Makes me sad to think that so many people are so messed up about food that they have no idea what to feed their kids. It terrifies me to hear about CHILDREN who are obsessed and worrying about how much they weigh, and what they are supposed to weigh, etc. Please, please, please people DO NOT do this to your kids and create another generation of messed up humans! Eat food, REAL food, not processed white garbage and fast food, and feed that to your kids, too. Let them eat when they are hungry: fruits, vegetables, and whole grains AS MUCH AS THEY LIKE. I have three kids, two are now adults, and one is still an active, wonderful ten year old. None of them have weight issues. They eat real food. Junk is discouraged. So is playing video games for hours. They ride bikes, participate in activities that interest them: interestingly NONE of them went for team sports, but I have a weight lifter, a SCUBA diver and a budding gymnast. If YOU don't eat crap, THEY won't either. Sometimes, they needed to eat a lot more for a period of time: I call it a growth spurt. Other times, their appetities wane. As long as they are eating mostly REAL FOOD they will be fine. I would have been, too, if my family wasn't brought up on white bread and a mother who obsessed continually about being fat and calories and weight loss. (She is still fat, BTW, after a lifetime of being grumpy, short with her children, and constantly dieting.....)
Sorry: had to get all that off my chest :^)
Love them, and give them good whole foods, and they will be beautiful!
- 8/15/2011 11:34:15 AM