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The 5 Life Moments That Change the Way You EatThe 5 Life Moments That Change the Way You Eat

When life changes, so do eating habits - and not always for the better. HelloFresh surveyed 2,800 people who recently had life-changing experiences. Here, we look at life's five most important moments and how they can affect the way you eat, cook and feel.

When life changes, so do eating habits - and not always for the better. HelloFresh surveyed 2,800 people who recently had life-changing experiences. Here, we look at life's five most important moments and how they can affect the way you eat, cook and feel.

Life Changing Moments

Moving out

Relationships

Starting A Family

Break Ups

Retirement

Moving out

Relationships

Starting A Family

Break Ups

Retirement

Moving Out

Leaving the childhood home brings a new-found freedom, but also disrupts healthy eating habits

  • 52% of respondents said they cooked fewer than two times a week after they went away to study
  • 1 in 3 people ate more fried and fatty foods
  • Over 36% gained unwanted weight

Relationships

Getting married or moving in with a partner means you have a loved one to care for - and it tends to improve eating habits.

  • 1 in 4 people prepared balanced meals after marrying or moving in with their partner
  • Over 35% of respondents ate more fruits and vegetables
  • Over 55% felt happier and more energised thanks to their improved diet

Starting A Family

Becoming a new parent is a life-changing experience, but good eating habits often take a backseat to the demands of a newborn.

  • Tight on time, 1 out of 3 new parents cooked whatever was fastest
  • 42% ate irregularly, while significant percentages were prone to eat carbs, sweets and fatty foods
  • About 45% of both women and men report gaining unwanted weight

Break Ups

Breaking up with a partner is never easy, and it can take a toll on both your emotions and your diet

  • 44% of those going through a divorce or break-up cooked less than twice a week
  • 1 in 4 respondents admit to eating more sweets and fatty foods
  • 44% of women gained unwanted weight after a break-up, while 1 in 5 men admit they unwillingly lost weight
  • Over 32% felt depressed, guilty and low-energy because of changes in their eating habits

Retirement

Freedom from professional demands means more time or balanced diets and culinary adventures.

  • Recent retirees prepared balanced meals, mostly with vegetables
  • 42% reported healthier habits and increased intake of fruits and vegetables
  • People who ate more fruits and vegetables felt happier and had more energy
  • People in this phase of life had lower chances of gaining weight - and some even lost weight

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