Over the course of my obsession with food and weightloss, I think that I have read just about all literature and heard every line about how to achieve wellness. A comment today sat me on my arse and made me think hmmmm.
What was that comment you ask? It was a reply to a post on an online forum about healthy eating that told the poster if she wanted to ensure her diet was healthy, then she needed to go through her cupboard and fridge and throw out the junk. That wasn’t the mind blowing statement. This was: If you think it’s bad for you, then you shouldn’t be giving it to your kids either.
We have it ingrained into our head that the kids need to eat healthy blah blah blah but whenever mummy or daddy goes on a diet, they don’t eat the same food because we don’t want to have to ‘punish’ them or deprive them of anything.
I ask you this however. What are you really depriving them of?
By removing junk food as a staple food item you are depriving them of the likely hood of being an overweight adult, of having high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes 2, heart attack…the list goes on.
Doesn’t seem so bad now does it?