We're making an effort to eat healthier at our house because I'm a little bit concerned about Lil Punk. Lil Punk is very much like Y. She's not overweight but I can see how it could get to that point. Y was a very heavy kid and got teased a lot about it. I don't want Lil Punk to get teased but more importantly, I want her to have an active and healthy lifestyle.
We've started by limiting how much juice and fruit snacks she can have. She can only have a glass of juice in the morning. After daycare, she can have water and milk with dinner. She only gets one fruit snack per day. Snacks seem to be the biggest downfall and we've tried to really focus on healthier options like carrots, apples, other fruit or yogurt.
I know that I'm doing the right thing as a mom by trying to curb the issue when she is only 3 but its so hard when she looks at me and says, "Please, Mommy! I want fruit snacks and juice." I really need to change my grocery habits so we don't have that stuff in our house.
I cook pretty much all of our meals so I don't think that's the issue. We don't have a fast food habit. She maybe gets McDonald's once a month.
Has anybody else dealt with this? Did you feel bad? Did you know that you were doing the right thing?
Please hold the harsh comments about how I let it get to this point. I'm very sensitive about this. Thanks in advance, Blogging Friends.