We have a little French girl staying with us this week. She is adorable, doesn’t understand much English and very, slim. I have only a snapshot, so I don’t know how she eats at home but I will say this; she is not faddy. She simply eats and stops.
She has put away pizza and spaghetti bolognese, stir fry and curry. She even tells me that British school dinners are good (although I suspect she’s just being polite). The point is that this slim little girl is not surviving on lettuce leaves and water. Although very polite, she’s not afraid to leave food if she’s full. She eats anything put in front of her but she eats slowly, and only generally has one helping, with the notable exception of s’mores (barbecue melted marshmallows sandwiched between chocolate digestives)!
There are loads of systems around for weight loss but my true belief is that working mums and busy people don’t need faddy diets, they need sensible eating habits and a bit more excercise. Most of us are not striving to look like the skinny models, we just want to reduce our wobbly bits and feel good about ourselves when we walk out of the house. Many of us have simply forgotten what sensible eating is and what ‘normal’ eating habits are. And if we could get back to those, then we’d be well on the way to reducing our waistlines.
Of course there are foods that we should include less often and other foods that we should be including more of. It may be that we need to make a conscious decision to improve what we eat too but a healthy balanced diet includes chocolate biscuits and marshmallows every once in a while!
Why not leave me a comment below about what your challenges are when it comes to food.