So I have been doing a lot of thinking about how I formed the habits that got me to where I am. Why do I eat even after I am full? To the average person it would seem common sense … eat until not hungry then stop. Why doesn’t my brain or my body think and work that way? Was it my upbringing, my surroundings how I socialized? Yes…Yes…&Yes.
How am I going to change habits in our home so that our children are not prone to consume the way I do did? Here are a list that will be expanding as I continue with this journey.
- steer clear of carbonation: soda is a treat similar to a candy bar and is not something we keep in stock in our fridge, diet or not.
- Do not use food as a reward: do not encourage emotional ties with food. It seemed like every time someone did well in school or sports it was “let’s get ice cream!” I think maybe this is why I get overly excited to go out to eat and to order something that is not good for me. Replace food with fun activities or a toy …
- Plate Dinner: sounds simple but I never have a problem giving up seconds when my plate is made and Karlie puts extra in containers for a lunch or something. Also, I am pretty sure I have eat a whole portion when picking before dinner. I guess I need to either get out of the kitchen or be the one making it.
I love my children too much to be a dad that can’t play or camp or ______________ (fill in the blank). And I don’t want to them to have to go the difficulties of being an obese child. I am am making changes so we can have the life we were meant to.