So, I am thinking about "mostly clean eating" for my family of 8.
I am lactose intolerant, have a seafood allergy and am celiac. I have become overweight (from since 12/14 to size 16/18) since eating gluten free diet. (Treadmill gets off layby mid July).
My 7 yo son is bipolar and autistic.
My 12 yo daughter eats her large meals and everyone's leftovers.
I eat a block of chocolate a day.
My kids are quite hyperactive (I think possibly due to too many sweets)
My 8 yo daughter and 5 yo daughter have teeth issues.
My 14 yo daughter thinks that she is fat (which she definitely isn't) and wants to eat healthy.
I offer healthy options at every meal, 5 healthy meals a day.
My husband bribes the kids with treats which I hate. (Please no negativity there, he gets enough about it from me).
My 7yo son, 5 yo daughter and 3 yo son still yet the bed (wear drynites).
My husband and I are tired ALL the time.
My 5 yo daughter thinks she can sleep in our room every night.
My 3 yo thinks he can sleep on the lounge every night.
So...... Now that you have a bit of a background, here's what we are thinking of doing.
We don't want to eat anything from a packet.
All drinks are to be water, tea, coffee, milk or freshly juiced veggies and fruit.
All "sweets" are to be made from scratch using 1/2 the amount of honey as alternative to sugar.
No chocolate or chocolate flavoured food unless it's using natural cocoa chocolate.
All breads and pastas are to be homemade from scratch.
All snacks are to be fruit vege or dairy.
Everyone is allowed 1 small treat per day.
No fried foods.
Meat 4 times a week max.
Please help with anything more that you think will work to try and help these problems.
TIA. I am determined to make this work and so is my husband.....