Mama Bear - posted on 01/23/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
Neither my husband or I enjoy cooking nor do we have much time on weeknights. We do make a point of eating together as a family, but most of the time it is frozen pizza, casseroles from a box, etc. My mom never really taught me how to cook and it is starting to take a toll on my family. I have a ten year old daugher who is on the high end of normal BMI for her height/weight according to her last checkup. The doctor did not seem overly concerned, but I am afraid she is getting heavier. I recently noticed she has cellulite on her legs and bottom and she complains her clothes are too tight so all she wants to wear are yoga pants. She is an active girl but all she wants to eat is pasta, white bread and sweets (ice cream, candy, cookies, soda, etc). My husband has started to comment on her eating habits and told me to stop buying junk food. I tried to cut out all snacks between meals except for fruit, but she and her siblings complained and whined and the fruit didn't get eaten and I ended up throwing it out (none of the other 3 kids have weight issues). I don't know how to turn things around in this house as far as our eating habits. I don't know how to cook anything healthy that they would actually eat - plain grilled chicken breasts and steamed veggies seem pretty dull. My daughter will be starting junior high in the fall and I am afraid her weight is going to become an issue for other kids to tease her so I want to help her (and myself) get in shape asap! Any ideas???