Bottom Line Up Front. Advice conflicts. I am still looking for an answer to “How do I find out, objectively, what would be the best thing to teach my kids about eating?”
Deciding What to Feed the Kids. I got several comments on yesterday’s post about what to feed my kids. To sum up: who the heck knows?
Mostly, the comments seemed to focus on not forcing kids to eat stuff and using moderation in choosing their diet. In other words, doing what most thoughtful people do. But, to me at least, there’s a problem with this thinking….
The gov’t, and fifty years of “establishment” dietary advice, all seem to recommend a “balanced” diet based on three (or more) meals per day consisting mostly of grains, vegetables, and fruit with a moderate amount of meat and fat (i.e. the food pyramid).
This is the very same diet they recommend to everyone but which low carb/slow carb (and more recently IF) theories have challenged.
We, us s/low carbers and intermittent fasters, have bought into the idea that the Standard American Diet is not a healthy one. So why are we afraid to do for our children what we do for ourselves?
If we really believe that an overabundance carbs/fructose causes metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, and a host of other problems . . . why would we NOT choose to educate our children about the “better” way to eat?
Still Searching for Some Sort of Actual Evidence in Texas
Plan for Week 33.
No fast today so I can go have lunch a coworker and a friend. Back to it tomorrow….