I’m not sure if this post is going to resonate with people, but I would like to hear your comments! Please post them below.
Some people might think I am too far on the one side when it comes to health, nutrition and food. When, in reality, I think I am not far enough.
Here are some foods that are BAD. Would you agree on this?
- processed foods (chemicals)
- candy (sugar)
- fatty foods
- salty foods
- junk food
- fast food
These ‘bad’ foods puts a stress on the body. If you continue to habitually eat these foods on a regular basis, your body will eventually begin to break down and disease or illness will eventually set it. We have seen some of the effects in this documentary.
My question is why do we ever consider the option to put these kinds of foods in our kids bodies? As parents we should protect them and promote health and well being in their lives. Would you not agree? Then why give them chips, processed chocolate bars and fountains of pop?
“Oh, but they only get it as a treat!”
A treat shouldn’t be 80% of the time. How about 20% of the time? If you take a week with 3 meals a day, that is 21 per week… only 4 of those would have a ‘treat’.
Rewards. How are we rewarding our kids or even ourselves? Let say you do a family swim and then you stop at the concession to buy some chips for your kids. What kind of reward is that?
“Great work kids! You did so well in the pool so lets have some poison!”
We basically develop our eating habits by the age 9. Generally, what we liked and didn’t like when we were 9 carries into adulthood. How do we want to set our kids up for the future? Hopefully, to learn great eating habits when they are young so they don’t have to when they get older.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this.