I think by definition something can't be "too healthy" so my initially response would be no.
But I'm not sure that's how healthy would be defined in this thread...
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06-02-2016 20:17 #31
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06-02-2016 20:41 #34Senior Member
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Yeah I'm in the healthy relationship with food and healthy food being different things.
I came from a family where I think our food was healthy and balanced - lots of veggies, fruit, whole grains with junk food here and there - fish and chips from the deli on a Friday night was awesome!
I have a bit of a weird relationship with food though because of my mum and the way she viewed herself. She weighed herself everyday and if the scales were low, she was happy, if she put on weight, she was cranky and this woman weighed 44kg! She was so small - I was taller than her and weighed more by the time I was 13.
Any how, I digress.
Do I think there's such a thing as too healthy, no but I think food and health and our relationship to food and health can be pretty complicated.
06-02-2016 20:57 #35
I have let DD eat everything (not quite, she reacts to MSG so unfortunately we have to limit some things). I will get iced cake donuts for afternoon tea if I haven't had time to bake. She could spot a maccas from 200m by 4 years old. She also loves veggies and will try almost anything from curry through to apple stroop.
But sometimes at parties she can struggle to find much to eat. She doesn't like pies or sausage rolls, hates party franks, knows she can't have more than 2-3 handfuls of cheezels/twisties/shapes/flavoured chips due to msg and knows her tummy hurts if she just eats sweet things. When she was little I used to take along a bag of salt only chips just in case. Now she's at the drop and run age, I make her some fairy bread when she gets home (with round 100s and 1000s and butter on white bread )
06-02-2016 21:07 #36
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06-02-2016 21:13 #37Senior Member
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This is such a great thread. I've just noticed recently starting feel anxiety and stress due to what and how my children eat. After reading this I now feel I have been doing things right and don't need to worry. We eat healthy food at home, don't restrict when at friends, grandparents and parties and respect how our children feel in regards to quantities etc. Thanks ladies love hearing all these different ideas, thoughts and opinions.
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06-02-2016 21:16 #38
I still do cool party food for DS parties but for the savoury stuff I don't do party pies and Frankfurt's but instead do cool sandwiches or sliders or chicken wings or ribs or crab cakes as again typical kids party food is horrid ( those play centre parties are the worst) and most of our friends do the same ( or ask me to make stuff!)
This year will be interesting though as DS just started school so a whole new group of kids so not sure what kind of parties/food will be on offer!
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06-02-2016 22:02 #39
As for grocery shopping, my kids generally don't contribute to the trolley (unless we're shopping for a camping trip). If it's a normal shop they just know what goes and what doesn't. It's not a big deal. But sure, if they want to try a different fruit or something they can go for it!
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06-02-2016 22:03 #40
We made the move to becoming additive/preservative free for health reasons. My DS1 reacts badly to additives. I found their asthma flared up badly with preservatives. And my DD used to get hives constantly. I get eczema after I've eaten something shouldn't have.
I try to find a balance, but it's not a treat if it causes hives or results in ventolin being needed.
We don't make a big deal about food at all. They just eat what they're used to which is good wholesome nutritious food.
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