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Healthy eating was not the made a priority. With that said, we didnt eat all that bad. Things could have been cooked differently to be healthier but I lived on a farm so our meat was also straight from the butcher and grown and fed on our land. We always had at least one veggie. The problem was that portion control was never taught and that is something I struggle with now. I overeat alot and do mindless snacking.
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I honestly don't think my parents eating habits had any affect on me. My mom has always been small and not a big eater. I know we had to eat what was put in front of us or we went hungry. I was a picky eater when I was younger. We didn't have alot of goodies lying around the house plus I was extremely active. My lifestyle changed when I had kids and decided to be a stay at home mom. I put all of my time into my family and didn't take time for me.
I grew up eating southern fried everything. I was 100lbs over weight and chose to go on atkins. My sisters both still eat the same way, one of my brother in laws just had a heart attack call the widow maker and I am sure it it from the way my sister cooks.
I really don 't miss carrying the extra weight around. they can have the fried potatoes and fried salmon patties, I will eat my steak.
Because my mom came from a very poor family, she did not have many choices, food-wise, growing up. As a result, she went to the extremes with my brothers and I. She acted like a short-order cooked and catered to our whims. As a result, we were all extremely finicky eaters. If we did not like what was being put on the table, Mom would fix us whatever we wanted. The only rule was we had to ask BEFORE if was time to sit down to eat. She was a work at home mom, so she had some sort of homemade goodie just coming out of the oven everyday when we got home from school. There was always dessert with dinner, and snacks before bedtime. Popcorn was about the only healthy snack I can remember having. As a result, I had lousy eating habits as an adult, and have really struggled to learn healthy habits. The hardest for me was probably learning that "homemade" does NOT equal "healthy".
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