Family Eating Rules That Can Help Transform Picky Eaters

These are our suggested 10 “rules” of picky-free parenting…

Source: 10 Rules for Picky-Free Parenting

I’ve previously covered an article about tips for dealing with picky eaters without tricks.  And be aware that picky eating can be an indication of emotional issues

Good luck! 🙂

Are Tubby Cartoon Characters Making Your Kids Fat?

“Fat” cartoon characters may lead children to eat more junk food, new research suggests, but there are ways to counter this effect. The findings underscore how cartoon characters, ubiquitous in children’s books, movies, television, video games, fast-food menus and graphic novels, may influence children’s behavior in unforeseen ways, especially when it comes to eating.

Source: ‘Fat’ Cartoon Characters May Make Children Eat More

I do have a lifelong fascination with lasagna because of Garfield.  Cookie Monster, on the other hand, never really convinced me on the goodness of cookies, so…

I read lots of Garfield when I was a kid, before encountering Calvin and Hobbes.  I don’t know what number the Garfield books are up to now, just that there’s a website dedicated to removing Garfield from the strip.

Ways to Stop Yourself from Eating When You’re not Hungry (IE Emotional)

The fridge door is open and you’re peering inside, feeling bored, lonely or sad. But you’re not actually hungry.

You know that eating what’s in front of you isn’t the answer. You know you’re just going to feel awful, if you do. But what are some things you can think, say or do to stop eating when you’re not hungry?

Source: 5 Ways to Stop Yourself from Eating When You’re not Hungry

I had a bad week, and didn’t realize what I was doing until I bit into the slice of pizza.  There’s a couple of things that interest and surprise me about it: that I realized (even if after paying/completing the transaction), that I know why I did, and provided some insight to how I did things in the past.  Months after positive change, good ol’ coping mechanisms are still in the subconscious…