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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Low Carb Kids Top Ten Myths ... and more

" Just like adults, all children will reap the rewards from eating real, unprocessed food and cutting down on sugar, wheat and carbs in general. However, the importance of basing meals around starchy food is deeply ingrained in modern culture – and just mentioning low-carb eating in relation to growing kids can send some people into a panic. Surely it means they’ll be missing out on something essential? Here, we take a closer look at the top ten myths, and uncover the truth behind kids and low carb."


"Guiding your children towards low-carb eating isn’t about putting your kids on a diet – it’s about eating real food that is natural, delicious and rich in nutrients for their growing bodies. And no one should argue there’s anything unhealthy about that"

All the above taken from Libby, Ditch The Carbs site, there is so much more to read here

Back in December 2013, I wrote a post called 'What Have These Children In Common?'
They are all low carbers.



Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt (Diet Doctor) with his daughter


Dr. Jay Wortman's daughter


Two of our grandchildren

In 2013 I wrote:
These children are probably not low carbing down to Eddie's level but they are not diabetics. One thing can be guaranteed their diets are not based on sugar and highly refined carbohydrates.

They love to eat broccoli, peas and other vegetables. Celery, carrot, cucumber and red pepper sticks are a favourite snack. One thing that always makes me smile - they both love going to McDonald's, they adore the play area but hate the food. In fact the actual comment was "I like to play Grandma but I don't like chips"

I firmly believe none of the children in this article consume large amounts of sugar. Speaking for my grandchildren they get their sugar from natural fruits like strawberries, blue berries, grapes and kiwi fruit. Kids are always on the go and their energy levels are used up by the good wholesome fresh food they eat.

As soon as they went on to 'solid foods' their mother always prepared fresh foods for them, which were salmon, chicken,broccoli etc which could be prepared and frozen as necessary to be used later. She used small yogurt pots which she filled with the pureed food. Some of her friends used to comment how long it must have taken to prepare. This myth was quickly dispelled.

I live in the hope that the children here, and their generation, may not go on to become obese and do not repeat the mistakes that some of my generation have made."

To the best of my knowledge all of these kids are still eating from the LCHF template and living life to the full ...

All the best Jan

17 comments:

Kanha said...

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eileeninmd said...

Hello, great tips for eating right. The children can be taught what foods are good for them to eat. Thanks for sharing. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What great information. My kids grew up with whole wheat and healthy foods (back in the '70s and '80s) and they are still very careful with their choices. Love the chart for kids!

DMS said...

Healthy eating is a good idea at all ages. I think kids benefit when they learn about healthy eating and have balanced meals. :)
~Jess

RO said...

When my son was young, I can't say I paid as much attention to healthy choices as I should have, so thank goodness at 33 he's still alive!(lol) I'm eating healthier, so I've been passing that on to my grandbaby, who tends to be a picky eater. Thanks so much for giving such great tips Jan!

Regine Karpel said...

Blessings.

Missy George said...

Good ones..Young adults are developing serious illnesses these days due to childhood eating habits..Parents (some) don't seem to pay attention to what they eat as long as they eat..

Linda said...

What gorgeous photos, Jan! And what great tips, too. Thank you so much for sharing.

Mary Kirkland said...

I grew up in a family where everyone thought that carbs were what everyone needed to get through the day. We always had potatoes, rice, bread or noodles with dinner and lunch and lots of it. As an adult I cooked the same way and it was hard changing the way I shopped, cooked and ate.

Christine said...

Great post, good advice for our obese generation.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I think teaching young children to eat properly goes hand in hand with things like teaching them to be kind and caring Jan.. parents have a huge responsibility!

happyone said...

Great post!!! If we teach our children to eat better maybe we wouldn't have so many overweight adults.

Sandra Cox said...

I think that's wonderful that the grands love healthy foods. Kudos to you and your daughter.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Interesting the child didn't like chips at McDonalds.
Lovely grandchildren Jan xxx

Mildred said...

Such sweet grandchildren; you are blessed!
This is interesting and helpful for folks like my sister who has grandchildren.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Interesting, thank you.

Magic Love Crow said...

Excellent post Jan! Thank you!