Real Foodie that I am, I tend to evaluate the worthiness of everything that goes into my mouth or onto my table, which occasionally makes me wonder if I might be instilling a bit of food neurosis into our children.
We all know people (and might be one ourselves) with a love-hate relationship with food, or who’ve yo-yo dieted in the past and fluctuate between deprivation and overindulgence (with the energy deficit and excess weight that accompanies).
But I want my kids to enjoy food without obsessing over it, to have hearty appetites, but be able to just as easily take or leave a plate of cookies–and not blimp out if they do eat the plate (the cookies, not the plate). I want them to maintain consistent, healthy weight and energy levels, to be “lean, mean, eating machines”….Food Ninjas, as Matt Stone would call them!
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