Are you confident that you are feeding your child right? How can you tell if you need to make a change to your child’s diet?
Learn how to figure out if your child is eating right, and how to help them maintain an ideal weight…
How and When To Lose Weight
First, if you feel it would be healthy for your child to lose a few pounds, do not feel like a failure! Our society makes it very hard to eat healthy with toys in fast food, vending machines in schools, and all the sweet stuff at child-level in the grocery store.
The good news: there’s no better time to start than today if you feel your child needs a healthier lifestyle.
Don’t think about it as putting your child on a diet, but instead helping your child make healthy lifestyle choices. Severely limiting calories and extreme exercise is not the way to do it. Eating healthy should not be a punishment for your child. In addition, the intense pressure to lose weight can create anxiety for both of you.
Learning how to live a healthy lifestyle should be a fun experience for everyone in your family. One of the main ways to do this is to teach your child to choose healthy meats, vegetables, eggs, and great snacks. We know they are kids and will want to have that cupcake, but be sure it is limited to a ‘special occasion’ and not a regular occurrence.
Teach your kids to read labels, and talk about hidden sugars and refined starches. Use what you learned to clean out the pantry together. Engage your kids in the kitchen, have them help out with some of the cooking so they can get hands-on with healthy foods. Make exercise a fun way to spend time together by doing things like swimming, playing ball, or walking to the park.
Children can be successful at losing weight gradually, a goal that rewards parents and children with a sense of accomplishment. If your child is eating the right foods– the ones that are natural and do not have processed carbs, sugars, and fillers you are taking strides in the right direction!
How To Maintain an Ideal Weight
Maintaining weight allows children to grow into a healthy weight as they get taller. Children who are encouraged to develop healthy eating and activity patterns without dieting can stop excess weight gain and maintain their ideal weight while continuing their growth curve. Compared to adults, children are more successful at using healthy eating and regular activity to keep weight in the healthy range long-term.
So once good habits are established, kids are more likely to maintain them into adulthood.
Is Personal Trainer Food OK for Children?
Most children are heavily influenced by what their parents eat, so if you are setting a healthy example, they will follow. The earlier you lay this ground-work, the more likely your child will grow up to be a strong and healthy individual. Parents often tell us that they have to order more food because their children have been dipping into the Personal Trainer Food stocked in the freezer.
But is that safe for a growing kid?
Absolutely! Our foods are just real food, like what you would buy for your family at the grocery store, warehouse store, or order at a restaurant. We work with the same fine-quality food vendors you trust. There are no ‘diet’ additives in our foods that would make them unsafe for children to consume. The complex carbs from the vegetables and real protein are great for kids.
Food for thought: our frozen foods are much better choices for your child than the typical frozen pizza they might otherwise eat. Plus, the ease of preparation reduces the burden on you to prepare healthy meals your kids will enjoy.
Here’s a busy working mom who was able to help her family make healthier choices with Personal Trainer Food:
Personal Trainer Food was there so I could learn how to feed my family. I learned portion control and what types of foods to feed my children. It is never easy to admit that your children have weight issues, but it is easy to do something about it! I am a working mother and don’t have time to grocery shop and cook as much as I’d like to. I can admit, in the past it was easier to stop at a fast food restaurant on the way home. Now, with Personal Trainer Food, I can have a delicious, healthy meal on the table for my whole family in 10 minutes without the clean up! It gives me more time to spend with my family and my children are the most healthy they’ve been in a long time. “
…but do they like the taste? Here’s the answer: