Parents who are responsible for preparing meals for their children might hesitate when considering starting the HCG diet because they think it will create extra hassle to prepare separate meals. But parents should seize the opportunity to start exposing their children to healthier meal choices and maybe even to learning how to cook and prepare them.
Children pick up the habits of the adults in their lives
Childhood obesity rates are skyrocketing in the U.S. right along with adult obesity rates. With children spending the majority of their waking hours in school, in front of a TV screen, or in front of a computer screen playing video games. That does not leave much time or opportunity for them to run and play outside. Children have become almost completely sedentary, which can lead to laziness and weight gain. Kids who are overweight are more likely to grow into obese adults.
However, parents have the opportunity to set an example and change the course of their children’s lives. If a parent is a bit overweight and they want to try the HCG diet for weight loss, they will have to start buying healthier foods for their meals. This is a great time to prepare those same meals for their kids.
Of course, you would give them a healthy portion for their age. You would also give them a healthy, complex carbohydrate option such as brown rice, whole grain pasta or baked potato without all of the fatty toppings.
Encourage your kids to help you in the kitchen
You could enlist your children’s assistance as you weigh and measure your portions. They can learn the importance of portion control, how to use the food scale and how to use measuring cups and spoons. Get one of the HCG diet plan cookbooks that are available and have your kids help you to prepare the recipes.
Some kids really enjoy being in the kitchen with you while you cook. It’s a great way to spend quality time with your children while they learn from you.
Teach your children to have a healthy mindset
Parents should be careful about the way they talk about certain foods as being “bad.” You might try describing them as not healthy choices. Children are impressionable and there is no reason for them to inherit adult hang-ups about food. If you set a healthy example for them by giving them lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats, whole grains and encourage them to drink water instead of those sugary drinks, then they are more likely to continue with those healthy habits as they grow into adulthood.
Following the HCG diet is a good way to develop healthy eating habits and you can share what you are learning with your kids. Show them that healthy eating can be delicious and fun and not at all difficult.
Who knows? Maybe you will be training a budding chef who will grow up to prepare fabulously delicious, healthy meals, and never have to struggle with obesity.