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Food addiction?

Discussion in 'Other Substances' started by Nergaahl, Jan 26, 2015.

  1. lgdg090596

    lgdg090596 Senior Contributor

    Yes. Parents are responsible. They shouldn't spoil their children.
  2. Nick W.

    Nick W. Community Listener Community Listener

    I too have been really lucky to lose some significant weight by eating lots of fruit and berries. I also cut the red meat out of my diet and replaced it with meat that is a little better for my cholesterol in general. Also, oatmeal in the morning seems to really help me regulate my appetite and energy levels all day long. It's a struggle, and it takes time, that's the most important thing to realize. It's not going to happen overnight, ever.
  3. Matthodge1

    Matthodge1 Community Champion

    White meat is an excellent substitute to red meat. Blueberries are my favorite berry. Oatmeal is a great and healthy source of carbs. It is a struggle, but it is so worth it. I promise.
  4. lgdg090596

    lgdg090596 Senior Contributor

    Sad to say, I'm almost obese. >.<
  5. Nick W.

    Nick W. Community Listener Community Listener

    Don't look at it like that. Look at it as just a number. Somewhere to go down from, a starting point. There's no point in beating yourself up because of weight or health reasons. If you're aware, and trying, be proud of that fact. It took time to gain weight and it's going to take time to get ride of the weight too. It's OK to struggle, as long as you keep on moving forward it's all good. Do you know what I mean?
  6. thisizznaveen

    thisizznaveen Active Contributor

    This addiction is specially due to junk food. Children's love to eat burger,pizza etc . But there is a need to get nutrition food for growth of young children. Soo healthy food is most important for children's .
  7. hc201bp2b

    hc201bp2b Member

    I think that many families are quick to sit down to dinner together and not realize the consequences of their actions. They feel happy and warm and fuzzy as they sit down to eat their greasy hamburger helper or worse but they don't think about the long term repercussions. Parents should monitor the amount of food their children eat and should also mandate that kids get up and move after eating. If people hope to be participants in a democratic society, they should absolutely exercise so that they are capable of getting out to vote and change their life trajectories.
  8. Nick W.

    Nick W. Community Listener Community Listener

    I'm not sure I understand the connection here between overeating and being part of a Democratic society. Is there some sort of study that says fat people don't vote, or have less rights? This seems like a stretch.
  9. katherine25

    katherine25 Senior Contributor

    Absolutely, parents should be teaching and educating their children on healthy eating and exercise. All these habits start at home so its definitely up to the parents to lead their children down the right path.
  10. Damien Lee

    Damien Lee Community Champion

    Yes, many kids are obese nowadays. They seem to consume too much junk food while not exercising as often as they should. Parents are to blame for not taking a more pro-active role in what their kids are eating. They should also not take the easy route by stopping by the McDonald's after school for lunch. Parents should put in the time and effort to ensure their kids eat healthy, home cooked meals.
  11. lexinonomous

    lexinonomous Community Champion

    I agree with this. I wish my grandmother didn't spoil me with food. She raised me and made the choice to constantly tell me yes. I was a very, very obese child and in turn a very obese adult. It is only recently that I've made the decision to fix myself and am now around 45 pounds down. It's a hard thing to come back from.
  12. doatk22

    doatk22 Community Champion

    Parents really need to be more responsible. They just don't care enough at all anymore. The parents have bad habits themselves, and need to wake up. Get real and do good for your kids.
  13. Tsky45

    Tsky45 Community Champion

    I think parents should encourage there kids to eat healthy. Everything should be done in moderation. Being a couch potato can cause a lot of health problems in the future. Exercise like going to a park and riding a bike is a good idea also. Having healthy habits early will help later in life. I don't think parents should stop there kids from eating snacks just teach them to do it in moderation.
  14. kgord

    kgord Community Champion

    As a food addict, it is a constant struggle. Our society is food obsessed and it is difficult to have high calorie food around all the time, it is hard to escape. I have lost and gained weight all my life, but never keep it off for good. Money is also a factor, because I don't have a lot of it, and many of the better and healthier foods cost a bit more. One thing is that I saw my son going down the same road, and talked to him about it and got him to think about his relationship with food. He lost 30 or 40 lbs and now is eating a healthier yeah try to model good eating and food relationships for your kids but don't go overboard on forbidding certain foods. They will rebel.
  15. juno

    juno Community Champion

    Until children are adults, it is the parent responsibility to keep healthy food at home and provide proper meals. This where children learn and create eating habits that can last a life time. It is unfortunate how unhealthy kids are becoming thanks to easily accessible fast food. For some busy parents, it is often just easier and cheaper. This leads to eating disorder in the long run.
  16. Adrianna

    Adrianna Community Champion

    Yes you are right. I didn't really eat much as a kid. My brother got pretty fat as a teenager because of the junk we had in the house. I think when I did eat it was empty calories. The junk today is all designed to just make people more hungry and fatter.
    Kids today i feel sorry for when I see them so young and obese. The new child abuse. The parents sit there and wonder why their 7 year old has cancer. Overweight kids and all these health problems. Parents are just so out of it.
    I don't think they should limit what they eat. I believe they should make better choices of what they allow their children to eat and what they bring into their house. They can eat as much fruit as they want. Plenty of kids eat vegetables and love them.
    Parents who have kids that are overweight clearly the parents are responsible for this. Its a lame excuse to when they say "thats all they'll eat." giving them junk. Its just lazy and poor parenting. Parents like this need to learn how to eat themselves. The parents create the environment.
  17. serenity

    serenity Community Champion

    Parents should definitely limit and keep an eye on what their kids eat because if not, if their kid loves to eat then they will become obese in the future. I have a nephew who is quite overweight and he is only in pre-school, so I fear that if his diet won't change, then he will grow up as an obese kid.
  18. ReadmeByAmy

    ReadmeByAmy Community Champion

    When it comes to the right approach to eating whether young and old should both have the right eating habit. Eating the right amount of healthy foods at the right time interval should be considered so that to avoid gain in weight. And we should keep in mind that we should be eating only when we are hungry and not we should be eating only for pleasure.
  19. danjon

    danjon Senior Contributor

    I've switched to the "keto" diet, and I haven't eaten as many vegetables and plant matter in my life. Which is strange, because a lot of people think going ketogenic means you eat a lot of meat, but this isn't the case. It's a high fat, low carb, medium protein diet, so it's salads, nuts, cheese and coffee with heavy cream for me!
  20. pwarbi

    pwarbi Community Champion

    While parents do need to be more aware of their child's eating habit, a lot of the time you'll find that the unhealthy foods are cheaper.

    People are struggling financially these days, and while they might want their children to eat healthier, they simply can't afford it. One survey in the UK said that a child can take a healthy, balanced meal for lunch to school that works out at less than £3 a day or £15 a week. That doesn't sound like a lot, but then when they can get a bag of chips or a pie for £1, while they aren't healthy, the saving does add up over the week as you can see.