Today on my way home from work I was passing by a family walking down the street. I saw a mom with a stroller and three young children who are morbidly obese. It makes me angry to see all three of these children that will have no chance to live healthy lives because of the eating habits that these ignorant parents are teaching them.
You ought to be ashamed of yourselves if you can’t control your weight and you are feeding your kids the junk you eat!
Why are you doing this to them?
Do you realize that you are killing them?
Don’t sit there and tell me that it is hereditary, because that is a bunch of crap…. Just like the stuff you are feeding them. It is the lifestyle you are living! Do you even realize that your kids are being made fun of in school? Do you realize that all their health problems are because you are clogging their arteries with food that is so bad for them that it is sending them to an early grave?
I wouldn’t be writing this if it weren’t a problem. Just watch tv…. Oh that’s right… you are….. that is the problem and you are probably grazing on food while you are there too! Do you see all the infomercials that have everything under the sun to try for people who want to get in shape? Or do you skip those because you recorded your tv shows so you could watch them without commercials? What about Biggest Loser? Who would’ve known that we would watch tv of miserable obese people taking the first step to change their lifestyle?
Every day you can go to any mall, any grocery store, department store, church, movies…. wherever you turn you will see little fat cows! Ouch…. I know that is harsh, but someone needs to be harsh with you. Someone needs to wake you up and educate you… for your child’s sake. You can’t keep doing this to your kids!
Do you know why you and your kids are so fat?
Maybe they are eating too much processed food….. hmmmm.
Did you know that most of the processed food you eat comes from corn?
If you don’t believe me, do a little research on the uses of corn. Most of the corn that is grown in America is used for cattle feed, the rest is manufactured into just about everything that you are eating. Walk down every isle in the grocery store and all that food that is so easy for you to cook….. is made with some type of corn derivative. So when you say it’s hereditary….. you are wrong. You are eating the same food that they use to fatten cows so that they will be ready for the slaughter.
Do you realize that they can use corn in fuel? Now do you think that what you are eating is good for you? Yes an ear of corn may fine for you, but when it is changed from an ear of corn into something else…. that is where the issue lies.
Ok…. you may believe it is hereditary, you may believe that you are destined to be obese for the rest of your short life. But I am here to tell you that you need to change…. if not for yourself… for your children. They have learned to cope with their problems by eating and eating, watching tv and playing games on the computer. You have to break this habit…. otherwise you are going to kill your kids.
How does that make you feel?
I hope it hurts. But if you are reading this I know that you want to change. I know that you want to help your child live a life different from the one you may have had.
I know that it is hard to lose weight; I was the biggest I had ever been a year ago because I was eating the same foods that you eat. My wife and I were always eating out because we were too tired to cook. We would eat the crap food that we know is so bad for us…. and yet we continued down that path.
After a year of perseverance, changing my eating habits and practicing what I preach, I lost 25 pounds! If I can do it, so can you and so can your children!
We have become accustomed to the taste of good food, which can be bad for you. We have trained ourselves to believe that if it tastes good, then it must be good for you. That may be true to an extent, but the main problems are the ingredients used and the portion size we are feeding ourselves.
Portion size is one of the first things that we need to learn to control. When I started on my journey to have a better quality of life, it was all about portion control and a little bit of exercise. That is the solution to helping your kids lose their weight, to regain their life back…. to regain their self-image, their confidence!
This is not going to be an easy process. Your kids have an addiction! You have an addiction! Just like any addiction, it is going to take persistence and accountability. You have to learn to control yourself before you are able to control your children. They will be watching you and imitating everything that you do. That is the whole reason they are fat….. because you are!
You need to start somewhere and this is what I am going to suggest for you. I hope that you listen to what I have to say and implement the change. You can’t just turn this lifestyle around that you’ve created for them. You have to take baby steps….. otherwise your kids may start to rebel…. making you fail and fall back to your comfort food.
I like to write about the benefits of getting outdoors and what it does for your health; your emotional, physical and spiritual health. If you sit indoors all the time eating and watching television, if you allow your kids to do the same and sit in front of the computer all the time, eating processed foods…. eating cattle food…. you’re just encouraging them to continue on this lifestyle.
Your kids look up to you and they want to be like you, they want to do the things that you want to do. If you lead… they will follow you.
I challenge you to change, not only for yourself, but also for the life of children, your grandchildren and so on. You may only know this lifestyle, but you CAN change your family tree…. I know it can happen…. I know you can do it!
The first step in the process of change… you have already started….. you have come across this message because you know something is wrong, you were searching for hope and this is probably your last resort.
The second step will be like taking drugs away from an addict, they will probably become irate, but you have to stop feeding them junk! You have to be strong! If you have problems with it, send me an email and I would be happy to help in any way I can.
Please learn how to cook good food. It doesn’t have to be a gourmet meal, but you have to learn how to cook things that are good for them and easy for you to make. You have to implement change in the food you are feeding them a little at a time. You also have to eliminate all the television they watch, the Internet videos they consume, and the games they play. Set a limit on the amount time they spend doing these activities and fill it with something else….. like getting outdoors.
Summer is on its way, time just changed and it stays light out longer. You have plenty of time when you get home from work. 20 minutes is all you need to begin with. Take them to the park, the river, the beach, the mountains and just… play and explore the surroundings.
It will be the best thing you can start doing for everyone you love.
As I close out this message, I can’t help but picture in my mind your kid… fat and morbidly obese walking into a slaughterhouse because of you. That could be their story, but I don’t believe it will because I know you WILL change it!
You can do this; you can help your child live a happy and successful life
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