planned for the evening. In this blog post, we will discuss the psychology of choosing food and offer some tips for making healthy decisions!

When it comes to choosing food, we often make decisions based on our mood. For example, if we’re feeling stressed, we may be more likely to reach for comfort foods like ice cream or chocolate. On the other hand, if we’re feeling happy, we may be more likely to choose healthy foods like fruits and vegetables. The key is to be aware of your mood and make conscious choices that will help you reach your goals.

Another factor that can influence our food choices is the time of day. If we’re trying to lose weight, we may be more likely to make healthy choices in the morning when we’re feeling fresh and have energy to spare. However, if we’re trying to bulk up, we may be more likely to make unhealthy choices in the evening when we’re tired and our willpower is low. Again, the key is to be aware of your body’s needs and make choices that will help you reach your goals.

Finally, another factor that can influence our food choices is what else we have planned for the evening. If we’re going to a party where there will be unhealthy food, we may be more likely to make healthier choices during the day so that we can indulge a bit later on. On the other hand, if we’re staying home and watching TV, we may be more likely to make unhealthy choices because we’re not as active. The key is to be aware of your plans and make choices that will help you reach your goals.


Making healthy food choices can be difficult, but it’s important to be aware of the factors that influence our decisions. By making conscious choices, we can set ourselves up for success! What’s on your plate tonight? Let us know in the comments!

Do you have any tips for making healthy food choices? Share them with us in the comments below! Thanks for reading! until next time! 🙂

Mardi Gras: What Is It and Why Does it Matter?

Mardi Gras is a celebration that takes place every year on Fat Tuesday. It is a time when people come together to enjoy food, music, and fun. But what is Mardi Gras, exactly? And why does it matter? In this blog post, we will explore the history and psychology of Mardi Gras and discover why it is such an important tradition for many people.

Mardi Gras is a celebration that dates back to the ancient Romans. In fact, Mardi Gras is actually the French word for “Fat Tuesday.” This name comes from the tradition of eating rich, fatty foods before Lent begins. The purpose of Mardi Gras was originally to allow people one last chance to enjoy food and drink before Lent began. It is believed that Mardi Gras was celebrated in New Orleans as early as 1718 by French settlers who came to the area from what is now Canada or Louisiana. They brought with them their own traditions such as parades, costumes and masks which are still used today!

The psychology of Mardi Gras:

So why do people celebrate Mardi Gras? There are actually a few different reasons. For some, it is simply a time to have fun and enjoy themselves before the beginning of Lent. But for others, Mardi Gras has a much deeper meaning. It can be seen as a time to let go of all your troubles and sins and celebrate life. It is a time to enjoy the company of friends and family and forget about your troubles for a while. Mardi Gras can also be seen as a time to let loose and express yourself in ways that you normally wouldn’t. This is why many people choose to dress up in costumes and masks during Mardi Gras!

Mardi Gras costumes are often based on themes such as pirates or Mardi Gras royalty, but some people choose to dress in their own unique way. Some wear beads and other decorations while others may go all out with elaborate costumes! Whatever your preference may be when it comes to dressing up for Mardi Gras, there is no wrong way to do it. Just have fun and enjoy yourself!

Mardi Gras is a time-honored tradition that is celebrated by millions of people all over the world. It is a time for celebration, food, music, and fun. So what are you waiting for? Get your Mardi Gras costumes ready and join in on the fun!

Part II: Why We Continue To Work When Technology Can Make Our Lives Easier

Did you already read part one of this two-part post?

Innovative technology has aided all areas of human existence. From affordable home technologies to google images, technology has contributed and continues to contribute to the betterment of our daily lives.

How we communicate with each other has evolved, thanks to the internet. Not only that, we have also succeeded in simplifying numerous systemic operations through the utilization of advancing technology.

Productivity and convenience in our daily lives have also improved with information technology. We have gained access to any information with a simple click of a button. New gadgets and tools have been implemented to make things just a bit easier.

As a kid, I played outside with other neighborhood kids almost every day. There was always something to do and always a new game to play. We didn’t have iPhones or PS4s that essentially tethered us to a chair for hours at a time. We ran around and played under the sun while breathing in always fresh air. And naturally, we honed our social skills as ventured through the neighborhood.

Today, some of actually resist technology and resist to implement it to our daily lives because of our childhood. Some of us are just “stuck” in our childhood years when we were okay with not having a smartphone or a tablet. Those who resist technology do not wish to move on from traditional ways of living.

This is due to the fact that they simply lack the ability to see themselves in a seemingly complex world. In other words, those who resist modern technology want to live in a world that is simple. After all, it is easier to flip through magazines and newspapers than to set up the various settings in your iPhone.

With that said, I have personally embraced technology and continue to use it to make my life easier. It makes me laugh when I recall the times when I was the one that had to bring a 5 pound camera with film to family vacations. These days, the smartphones have double the capabilities of a handheld digital camera. We even have the selfie sticks now!

Going on trips with the family meant driving that family van. I remember when my parents would have to search through the newspaper to find a suitable vehicle for the family. They then had to show up to an office just to inquire about the car. Nowadays, one can conveniently click some buttons to order a brand new or used car/ motorcycle. Do you use Google? Or Bing?

And when we would finally return home and had to unload the car, we had to go downstairs to tell someone to unlock the car because we had forgotten something. It’s just so easy to text someone else in the house now to notify them about miscellaneous things. I can just text my brother downstairs to water the plants rather than yelling at him from the bedroom in hopes of him hearing me. Less noise is pretty cool, right?

The Psychology of Making Money

There is certainly something special about making something that you didn’t have before. The human was built to create and make things. We were meant to learn how to support ourselves. There is truth to every one of these statements.

The psychology of making money is very powerful. We are taught that to be successful, we must make goals and reach those goals. One of the goals can be to support yourself and when you do so, you feel pride in what you do. The pride you experience when you are either taking care of yourself or taking care of your family is a very positive emotion.

Money is important for survival and for the economy. if you don’t have a steady flow of however much money you need to live, you are really in trouble. There has always been a system of getting things you want, whether by bartering or buying them for money. There will always be things we want, but with money, priorities are needed.

Making money is always a good thing and what makes it even better, is doing something you love that you are good at! It makes you feel productive and proves what you are doing to make money is worthwhile to you. This makes you want to make money over and over, while bettering your talents you are giving yourself and family peace of mind.

Whether it is one dollar or one hundred dollars you make, you can be proud of yourself for having more than you had before. This also makes you appreciate the things you get a little more and know what you want to spend your money on.

Psychology, for the most part, explains why we do the things that we do. It has been the pattern for decades or even centuries to go to work and make money for the family or the individual if they weren’t married. Going to work and making money meant different things to different people. Maybe it would be going to work on the farm or making pieces of art to sell. There are more ways to make money than ever before; since electronics and computers have the technology to do almost anything.

Making money is great and it is great for you because of the positive emotions it gives you. The feelings you get are powerful, so you keep doing it. This leads to feelings of accomplishment and that is also good. Making money, doing whatever you can, is good and great for your family.