I am so very proud of my 14 year old daughter Megan. In the last week she has lost 6 lbs. She has set herself a goal of losing 20 lbs to get herself a product at Bath and Bodyworks as a reward for her hardwork. She is checking the scale everyday which is not the best idea but other than that I could not be more impressed by this.
She is entering every food into an internet program which breaks down all the nutrients and grades foods as A – D’s. She takes every container we use and she painstakingly adds them to the database. She is averaging A days and making sure I do as well. She is noticing how much salt and sugar manufacturers are using with the labels screaming lowfat! She is not letting us buy yogurts with too much sugar, We are checking every label for Salt , fats, sugars and fibre to make sure we eat balanced.
We are spending 90% of our time in the fruit and veggie aisle and we are back to cutting up all the fruit and veggies on Sunday to make the rest of the week easy.
We found a quickprep oatmeal that is for weight control by quakers that was surprisingly a Grade A product and not too high in sugar or salts.
We found that basic Cheerios are also a better choice than the multigrain Cheerios which has a lot more sugar.
She is running everyday not for long periods of time but she enters the time she runs into the program and it gets her a few more calories to spend on foods.
She is setting a NON FOOD related reward for her mini goals! This is perfect and the right way to do it!
We made guacamole last night for her to dip her new favorite veggie Celery into.. Celery being less than zero calories!
We have a meal plan for the week and she is excited about this change!
This came out of Megan totally and completely. I was working us toward healthier eating, but she has taken the bull by the horns! She is getting me excited with her enthusiasm and I will be getting healthier alongside her.
Megan will not be a teen that turns to silly diet plans, she is learning the right things to look for, she is insisting we target grade A meals everyday.
Her liver will thank her, her body will thank her, her self esteem will thank her. and so will I.
Thank you Megan I love you.