Sunday, 27 January 2013

Will you pass your bad habits on to your children?

This is something that I am going to be very passionate about for years to come,
After growing up being allowed to eat junk food, take away and microwave meals,
I am still to this day a seasoned salad dodger and chocolate eater!
It's not something I am proud of but it was how I was brought up and some bad habits are extremely hard to break!

I grew up being overweight with led to me having lapband surgery when I was 18 years old,
by no means was I massively obese but I was depressed and after attempting to lose weight for a knee reconstruction and losing all of 3kg in 3 months my mother and I decided that it was time for a huge life change and that's what we did!

I believe strongly that my mothers choices of what to feed me when I was young did effect how I eat now but I don't blame her for any of it.

I now have a family of my own and yes, sometimes cooking up some processed frozen food looks like the easy way to make a quick meal but I don't want my children growing up believing that it is ok to eat junk all the time.

My son eats a lot and is just like my husband with a very quick metabolism, but, That doesn't mean I feed him junky things.
He eats Fruit, Veggies, Salmon, Bread, Pasta and Salad.
He still drinks some milk but now it is mostly water.
I don't feed him chocolate or lollies, He has some junk food when attending birthday parties but at home it all in moderation.

I don't want my children to grow up with the bad habits that I have passed on to them.

Today I was going down my facebook newsfeed and came across a picture of a fellow mum's (with a lapband) 12 week old son being fed spoonfuls of nutella!
Why I believe parents have rights to do what they feel is right for them and their child, 
I don't believe that you should be feeding a baby nutella out of the jar,
Do things like this set children up for bad eating habit later on in life?

I would love to hear other peoples opinions on this subject!



  1. This is just one reason why I like your blog. I have many unhealthy/bad habits I do NOT want to pass on. I also nominated you for a Leibster Award. Check it out here:

  2. Hey, just found your blog from the GFC blog hop and I love it. Annnd....I den.t have kids, but still.. I think you are definitely right! Eating habits stay with you for your kids healthy attitudes and expectations is so important. Well done :-)

    P.s. I' s love it if you checked out my blog:

  3. I have searched all over your site and I was unable to find your email address. So I decided to leave you the message through comments. I wanted to let you know that have been folowing your blog and this week I nominated your blog for the Liebster award. This award is to honor up and coming blogs and hopefully help gain new followers. My post with the details are below.

    Way to go!

    Felicia ( the Nifty Thrifty Mom)

  4. Hello! Good for you for making sure your child loves healthy food. We also try to implement the same kind of eating habits in this house as well. I really hope I don't
    pass on any of my bad habits to my children, I have a couple. I am your newest follower and found you via 'I Love My Online Friends Hop'. I Hope you have a wonderful day.
    Angie G.


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