Internet can be one interesting place for all. Every day, we come across various unique content that leave us surprised, amazed and also, baffled at times. There are viral videos, interesting news from across the world and more. Then there are fad diet stories, taking the internet by storm. One bizarre terminology we recently came across is 'almond mom'. Yes, you guessed it right! It has something to do with almonds, diet regime and the mothers. Now you must be wondering, where did this term 'almond mom' come from! It finds its roots in a clip of the popular reality show 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.' In one of the episodes, you can find a diet-related conversation between Yolanda Hadid and her now-supermodel (then-teenage) daughter Gigi Hadid. When Gigi tells her mother, "I'm feeling really weak. I had, like, half an almond," Yolanda replies "Have a couple of almonds, and chew them really well." And this is what gave birth to the word almond mom'.
Find the clip (from the show) below:
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What Is The Definition Of Almond Mom | What Is Almond Mom According To Urban Dictionary:
As per health experts, 'almond mom' is a phenomenon where mothers go through 'fatphobia' and creates an unhealthy relationship with food. Reportedly, this term was coined by a website called Self, where people get extra conscious about what you eat and feels guilty for feeling hungry.
Some of the most commonly used 'almond mom' phrases are - "Once past the lips, forever on the hips", "Are you sure you want to eat that?", "You're not hungry, you're bored" and more.
As per multiple media outlets, the term 'almond mom' has yet again gone viral, and social media platforms are running campaign against the phenomenon under the (hashtag) #AlmondMom. People are now raising their voice against the syndrome to help create a healthy relation between food and people.
How Social Media Is Reacting To Almond Mom Syndrome:
If you type #almondmom on social media platforms, you will find videos including "almond mom doing her part to support patriarchy", "acting like my almond mom", "don't be an almond mom", "what's in my mom's cabinet" and more. The hashtag (#almond mom) has received millions of views and people are sharing how this toxic relationship with food affects overall lifestyle.
As a result of the trend, people are now taking to their social media handles to promote healthy relationship with food and staying away from the restrictive practice of 'almond mom' phrase. From acknowledging food habits to supporting body positivity, people are doing it all. Find few such posts below:
How Not Be An 'Almond Mom' | How To Prevent 'Almond Mom' Syndrome:
The only way to prevent oneself from being an 'almond mom' is by creating a clean and nutritious diet regime. We found you some quick and easy tips to promote healthy eating habits.
1. Segregate Good And Bad Foods:
It is important to identify what is good food and what is bad to promote healthy eating habits. From the very childhood, kids should know to label fruits and vegetables as 'good food' and cookies as 'bad food'. This will help prevent weight gain, further creating a healthy relationship between food and people.
2. Involve Kids In Meal Preparations:
Several studies have found that kids who get involved in preparing everyday meals are less picky (while eating). It helps them to learn about nutrition, healthy eating habits and more.
3. Prepare Diet Plan:
As per experts, it is always better to create a meal plan beforehand. This not only helps keep your meal clean, but also gives you window for sinful indulgences. Like this, people remain more focused on healthy living and think (or talk) less about weight gain.
Have you ever come across any person with almond mom syndrome? Do let us know in the comments below.
About Somdatta SahaExplorer- this is what Somdatta likes to call herself. Be it in terms of food, people or places, all she craves for is to know the unknown. A simple aglio olio pasta or daal-chawal and a good movie can make her day.