Posts tagged ‘healthy eating’

How to Have Healthier Menfolk

As I sit here and eat a bag of Hershey’s kisses, I wonder how in the world my kids learned to stop loving junk food 😝 and stay healthy? 🤔

father and son exercising
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Wonder how you build kids who love junk food, into healthy adults? 🍪🍟

This month of June, celebrates men and boy’s health. So let’s talk about physical health.

When it comes to male health, I literally have to call “the kids” when my husband needs to go to the doctor. He’s pretty clear that there is no need to go to the doctor.. just take an Advil or Dayquil and stay in the bed. 🤷🏽‍♀️

So you can imagine, there’s no such thing as scheduling an annual well visit.

Do you live with someone like that? 🤦🏽‍♀️

Scheduling annual well doctor and dentist visits are easy to do when our sons are young. They need both for school or to play sports. As they grow into men, it becomes more challenging to have them see a doctor as a preventative measure. My husband would rather write a check for a million dollars 💵 than have a wellness visit. 🤷🏽‍♀️

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It’s a shame that body parts have to stop working, in order to visit the doctor. Maybe it’s the “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it” strategy.

If the males in your family are the same way, it might be easier to help them eat healthier. Personally, I like vegetables and a fish protein since I don’t eat meat. I get a little push back if I make what my husband calls, double greens. 🥬 For example, cooking stir fry veggies and a side of spinach is considered double greens. On those days, I’m pressing my luck.

With your sons, especially if they play a sport, having a good amount of healthy carbs makes eating junk food less enticing. Maybe they’re not interested in eating grapes, apples and cherries, but have them in the fridge. Having popcorn, cheese bites, and healthy snacks in the pantry, may make flaming hots, or hot Cheetos less attractive.

I recommend starting a healthy regime now at the beginning of the summer before more bad eating habits get started.

Consider adding in a mother-son (or husband-wife) evening walk to give you time with each other, and a little exercise.

Or… encourage your husband and son to go to the park and throw a baseball, football, play soccer, or run on the track together. You might get push back if they’ve not done this before. Just keep encouraging them.

I’ve been trying to get my husband to walk with me in the evening, so that we don’t become a fixed part of the sofa. 😂 I’ll keep trying.

At the end of the day, exercising and healthy eating, can help you control your weight and keep your sanity.

Write me and let me know how successful you are with the males in your family. I’ll do the same. 👀

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Who’s Bag of Chips are Those?

Salt & sugar are just evil! The older I get, the more I realize my eating is tied to my emotions. It’s completely crazy. I am a healthy eater, work out regularly and yet realizelays wavy1 how challenging it is to eat ONLY what is good for you. Here’s an example: diabetes runs in my family, hypertension too. I know this and changed my diet many years ago to eliminate meat and carbs like bread and potatoes. For years, I watched what I ate, and all was good. But as I have gotten older, my taste buds take over! I love French fries! See that’s what I mean. I can be minding my own business and a commercial with pizza or French fries comes on, and now I’m thinking about where I can go to get some, because there is nothing like that in my house! Yesterday, I worked out, ate fruit, salad for lunch, veggies & fish for dinner. On the way home from a meeting, my car drove itself to the local grocery store, so my wallet could buy a bag of potato chips. Yum! No! Yum!

Okay so today, the chips go in the garbage and I’ll start over. No TV commercials are going to make me purchase that delicious chocolate from Portillos. Once on the lips, forever on the lips. WHATEVER!

C. Lynn Williams, #MsParentguru
Author & Speaker

http://www.clynnwilliams.com
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My Books: Trying to Stay Sane While Raising Your Teen (St. Paul Press, 2010)
The Pampered Prince: Moms Create a GREAT Relationship with Your Son (St. Paul Press, 2012)
Raising Your Daughter Through the Joys, Tears & HORMONES! (soon to be released – 220 Communications)

September 17, 2013 at 11:27 am Leave a comment

Michelle Obama’s New Book About Healthy Eating & Family

I believe in healthy eating and it was wonderful reading the article where First Lady, Michelle Obama, shared her views from her new book, American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America with several reporters. If you haven’t read the book or seen this article, here’s the link: http://thestir.cafemom.com/big_kid/138606/michelle_obama_doesnt_want_you?utm_medium=sm&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=cafemom

What I liked most was her advice that we need to grow our own vegetables, and second we should eat at least one meal a day as a family! I absolutely agree.

Read it and tell me what you think.

BTW, my newest book, “the Pampered Prince: Moms Create a GREAT Relationship with Your Son” is now available on amazon.com/dp/0985425857/
Go ahead and fix that mother/son relationship!
Happy Parenting, C. Lynn Williams

June 7, 2012 at 8:08 pm 2 comments


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