- Feb 13, 2015
We have these conversations often. It’s good to be young and not have to worry about those tasty less then nutritionally dense carbs.Just make it about healthy choices and not about weight. My “skinny” kid who has a crazy sweet tooth honestly concerns me the most of any of my children. At this point she has no visible consequences from her poor choices and in the long run I needed her to understand that it’s gonna bite her in the butt.
I tell mine enjoy those fun carbs while you can because that won’t always work. And she even gets it, she knows those empty carbs make her feel like cr$p. And that’s where we focus. How do you feel. Energy vs sluggish. Alert vs foggy. We do not talk about a scale number. I have been on WW for years. I never talk about the number. Just how I feel When I make nutritionally good choices vs not. How fun foods are Ok from time to time.
Her doc, myself and the kid had a chat today. It was her yearly physical. Again, doc and I were real clear, it’s health not a number on the scale. Oddly we are all close in height, and weight, w/i 5 lbs of each other. But very different ages. That weight looks very different on all of us……..
There are lots of ways to have conversation that is not related to a scale value.
But it’s also important to get your own (the global you) baggage regarding scale numbers under control. Because if you don’t they will know. Be it an eye roll, a sigh, an extended pause. They will know