So..today is day three of my "Nutritarian" experiment and I have learned a few key things about myself:
*I have obsessions with snacking....realizing, even thought most of the time they are healthy..I usually want to be eating something all the time
* I usually help my kids finish their plate (lots of extra calories there)
* I eat very quickly...which I think contributes to me not feeling very satisfied
* When I am tired or stressed, I turn to something sweet to help me relax...and now that I am not having any for six weeks..I have found myself staring at my fridge and then walking away when I realize that nothing is going to work...but then I can take a deep breath and say a little prayer and be fine
* I realize how important it is to establish good eating habits with your children...to help them make good choices and to let them know that food is not the only reward for good behavior and that they TOO do not always need to be eating. Let's reward our children with our love and fun experiences, not just a drive through to their favorite fast food joint!
Here is what Dr. Fuhrman says about children:
"Most Americans are not aware that the diet they feed their children guarantees a high cancer probability down the road. They don't even contemplate that eating fast-food meals may be just as risky as letting their children smoke cigarettes.
You wouldn't let your children sit around the table smoking cigars and drinking whiskey, because it is not socially acceptable, but it is fine to let them consume cola, fries cooked in trans fat, and a cheeseburger regularly. Many children eat doughnuts, cookies, cupcakes and candy on a daily basis. It is difficult for parent sot understand the insidious, slow destruction of their children's genetic potential and the foundation for serious illness that is being built by the consumption of these foods." (Eat to Live, pg. 21)