I agree about the proselytizing about food. It can be too much. I usually keep those things to myself unless asked. I gave up fast food years ago and I don't want my kids eating it, but I would be fine with them going to a birthday party there or occasionally having a friend's parents take them or something. But we don't take them, our sitter doesn't, our relatives don't.
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I have a lot to say about food. But I really hope that I don't preach about it! yikes.
Orthorexia is something that I hadn't ever heard of. Gosh I love food and given our dietary restrictions I have to be really careful. . . so sometimes it is a chore. I mean, I love to cook but I pretty much have to cook, and can be a drag to always have to be ahead of it.
I really hope that I am not seen as proselytizing about our food choices, I do try not to bring it up as a topic. I will offer what has worked for me if someone mentions chronic stomach issues. It has been literally life changing for me, I hope others would be able to lead a more normal life too. For me, even at celebrations, I know that if I eat things with sugar added I will end up sick. Not worth it, I am too busy to have diarrhea. Last night I tried a strawberry with a cheesecake filling in it, I was okay with one but I knew anymore would make me sick.
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I wasn't in any way trying to say anyone was doing that on this thread ~ heck, I do it on food debates with the best of em ~ because its a debate, you know, I was talking about real life Wasn't trying to point fingers at ANY of you, because a debate ABOUT food would certainly be a place to preach ones beliefs! I just meant in real life its something that I've noticed, so didn't mean anyone here.
I didn't think you were saying that. More that I hope I don't do that in my day to day.
I didn't think that. It makes me want to look up the word 'proselytizing' in the dictionary. I've got a big vocab, but that word isn't in there Does it mean like, preachy, talk-down-to? I'm guessing just based on the context of its use. If that's kind of right I didn't think you were doing that either. Feel free to correct me if my guess is wrong. I would hate to be the user of bad grammar
Plus, If you thought that I was. . . I imagine that you'd probably tell me directly.
As for the separate 'kids food' thing, I don't get it, either. I even find myself giving in to it at times, because it's become so much the 'norm.'
What surprised me was when my daughter's teacher told me that she was impressed with the food I put in her lunch bag for lunch and snacks, she said it's some of the healthiest she's seen in her class, the other kids get mostly junk food. And here I thought the food I was providing wasn't healthy enough. I mean, are the other kids' lunches/snacks that bad???
And it is sad that our society has come to the point where giving 'real' food to kids is looked at as abnormal.
I agree about the 'balance' thing, and being able to celebrate with friends/family. I try to respect those who choose not to eat certain foods, but for me, I have found that it is next to impossible to enjoy life in this society if I refuse certain foods.
On a side note, off topic from this debate.... I have been extremely concerned with how many TODDLERS I have seen lately that are obese. I'm not talking just chubby, I'm talking HUGE, to the point that they can barely move! One example was this one girl at the mall in the play area, maybe two years old, that couldn't even run she was so big, though she was trying sooo hard to run, poor little thing, and was breathing heavily just from walking! So very sad I mean, toddlers don't generally overeat unless they have some sort of disease, but this wasn't just one isolated case, I've seen several now. I just don't get it.
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And see...this is where moms like me get worried about what their kiddos teachers think. DD1 used to eat pretty much anything under the sun. We fed her table foods, fresh fruits, veggies etc. Then BAM! one day she stopped. She still LOVES fruit but limits her veggies to peas. (She'll eat corn, tomatoes and cukes too but I didn't want to start a debate on what is a veggie and what is not lol). Hardly any meat. I tried to do the put the food in front of her but she would refuse to eat.....and would do it for meals at a time. This is due to her sensory issues. She ends up with many lunches of carb heavy foods...Grilled cheese, pizza bites "kid stuff" because I know she will eat it and she'll behave better. It's not that I wouldn't gladly send her the stuff dd2 eats..mushrooms, raw carrots etc...she would not ever eat it . I hate to know that I'm probably judged when I'm caught between a rock and a hard place of wanting to do what is best and having a hard time watching my girl be hungry. (oh she also gets fruit and healthy snacks she will eat for snack break)