So after Amanda's post re: the frozen dinners, this conversation happened at my WW Meeting last night.
Leader:What do you have in your kitchen that isn't helping your weightloss goals
Lady: Oh! All the junk food!
Leader: Why do you keep junk food in the house?
Lady: Because I have kids! (said with a "DUH" attitude, like it's expected that kids must have junk food).
Leader: And why would you feed your kids junk food?
The lady had no response to that. I don't get it. Why would you focus so much on getting healthy, but then feed your kids that stuff? When I was a kid, we NEVER had junk in the house, ever. After Halloween my mom would take all my candy (not that it was much, I only ever got to trick or treat at like 5 houses) and she'd dole it out one piece a day til it was gone. I still have a weight problem, but hello, it's not because I don't know WHAT to eat, it's because I eat too much - my mom taught me to also love healthy food.
I just don't understand. Is it cultural that we think we should/can only feed our kids chicken nuggets and mac'n'cheese? Ken works with many Indian folks and they feed their kids the same stuff they eat! One couple we had dinner with and she made this amazing spicy, crazy food that made MY eyes water and their 18-month old was eating it like it ain't no thang. I don't get it!