My DD (7.5) has become obsessed with 'healthy' food this year.
Mom is meat healthy?
Mom we can't eat gluten. (say what?)
Mom are chicken nuggets or hamburger healthier? (neither darling)
Mom this juice has sugar in it. (yes dear, all juice does)
Now, we eat pretty healthy to begin with. I cook frozen food once in a blue moon. Usually when I'm really really sick and that's about it. I buy fresh meat and veggies. I don't buy little debbie snacks or candy or soda as a habit. I only buy 100% juice with no additives. Happy meals maybe once a month when we're going somewhere and don't have time to sit down and eat.
Snacks are usually pops in the summer. Crackers and fruit all year.
IDK where she's getting this stuff from? School? Maybe but her friend (our neighbor) who is in her class doesn't seem that concerned about it. I thought maybe they were drilling it in extra hard because of the rise of childhood obesity...but that can't be it because according to her friend's mom, she's never even brought it up.
So this week I bought 12 grain bread. Because really, we could do with some more whole grain in our diets. I had pre-eclampsia with my last pregnancy so I'm trying to take any and all preventative measures to keep my heart healthy this tim. Haha, silly me, this extra healthy bread has gluten in it.
So I looked up gluten trying to figure out what the big deal is....and can't find a single bit of evidence that it is bad for you (unless you have a sensitivity to it or celiac[sp?] disease). I remember some mom on some board telling me that cutting out gluten helped her child's ADHD symptoms...I'm not even sure how that would be remotely possible unless I'm vastly misunderstanding everything I read. What do the intestines have to do with neuroreceptors?
Anyways....where is she getting this from?
I try to tell her that we eat pretty healthy, and that it is okay to have juice once in a while even though there is sugar in it. That it is okay to eat dessert. That no, neither happy meal choice is healthy but everything is okay in moderation.
She's not fat...not even pudgy. Honestly she's a big underweight....well not so much underweight as undersized. She used to be tall for her age but lately she's been growing very slowly. The only thing we've done different is put her on silk milk a couple years ago because milk was making her vomit. We do vitamins every morning as well so I'm guessing my short genes are just catching up. So I don't think it's an issue with self-image or thinking she needs to diet.
I'm not sure what my point is here.
Maybe I'm wondering if anyone else has gone through this?
How do I get her to stop worrying about every tiny little thing?