When I Was A Child, I Ate Like A Child

Something seems to happen when we become adults.  We seem to forget what our parents tried to instill in us all those years ago.  Some very good advice was shared by a new “lifetime” member at Saturday’s meeting.  She had just read an article (and I too remember reading about this) that we need to go back to our childhood when it comes to eating.

The article’s point was we need to eat more like we did when we were children.  Our parents encouraged us to eat our fruits and veggies and to make sure we drank our glass of milk.  As Weight Watchers members this fits right into the program since most fruits and veggies are zero points value.  We need to include at least 5 servings as part of our Healthy Checks.  Also we need anywhere from 2-3 servings of dairy a day (depending on age or whether you are nursing).  Drinking that glass of milk during your meal is an easy way to get at least 1 serving in.

Also children tend to eat smaller portions and more frequently.  This is another thing that we tend to forget as we get older.  We settle into the 3 big meals a day routine because of work/school/life.  It is better to have 5 smaller portioned meals or snacks between those 3 main meals than it is to try and cram all our calories into 3 sittings.

So embrace your inner child and eat like one!  Okay, maybe minus the bib and throwing strained peas across the room 😉

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Posted on December 20, 2011, in Meetings, Tips and Tricks and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. This is a nice post and so true. My five year old has shown much concern for Santa’s eating habits (tis the season) this year which I find to be quite interesting. Perhaps Santa needs to read your blog! 🙂

  2. That is so great that your 5 yo is already learning good eating habits. Perhaps Santa could have veggies and hummus or fresh fruit left out? Santa maybe a friendly old elf but he could stand to lose a few pounds so he stays healthy for many Christmases to come!

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