What is normal eating? Why is one food labeled normal and others not considered normal? How is it that pizza, burger and fries have become the normal? …
What does it mean to eat “normally”?
Find Out In Today’s Podcast:
- What is eating “normally”
- The Pop Tart Incident
- Helpful action steps to help you “figure” out what to eat
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The Pop Tart Incident
I have to tell you a story…my daughter came home after school and was so upset with me.
She was in 2nd grade and the teacher had been talking about Pop Tarts.
My daughter was so upset because she didn’t know what a Pop Tart was let alone ever ate one.
Part of me felt bad because her classmates where ribbing her for not knowing what a Pop Tart was. But there was another part of me going “Yeah! Score 1 in the nutrition department for mom!”
Think about what you grew up eating.
What was considered “normal” for your family to eat?
What do you think is “normal” for your kids to be eating today?
How is it that sweets and highly processed foods have become what we eat normally??
Food has become so ingrained in our society. You can’t go anywhere without being surrounded by food.
Want to go get a cup of coffee?…there are scones and muffins there.
Let’s go to the movies!… Popcorn, nachos, soda.
Happy birthday! …We must have cake!
How many boxes of cookies, chip or sweets are in your kitchen cabinet right now??
When you go out to eat how many people give you the weirdest looks when you say “I’m not hungry just yet” or “I don’t want any dessert/alcohol”. If you have never experienced this give it a try and see what comes up in your thoughts.
Then those people who just gave you weird looks will say “I’m sure one piece of cake isn’t going to kill you?”
Obesity Is On The Rise
Did you know that the obesity and diabetes rate in the USA are staggering?!
Each year, 1.5 MILLION Americans are diagnosed with diabetes. 1.5 MILLION!
Obesity rates has steadily been rising over the past decade. If nothing changes, there is an estimate that half of American teenagers will be obese by 2030. HALF!
Do you want that for your kids? …
In 2016, 69% of American women were either overweight or obese.
Do you want that for YOURSELF??
Take a good look at what you are eating on a daily basis. Is that food getting you closer or further away from your goals?
Aim for mostly whole foods (a.k.a. foods with one ingredient). You can still eat processed foods – everything in moderation. You always have a choice.