Super healthy. Never got ice blocks or ice cream as we live right out in the country and it would have melted.
There were no takeaway places or anything.
My parents grew loads of fruit...
So ate alot of fruit and veg
I kinda got fat when we moved to the city and ive battled my weight since doing so and having an abundance of takeaway and junk at my doorstep :/
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25-07-2013 23:24 #21
26-07-2013 00:44 #22
Mum cooked (terribly) and packed lunches & they were probably 80% healthy, 20% naughty. But the cupboard always had chips, biscuits, cordial etc. and we always had ice cream in the freezer. So we kind of had access to whatever. Funnily enough I always preferred polony, ham, olives etc for snacks. And we never had soft drink.
My Dad was always ranting about healthy eating though & that really sunk in. For many of my adult years I wouldn't eat anything crap, wouldn't 'do that' to my body. I'm very healthy these days but I'm no angel, still eat fast food occasionally & chippies... mmmm!
26-07-2013 05:09 #23
My mum is a fantastic cook, so we ate really great dinners.
Despite this, I was very very fussy in my younger years and for a fair while I mostly ate tuna and cheese on rice for dinner. I refused most veges.
I think I was about 7 years old when I became open to trying new foods & it opened up a whole new world of eating for me!
We always had little packets of chips in the house and other treats. Both my brother and I were very lean so it didn't effect our weight. We were allowed sweet drinks too.
Take away meals were extremely rare, like maybe 4 times a year.
26-07-2013 05:12 #24
Lots of healthy home cooked meals. We rarely ate any junk. It just wasnt it the house
While all my friends at school had packed lunches of chips, roll ups and canteen food ( i was jealous) i got healthy sandwiches fruit and a muesli bar.
Im grateful for that now.
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26-07-2013 06:17 #25
I think we ate fairly well balanced meals growing up. Both my parents like to cook so plenty of yummy home cooked meals. McDonalds and the likes were massive treats as we didn't get it often. Lollies and sweets were more party foods that we had at birthday parties. Mum used to bake us muffins or slice that were for school lunches and afternoon tea.
Once I started working a casual job in high school and has my own money I definitely didn't eat as healthy. I would buy soft drink and lollies most days from the vending machines at school and often buy lunch instead of packing my own. Once I model out of home I think my habits got better as I realised how much money I was wasting!
26-07-2013 06:51 #26
I think we mostly ate healthy dinners and school lunches were always sandwiches with ham/salad etc. mum made any cakes/muffins for lunch boxes from scratch. I do remember drinking a lot of cordial though..
I remember in primary school pretty much everyone had bday parties at mcDonalds, HJs etc so I guess we had it pretty often.
My DD eats pretty well I think, I rarely let her eat chips or lollies or anything (maybe at parties etc) and I only offer milk or water as drinks though when my mum has her I know she gives her juice which drives me nuts!
26-07-2013 06:57 #27Senior Member
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We hardly ever ate take away when I was growing up. It was a big treat if we went to the city we would get KFC for the drive home. I grew up in a small town which didn't have Maccas, KFC, etc.
We occasionally ate out at restaurants which were mainly steak houses and I never ever ate from the kids menu. I would normally have a steak salad and chips with my parents.
I didn't know what chicken nuggets were. Hated hotdogs, burgers (unless mum made them from scratch).
I loved mums home cooking and we always had veg on our plates. I did go through a stage of not liking veg and I would hide it under a baked potato skin but mum also used to force me to eat some.
I did love salad though. Any type of salad so ate that a lot.
I did eat chocolate though, quite a lot. Dad loves chocolate so would always buy it for us. I actually used to get sick of it. Haha. I also drank WAY too much coke, didn't drink anything else!! I'm surprised that my teeth are so good!!
I eventually stopped drinking coke and switched to fruit juice which really is just as bad sugar wise. I also ate heaps of crisps and fried chips but never let that get in the way of my main meals. I have always had quite a good appetite.
I also used to have sugar on cereal, drink chocolate milk etc.
My diet now is basically the same although I do eat more junk. I now love veg though so eat a lot of it and still prefer home cooked meals. I don't drink coke anymore, maybe once or twice every 6 months
26-07-2013 07:09 #28
Lots of carbs!! Lots and lots of pasta and potatoes. Also alot of fat, creamy pasta, cheese on everything. We got given very unhealthy lunches at times like peanut butter and Nutella sandwiches ... yes both on one sandwich.
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26-07-2013 07:38 #29
We were pretty healthy. The closest McDonalds to our house growing up was about 20 mins away- we were in a newish suburb in Southern Sydney. We would have Hot Chips or Fish and Chips from the local takeaway once a week after Dad and later we played soccer.
We ate heaps of veg and fruit, our diet was very carb heavy though - I think it was more to save $$$ though as we were owner-builders. Mum used to make a lot of stuff from scratch, I used to be jealous of people with muesli bars in their lunches and white bread sandwiches!
We did drink too much cordial though. Way too much. And mum liked making chocolate chip cookies and cakes a little too much too!
I went through a chubby phase around prepuberty/puberty - mostly because I had a part time job reffing soccer, and spent all my money buying things that we were not allowed to eat at home! Other than that I have always been a pretty healthy weight and reasonably active.
26-07-2013 07:39 #30
My parents were very careful with what we ate. No sugary cereals or sugar added to things. No salt added to our food. Wholemeal bread. Only occasional soft drink, and flavoured mineral water if that. Very rarely had food like McDonald's. as we got older (high school), they relaxed things a bit and bought things like those mini packets of chips for after school or school lunches (with our fruit and sandwiches).
They insisted that we finish our dinner before dessert (I know this could be a
negative, but worked for us) and didn't indulge our fussiness or preferences. (Allowed me to put tomato sauce on pumpkin, which I now like). We would have frozen yogurt or ice cream with tinned fruit for dessert.
We still had junk food, just not daily. It was a treat. We had takeaway once per week and on Friday nights we would watch a video together with a bowl of chips and chocolate. It annoyed me at the time, but I'm really grateful that they helped develop into an adult with healthy eating habits. There are few fruits/vege that I don't like and I can take or leave sweet things.
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