Let’s talk about the elephant in the room. Type 2 diabetes among children from 1977 -2000 has gone from 7 percent to 15.3 percent in children ages 11-19. It tripled. This is crazy and unacceptable. It is also 2022, so this isn’t even the most recent data. Studies show that obesity rates have climbed among children of all ages, including infants. We have formula and government subsidies to thank for this.
So, what is happening? Real food that our grandparents ate has been replaced with processed garbage. Cereal, white bread, muffins, fruit snacks, goldfish, Uncrustables, Lunchables, donuts, pastries, and the like. Your kids are eating convenient, fast, pre-packaged food that is low in fat, low in vitamins and minerals, and void of any nutrients.
But it’s on the shelf, so it must be safe! WRONG! The FDA, Big Food, Big Soda, Big Sugar, all of these major food corporations do not have your health or your kids’ health in mind. They are selling a product, making money, and they will do whatever it takes to get you to buy their “latest” addictive fake-food product. I can hear you saying, “But my kids won’t eat broccoli!” Well, if you don’t give them a choice, or if they get to choose between broccoli and pasta, they will choose the pasta. I will take a moment to remind you, that you are the parent. You pay the bills, you buy the groceries, and you set the example.
All of that being said, it isn’t easy making changes to your child’s diet. I understand this, I have a child, and it hasn’t been easy, and still isn’t. But it has gotten better over the years!
MY TOP 3 TIPS FOR IMPLEMENTING CHANGE
1. Start with breakfast, stop buying cereal. Anything is better than cereal. It is full of sugar, more sugar, inflammatory seed oils, and a bunch of preservatives and dyes that are wreaking havoc on your child’s health. Cereal can be swapped out with a lot of easy things. Protein is a good start. Greek Yogurt, Eggs, sprouted grain toast, i.e. Ezekiel Bread.
2. Next, replace the added sugar for whole food. For example: instead of fruit snacks have berries. Instead of applesauce, have an apple, with the skin on. Instead of cookies, have nuts or homemade trail mix. Instead of peanut butter and jelly, they have turkey and cheese.
3. Lastly, only allow your kids to drink water. No one needs soda, juice, or sports drinks. NO ONE. Drinks with sugar and high-fructose corn syrup are the biggest offender to our bodies. Our liver can’t convert or use fructose in the form of liquid sugar and it just ends up as fat, internal fat, and external fat. You are doing your kids a favor, just say NO!
This is a good starting point and it’s where I start with many of my clients. If you need more help or would like to learn more you can book a FREE HELP CALL HERE https://app.fitnessfrms.com/widget/booking/cu7WMfgCxVNLRqLfY9ne