A Journey Toward Optimal Health

The youngest son hero of Boots Who Ate a Match...

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My youngest son was a picky eater as a child. I felt so inadequate at times being a single mom and broke. I did everything I could to feed my kids right. I took advantage of every program available to me that would put food on the table for my children. But no matter what I tried, I just could hardly ever get him to eat.

As I found things that he liked I made sure that was a part of his diet often. This helped some, but he was tiny and the doctor and I were worried. One night, I’ll never forget… I made spaghetti for the fist time in a long time. He must have been starving and really liked it because at the age of 4 he ate 4 plates of it! HE WANTED MORE! I looked at his belly and I thought it was going to burst! Something in that spaghetti worked. To this day, I don’t know why he chose that.

I tried everything with this kid. Finally I was able to “hide” enough nutrients in the things that he did like to get him healthy and he grew up to be a healthy strong man. Then he had a son.

I don’t know if it’s something in the genes or what… but I bet you can guess. Yup… same exact thing. My grand son is 6 years old and tiny. We are a bit concerned about his eating habits. Oh he has no problem eating sweets! Not at all. It’s anything nutritious that you put in front of him that he seems to reject. So I just found out that the program I’m on for weight loss can actually benefit kids like this as well! The meal replacement (some of which taste like candy bars ,milkshakes and cheese puffs) can be given to kids as healthy snacks! They are packed with protein and vitamins that will sustain a positive and even energy in kids instead of giving them a spike in their insulin levels, hyping them out and making them crash hard and causing them to be cranky!

I’m so excited to have found this out and definitely will be getting with Mom and Dad to try it with him. Stay tuned for the update!


Comments on: "Do You Have A Child Who Just Won’t Eat Healthy?" (8)

  1. Great post! My son was only skinny and picky until he was about 5. Now he is 8 and needs to shed some pounds. He eats too much! But, he loves salads, so I tend to feed him a huge salad before dinner or even for a snack before he can get into the oreos!

  2. Leslie Miller said:

    What a great idea!

  3. I’m glad to hear you found something that worked! My son used to be a picky eater and now eats more than he should and needs to lose a few pounds, like Pam said about her son.

    May have to try your program for both of us!


  4. Overweight and obese kids are at a greater risk of contracting Cardiovascular illness later in life. The older the children are, the greater the risk is. In other words an obese teen is more likely to have a cardiovascular disease in adulthood than an obese pre-teen.

    • I absolutely agree. And this can be stopped. If you don’t have time to cook healthy use the healthy resources to help you! It’s the parents responsibility here. Not the childs.

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