Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Soap box

I just had to laugh when I saw the title to this article “Study Links Early Introduction of Solid Foods to Obesity” seriously people?? “Researchers” whoever that maybe want to point fingers as to why more and more kids are obese they blame fast food restaurants, school lunches, and now this. In my opinion it’s all about habits! The article starts off saying: “With childhood obesity becoming an increasing concern, many researchers are working to find out what factors contribute to the problem”
Then in a separate article below this one I read: “It is especially important to help our children establish healthy eating and exercise patterns now — the habits we create with them today will carry over throughout their adult lives.”
Well there is your answer “researchers”. Our world has increasingly become “lazy” as compared to times past. We rely on fast food when we are too tired to cook, movies and video games to entertain our children. I admit I rely on these things but I do try to moderate it though. I try to only eat out no more than 2-3 times a week and that includes lunch and dinners which is the two meals I usually buy fast food for. Because I work at home I often rely on TV and movies to keep my kids entertained while I work but again I try to not let it get out of hand. When I feel it’s been too much TV I stop working and make my kids turn off the TV and play with their toys, color or go outside and play on a nice day. Blaming anyone but yourself is ridiculous, it’s all about habits. I’m not saying I am perfect but I find it hard to agree with the government and laws saying my kids can’t have a toy in their happy meal unless it is so many calories or if I start feeding my child solids at 4 months instead of 6 months they have a high chance of being obese. Come on people get real!
If you are still reading this thanks for reading my rants, I just had to get that out!