In this video series, I'm talking about the relationship between psychology and diet, and we're already reaching the end of the first ten videos, and we haven't talked about the favorite subject of psychologists and psychotherapists yet. Our parents. In these videos, I've presented many things that are related with the risk of obesity, talking about some things that are almost self-evident and other things that are almost inconceivable. For all these, I've presented studies that explain how they're related with our dietary behavior and often with weight disorders. So, it's time to complain about our parents. The first months of a child's development are the most important ones. If the adults that take care of the infant, usually the parents, offer unlimited love and care, the infant is very likely to grow into a safe and confident adult that sees the world with optimism and curiosity and is pleasant to be around. The infant will be able to develop good and balanced relationships that will lead to the creation of their own family. However, if the bond between the infant and the carer is not developed properly, the child will be very likely to face problems of psychoemotional development, and the chances that they will become a responsible and optimistic adult significantly reduce. The rate of reduction depends on how poor or incomplete the infant's bond with the adult that took care of them was. This may cause many problems, one of which is the chances of obesity during puberty. The study to which I'm referring concerns 15-year-old teenagers that had participated in a study during their first months of life, where the bond with the adult that took care of them was evaluated. Many years later, 1,000 of the children that had participated in this study were weighed and classified as obese or not. The study concluded that the higher the quality of the bond between the infant and the carer, the lower the chances of obesity. The children that had the worst bond with the adult that took care of them were 2.5 times more likely to be obese than the children that had developed a good bond. Think about this before you criticize someone that you believe weighs more than you think they should. Thank you!

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