by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife – Teaching Children Healthy Eating Habits
Editor’s note: Snipped out of this is a long quote from Michael Pearl, which happens to be something less toxic than usual: Keep healthy foods at home and keep the junk food to a minimum. Good way to help your kids eat better. This type of eating was what was offered at the children’s residential treatment center, unlimited fresh fruit between meals and three healthy meals per day. If this was the only thing Lori was promoting I’d had no trouble with it. Where I think the problem lies is that Lori seems to think that people who are not perfectly thin are out of control sinning, instead of realizing that there are many complex reasons that someone might be less than their ideal weight. Again, there’s no mercy or love or kindness in anything she writes. We all know she exhibits many of the symptoms of an eating disorder and projects it in many of her postings. Helping children with making healthy food choices is an important thing, but so is being flexible enough to allow treats or junk occasionally and to not shame a child, or anyone else, when they fail.
Most Americans have a problem with self-control. You can see it by their expanding waistlines and I can hear it from the comments from the women in the chat room. Food is abundant and inexpensive in our country and junk food that is filled with non-food is available for practically nothing.
As I have mentioned before, I have to watch what I eat for the first time in 30 years because my stomach is better and I’m hungry. I can eat almost anything I want now and it’s fun BUT it’s easy to gain too much weight now. I have found that in order to not be overweight, I must feel some hunger pains between meals and not eat. It’s as simple as that. If I eat every time I want to eat, I would gain too much weight. I have a set weight limit and I stick with it. I want to discipline my flesh and make it my slave. I don’t want my lusts to control me.
Some have told me that children will gorge on junk food if they are deprived at home when they are away from home. Children gorge on junk food whether or not they get it at home but it’s our job as parents to train our children in the way they should go when they are under our roofs. Teach and model to them healthy eating patterns and it will benefit them for life!
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