I can't sit here and say that my kids eat perfectly, they don't. One thing is for certain though, if it isn't in my house, they can't eat it. I keep 2 huge bowls of fruit on the counter and there is always cut up carrots and green peppers in the fridge. They also love hummus so I usually keep a batch in the fridge at all times. Rule in my house is 'if its a fruit or veggie or water...you can have all you want.....anything else, they have to ask'. Works like a charm. The other rule is....they have to try new things all the time, if they don't like it, thats fine..but they have to try it. I have a nephew who is 18, I'm not joking, this boy has grown up on peanut butter crackers, hamburgers, hot dogs and cantaloupe. I seriously can't think of anything else that he'll eat. At family dinners, there he sits with his crackers. I've always been floored by this. So, a couple of months ago, as I was standing next to him over the food counter, I made him try a green pepper. HE HAD NEVER TRIED ONE!! omagosh....he liked it!! He told me that he always thought they were hot. He also found out that day that he liked cauliflower and cucumbers. I never said anything negative to my sister, just told her that he tried a few things, her jaw dropped. WHAT?!?!? He should've been trying this stuff when he was 2!! She's always wondering why my kids are so weird...they like salads and veggies. I don't know how my nephew appears to be so healthy...I really don't. He was a record setting quarterback at his high school this year, big and strong....I just wonder what his health will be like in 10, 20 years. I worry about him. I worry about what his arteries look like now....outward appearances can be deceiving. Just had a friend, who is 32, go thru angioplasty and is also now on meds for diabetes. He had a heart attack....at 32!!! Not surprising, I've seen that boy eat since he was in high school. There really is no mystery to it at all, is there??? WHY CAN'T PEOPLE SEE THIS?!?!?!?!? ok, I'll stop, I'm starting to ramble.
"The food you put into your body is the single most powerful factor that determines your health and well being." Dr. John A. McDougall, MD