Have you tried to make whole wheat bread but found the results less than appealing? Perhaps you weren’t sure if the loaf should be eaten or used as a door stop! Don’t despair; whole wheat bread baking success is something you can achieve. Perhaps some of my tips and hints will get you started on the right path. The results of your efforts will not only be better nutrition for your family but it will be something that they will love to eat.
Lately, there has been a lot in the news concerning obesity in America. ?And not just in adults—our children are over-weight, also. It’s not surprising, considering the advertising dollars that are spent each year aimed at persuading children that potato chips, candy bars and other “junk food” are good for them.
We’ve all heard a great deal in the past year about the ?Atkins Diet,? Low Carb Dieting,? and so on. I?m here to tell you, however, that ?diets? don?t work ? we need to turn our eating habits into a lifestyle. Notice the word, ?habits?.?
While Americans ate 28 percent more fresh fruit in 2000 than in the 1970s, current U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) figures show that we could be doing better. Less than 40 percent of American adults and only 26 percent of children over the age of 1 eat the recommended two to five servings of fruit a day. And there are plenty of reasons why we should try to do better.
Rounding up your kids and shepherding them to the table for regular meals together is one of the best ways to teach them about proper eating habits and good nutrition. Although the foods that your kids eat are important, your presence at the table is critical.
Children of overweight moms are significantly more likely to be overweight themselves than children of normal-weight moms. While heredity is undoubtedly a critical factor, it doesn?t necessarily doom a child to a lifetime of obesity. The home environment in which a child is raised seems to be just as important as his genes. In fact, the genetic predisposition to be overweight typically is expressed only when children are reared in surroundings that are conducive to weight gain.
If you find that the very survival of you and your kids seems to depend on the occasional consumption of fast food, you don’t have to cut it out all together; you just have to make judicious, nutritious choices.
Over time this will all get easier. Your body will begin to repair itself and it will stop craving the unhealthy food eventually. It is a long process, but when you begin to see little steps of progress then you will feel more motivated. It will also take some time for your taste buds to adjust to alternative foods. Give it time.