You know the drill-growing up, Mama in the kitchen fixing meals both mornings and nights and you could easily guess what was being cooked: rice, beans, amala, bread, pounded yam, spaghetti and moinmoin. No one cared about his/her weight, protruding stomach or concealed malnutrition, you were expected to just eat – that was the only way we knew!
The average Nigerian eats in the morning, skips afternoon meals (or and then in the evening, has a grand celebration with heaps of food [winks]. Meals are usually in heaps even though Mums believe stews and meats should be managed.
Oh well, things get better and some families no longer have money problems, but their eating habits never change! Grand parents have developed big bellies, same for most parents and some children too start competing belly-wise. Such is the case with most average Nigerian homes.
A few years down the line, we’ve already lost grandparents to Type 2 Diabetes mellitus. and a few number of friends have either died or acquired diet-related cardiovascular diseases.
Truth is, not only those that are poor don’t know how to channel their resources towards healthy eating. Even the rich buy death in the form of unhealthy meals!
Enough tori! Khairo Diet Clinic, through this blog, will focus on giving practical ways of right and healthy eating, Menu planning, counseling and follow up of obese clients, dietary management of diet-related diseases, follow up of clients that would like to lose belly fat and tips for right cooking among others.
Public Health Nutritionist/Dietitian