Growing up, I ate whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. There were even bowls of candy spread around the house on holiday mornings that inevitably put us into sugar shock by 8:00am. Disgusting.
With no nutritional guidance, I left my first year of college with an extra 15, or 20lbs of fat and often felt lethargic and moody. This was not the road my children were going to follow. I’ve learned three rules you must never break to assure your children don’t grow obese.
Number one don’t eat fast food. I would be mortified if someone saw me in a McDonalds. That alone keeps me from ordering my food from a talking box and picking it up through a window.
Number two avoid monosodium glutamate (MSG). This is a nasty unnatural dangerous chemical used as a flavor enhancer. Basically, it’s designed by evil chemists to make tasteless food addicting. Big profit for someone right? At the same time, my husband teaches that it also interrupt’s your body’s natural hormonal intelligence by screwing with insulin levels and making the fat storing hormone surge. The outcome over time is diabetes.
My number three ingredient to avoid is high fructose corn syrup. This stuff will make your kids fat. Really fat. It is an altered sugar that is not natural as its manufacturers claim. It’s found in so many products you may even be fooled by the “All Natural” labels.
Avoiding these three poisons will put your children on the fast track to a happy healthy childhood!