Healthy ways to talk to children and teens about their weight
Claire Turnbull was recently interviewed by the NZ Herald on this very tricky topic.
There is no easy way to get through lockdown, but anything that feels like a small win is worth sharing right?! To help manage the juggle of working while keeping the kids entertained at home, we have been picking a ‘theme’ for the day and planning our activities around that and it is really working.
I don’t meet many people these days who can honestly tell me that they only eat because they have to – it would be the rarity for sure. In fact, in my whole nutrition career when I have asked this question in workshops and at events, I can remember only a handful of people who ever put their hands up to say yes, they just eat to survive.
I doubt that it will be news to you that vegetables are good for you. The age-old message to eat your greens has certainly stood the test of time and is probably one of the only consistent nutrition messages that you will get from people, regardless what else they believe about food and nutrition.
Why will power isn't the way!
If you set a goal to get healthier this year, whether it is to eat better, exercise more, stress less or improve your sleep, the common approach is to get super focused, TRY really hard to follow whatever rule or plan you have set for yourself and call in on willpower to keep you on track.