Who here is a member of the Clean Plate Club? *Raise hand here*
I know I’m guilty of this OFTEN. I suppose it’s just ingrained in my head ever since I was little. I’m even guilty of telling my daughter to eat everything on her plate. I really want to try not to tell her that because as a kid you know if you’re hungry or not. You don’t have any preconceived notions that well it’s lunch time so I should eat or I spent money on this so I don’t want to waste it. Kids just know and I as a parent should let her make that choice. As long as I’m putting healthy choices in front of her, I should be OK with how much she eats. Obviously I won’t let her just eat junk all the time, but if she’s eating the right foods and full, so be it!
Now if I could only apply those rules to myself. Never too late to learn, right?
More to come on this topic!