I know that I am only a child, but I have things I want to say. My whole future still lies ahead of me. These are my foundation years where I will learn so much from you. The example you set today, will be the way I live my life tomorrow. I want a tomorrow, but more importantly I want a healthy tomorrow. Please teach me and show me how to get that right.
I know you love giving me special treats, and don’t get me wrong, I absolutely LOVE getting them, but maybe it would be better to save them just for the weekend? I really don’t need chocolate or ice cream or fizzy drinks every day. I promise you, my world won’t collapse if I don’t eat treats all the time. Perhaps I shouldn’t have fizzy drinks at all. Don’t they make holes in your teeth?
I am often asked, “But do your kids eat the way you do?” My answer is, “Yes, 80% of the time they do“. I can control what they eat at home. The other 20% is when I have to just let go because they are in the care of others, or at a birthday party. I would prefer for them to avoid sugar, processed food, toxic seed oils and grains 100% of the time, but that is not realistic. What I can do though is educate them about food and what is healthy for them and hope that with time they will make good choices themselves. I want them to gain an appreciation for how food is our fuel and our medicine. We teach our children about stranger danger and road safety but do we teach them enough about what we put into our mouths? Shouldn’t they also learn which foods will help them grow strong and healthy and which foods will rot their teeth and cause inflammation and disease. I refer to my kids as “cave kids” because in our cave we eat as primally as possible. We honour REAL food – just as nature intended us to eat. Read the rest of this entry
Sometimes I feel like a bit of a freak. People shake their heads at me in disbelief when I explain what my family eats (and doesn’t eat). I just don’t get it. My kids eat unprocessed, REAL food. That means fruit, vegetables, meats, fish, eggs and poultry, healthy fats such as olive oil, avocado, butter and coconut oil. They have a little full-fat dairy and dark chocolate as well. Yet by today’s standards, I am the “weirdo” who prefers her kids not to stuff their faces with wheat, gluten, grains, sugar and food that comes out of a box. When did it become socially acceptable to feed our kids food that doesn’t benefit them in any way and in most cases negatively affects their health, energy levels, concentration and behaviour? Read the rest of this entry