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Old 08-19-2011, 08:57 PM   #1
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Question Dieting mom!!!

I am a stay at home mom of 2 very busy kids. They are 5 & 6. I have been eating healthy and now juicing. I have to feed them. But it is so hard to cut their meat and scoop their rice! It actually crossed my mind to just lick their steak I cooked. I didn't do it ause frankly that's gross. But it is soooo hard.
How do you other moms handle feeding the family on a diet? Do you make them eat healthy also.
I have been serving more fresh for the family. Yet I feel they are already thin so I can't take away snack and treats.
I also have a husband who can eat whatever and fights to keep his weight fromd ropping to low.

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Old 08-20-2011, 08:53 AM   #2
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Sounds like our family is similar. My dh is 135 on a heavy day. He dropped to 132 and started freaking out (he is 5'8" btw). But since I cook the meals, the family eats what I do. Lots of chicken, ground turkey, fish, fruits and veggies. They enjoy all the meals, they don't see it as having to eat mom's diet food. DH will add to his if he feels the need. He doesn't ask me to fix him something else, nor do I feel obliged to. As for treats, we don't have them in the form of cake, ice cream, cookies, chips, etc anymore. Now a treat is some fruit, or a small glass of fruit juice, or yogurt, etc.
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Old 08-20-2011, 11:18 AM   #3
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Sounds to me like your plan may be too restrictive. Are you eating enough?

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Old 08-20-2011, 01:03 PM   #4
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Snacks and treats should still be healthy for the most part even for thin kids. Nobody NEEDS sugary junk. Just give them larger portions and some good sustaining between meal snacks.

They should get the same meal you cook for yourself maybe with a little extras (Steak and veggies for you, maybe steak, veggies and potato for them. etc. adjust as needed depending on what you are restricting)
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Old 08-20-2011, 01:38 PM   #5
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I agree...sounds like you may be restricting too much. Remember, for successful weight loss, you have to make sustainable changes in your lifestyle. You won't be able to stick with this in the long run if you're already contemplating licking steaks!
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Old 08-22-2011, 07:32 PM   #6
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My family basically eats the same things I do, except I will make a little extra for them or just skip it myself. If I'm cutting out carbs for my last meal of the day, for example, I'll make rice with dinner but I won't eat it myself. If my toddler and I are eating lunch, I'll make her a tuna salad sandwich and apple slices, but will just eat my tuna plain with the apple.
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