I don't know when it happened exactly, but somehow I woke up one morning and realized that my children were no longer, eating their tiny little individual serving shepherd's pie or their old favorite parsnip or carrot pureed with apples. I tried mashed sweet potatoes, that were mixed with butter, cream and a touch of cinnamon and they cried so hard that one of them threw up! WHAT?!?! Are you serious? N, was that sweet potato mash so horrifying, so disgusting, that you ACTUALLY go so upset you threw up??? How the heck did this happen?
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How many times have we heard AND said: "I just don't have time to exercise!" ?? I know I hear it about 15 times/day. It's true that exercising can be somewhat time consuming, depending on the types of activities you enjoy, especially when that involves going to the gym.......
child is offered carrots, celery, apple or grapes, the response is 'those candies from the birthday party goodie bag would be nice" Not a chance pal ! This is the voice of Emotional Hunger !
I'm a mom of a 4 year old and a 5 year old and so I often struggle with the question of "What's for dinner?" Thankfully living in the city, I try to take advantage of the amazing array of ethnic food available to us. Within a 1 mile radius, I can get authentic Thai, Chinese, Indian, Korean, Japanese, Italian, Mexican and much more! Of course, that's not a guarentee however, that I'll always be able to find "kid friendly foods". Our typical array of dinner selections is probably typical for a lot of families with chicken nuggets being on the top of the list. However, I try to constantly expose them to different foods - different textures, tastes and smells. Most often, I get a "yuck", "what's that", "that smells funny".
Welcome to my first ever blog post! In my upcoming posts I plan to write about current nutrition and health topics as well as general wellness. Comments and suggestions are very welcome!
This week, I read some interesting information out of Columbia University. Researchers investigated whether too little sleep had any effect on weight. They chose 26 normal-weight men and women who usually slept between 7 and 9 hours per night. The participants stayed in a research center for 6 days on 2 different occasions – one time they slept for 4-6 hours a night, the other time they slept for 9 hours a night.
Now this brings me to another toddler problem, biting... One of my boys is a biter... my oldest (by one whole minute!) N. He has always been a biter, when he was an infant and nursing, he would bite me occasionally, and I would shriek, and he would LAUGH! He was only 4 months old! So I guess I should not be surprised that he is my biter. But what am I to do?