Dieting can be a Poor Role Model for Children Consider for a moment the messages that dieting sends to our children as suggested in Nutrisystem reviews. Parents who are constantly dieting and who are unhappy with their bodies often indicate to their child that he or she is also not okay and needs to go on a diet. Feelings of inadequacy and a reinforcement of the dieting mentality can come from any of the following: Using food as a reward, as comfort, or as a form of control.
Making children clean their plates as proof that they’re “good” or in order to earn dessert rather than teaching them to tune into internal signals of fullness and satiety. Centering holiday festivities on food rather than emphasizing the meaning of the occasion itself, friendship, conversation, family activities. Relying on dieting products like Slim-Fast® that don’t allow children to acquire a taste for low-sugar foods. Many times, we are just passing on attitudes about food and our bodies that we got from our parents. The GHF approach to health and weight management can help you break this cycle.
As you implement the important principles of the GHF Weight Management program into your lifestyle and begin tuning in to your body for signals of hunger and fullness, and enjoy physical activity, you will notice that the positive attitudes and healthy behaviors will transfer to your children. When you start living a healthier lifestyle, you’ll notice a sense of inner satisfaction. When people take responsibility for their own health, their family is positively affected. Then dieting becomes a useful tool.
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