Saturday, January 04, 2014
My daughter is a carb-a-tarian. She doesn't like most meats. She doesn't believe in vegetables. She subsists on carbs - bread, pasta, oh...and cheese. She does eat spinach salads (spinach is a leaf, not a vegetable). And she will eat pineapple and potatoes. And chicken nuggets. That pretty much is her diet. Oh...and she's 17.
Anyway, in the last two or three weeks, she has decided that she was unhappy with her weight. She has taken charge of tracking what she eats and how much she moves. She has done this in a responsible, healthy way. She is eating enough to stay healthy, but not as much as she was eating before. She is trying to find foods that will fill her up in a healthy way. She has increased the number of salads and decreased the amount of cheese on each one. Popcorn is one of her choices of snacks. She is doing great!!!
Now, to the weird thing. I eat broccoli and cauliflower most every day. I like the way they taste, they have fiber and other nutrients and have very low calories. I cooked up a new batch today and DD asked if she could try the broccoli. And she tried the cauliflower too. AND....she liked both!! Enough to have a bowl as a snack!! Weird what will happen when you allow yourself to try new things with an open mind.
I'm proud of her.