2 – Childhood, Parents, and Eating


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This show explores some of the societal and parental dynamics that exist in childhood, and how those dynamics can affect our relationship with food and eating as adults

Most Americans are leading unhealthy lives, and our experiences in childhood are precursors to experiences in adulthood

The Sudbury Valley School experience yields some insights in the root of the problem in our society–obedience to another person, a so-called “authority” rather than taking responsibility (http://www.sudval.org/)

1) The Prussian Model of education–dominant in America–hasn’t fostered self-esteem principles in Americans

When kids are told to follow an authority figure who tells them what to do, their innate sense of self-reliance is greatly lessoned; adults tend to take away self-reliance and substitute “expert opinion,” which is disempowering

Learning To Trust Oneself
by Alan White

2) Normal, healthy children are not self-destructive

3) It’s important to focus on what it was like when you were a kid and how your parents treated food and related it to you

Children (or adults) don’t possess innate knowledge when it comes to food…but they can naturally learn and self-regulate

4) You can live without carbs, but you can’t live without protein and fat

Vegetarianism can lead to skimping on the vital macronutrients of protein and fat, unless you’re an ovo-lacto vegetarian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lacto-ovo_vegetarianism)

5) It’s important to impart nutritional knowledge to your kids that’s respectful of their choices; otherwise, their intrinsic motivation to take care of themselves is lessoned

6) It’s vital to be aware of the messages sent by your parents about food and eating and how they can become integrated in you subconscious mind

Did your parents use various forms of punishment if you didn’t eat what they wanted you to eat? Or, if you ate something they didn’t want you to eat? Or, if you didn’t eat at the right times or in the “proper” amounts?

7) If you’re overweight, you need to know how to lose that excess body fat, which means eating more fat and less carbohydrates–because less insulin secretion, on account of reduced carb consumption, results in less fat stored and more fat burned off

8) Lots of exercise isn’t necessary to losing your excess body fat; for sure, exercise is healthy for you, but it isn’t the key to losing body fat

9) Getting in touch with your emotional perspective on eating entails self-exploration–preferably via sentence completion exercises…

The Health Mind, Fit Body book has a 7-day program to help you come to terms with your current and ideal self-image and self-concept, thereby fostering holistic integration and ending self-conflict and bad behavior patterns; it also contains a couple days focused solely on your “child-self”

Self-knowledge and motivation work in concert with good nutritional knowledge to help you lose excess bodyfat and attain the optimal you!

Too many “experts” are leading people astray about how to lose weight, by promoting the calorie and/or exercise theories

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