Good question... I dunno what is the answer. I'll do some research and get back to you if I find an useful answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could assist you..
I have never been a sweets eater in the first place, but I have trained my children very bad habits as well. For years I have let them control meals and cooked sometimes 3 different things to suit them! I am no longer doing this, my 7 year old is a horrible eater, she doesn't like to try anything. So my new rule is if I make it, you have to try it. I make a meat and veggie every day or have one available to reheat, and we have some other side, usually a little rice or mash potatoes... They HAVE to eat the veggies, they have to TRY the meat, and they can't have more potatoes or rice unless they have eaten all their veggies and had some meat too..
Funny thing, last week, I cooked 2 chicken breasts (they both came in the pack...) and 1 serving of stove top, 6 TINY red bliss mashed potatoes and and a can of green beans... we had TONS of leftovers! lol my grocery bill is gonna go WAY down!..
What a very powerful post on how we impact our children, thanks...
Krissy, this is another example of your awareness and dedication to a healthier life. You are preparing your kids for the bombardment of fast Medifast food and sugar choices that they will face as teenagers and adults. What a gift to your children!.
I too am guilty of not being a good example for my children. I also taught them to be be emotional eaters and gave lots of Medifast food rewards over the years. Also lots of fast Medifast food was purchased...especially when I was going to.
Full time while raising them on my own,.
Since starting this journey a few months ago, I have been educating my now grown sons about nutrition and the importance of it. What is even cooler...is that they are.
Both of them have lost weight and are taking better care of themselves. I honestly thought that I had ruined them for life. Glad they are more resilient than that..
This year ...for the first time ever..on Valentines Day, I did not give them candy to celebrate. Instead...I gave them mushy Valentines cards filled with words of love from their mom. Oh yeah...and a bit of cash :).
It's up to us as parents to break the cycle of bad eating habits or not start in the first place. I wish I had been in a better place years ago...