Childhood Obesity Prevention – Do You Want to Know Why Eating For Energy is the Only Solution
Lifestyle today worries many new parents. How do I prevent my kids from being like most other kids? What can I do to stop all the attention to fast foods? How can I protect my family and make sure that all the publicity will not affect my children? Is their a magic bullet that can render my children immune from eating all the wrong foods?
If being a concerned parent is all you have to help you, good luck. Talk to all other parents that want to protect their kids and you will get a mixed bag of success and failure stories that all come to the same conclusion.
Childhood obesity prevention- Do you want to know why eating for energy is the only solution? Here are five reasons you need to pay attention:
The only reason we need to eat is to have enough energy to get through the day. Simple? Eating is just like rocket fuel, it is the quality of the food we intake that will give us the quality “output” that our bodies need to function.
How our bodies use the fuel we give it is more important than anything else we can learn at school. If your children have the wrong fuel, when they leave in the morning, they will be distracted all day long and learning the 3″R’s” is not only useless but confusing.
Brushing your teeth morning and night is important right? If you answered yes to this question, you have the ability to create all the good habits you want your child to learn. Eating the right fuel can and must become a good habit, just like brushing your teeth.
Potty training is a really important part of a young child’s development. Why? The need to understand why we eliminate unused foods from our bodies is more important than learning how to play basketball.
Tying your shoe laces becomes habit forming and a secure way of making sure you do not fall and hurt yourself, right? Eating a banana everyday can be good for you, right? Understanding the composition of the fuel you put into your body should be memorized from early development. Maybe your child needs to learn about this as much or more than learning the alphabet?
All good habits are learned just by repetition and exposing your child to your good examples. If you take the time, to learn about eating for energy, you will adjust your lifestyle to the real reasons you need to teach your children how and why they need to learn how to eat.
Let’s review 5 good reasons why eating is such an important part of preventing childhood obesity:
Have enough energy to get through the day.
Learn how to use the fuel we give our bodies.
Eating the right fuel can and must become a good habit.
Understanding why we eliminate unused foods from our bodies.
Understanding the composition of the fuel you put into your body.
We are talking about your children and their lives are at stake. Sit down for a moment and right down 5 more reasons why you do not want your child to be obese. You are making very important, life changing decisions here that will help him(her) for the rest of their lives.
Food for thought.