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    Hi! I'm a mom of 2 boys...3 and 6.

    I've been falling into "mom traps" that I want support to stop:
    1. Eating/picking while preparing and cleaning up meals.
    2. Eating of kids plates.

    I make great progress when I use IF during meal prep/clean up...

    Any one want to break a bad habit?


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  • #2
    Wow ! I saved so much mindless eating (and calories) by IFing from these two things yesterday. Awesome!

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    • #3
      so tonight, picked a little after dinner talking with my boys - watermelon...about 1 1/2 cups. Realizing how much the picking really adds up.

      What bad habit is wrecking your goals?
      True freedom is the ability to live in a way that is all life giving, not clouded by anything that contaminates body, spirit, or mind.

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      • #4
        I eat ALL DAY LONG!!! It's all primal, but I eat ALL DAY LONG!!! I do much better on the days that we're out during the day. And I try to eat carrots and things like that as snacks, but I find I'm still rummaging in the fridge and cupboard ALL DAY LONG!!!

        That's my problem in a nutshell!
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        • #5
          Ann...girl I've been there...boredom. How old are your kids? Are you home full time?

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          • #6
            So, after dinner clean up is sooooo challenging fur me, especially since I have up my pack of gum a day habit....any suggestions in how to keeps my hand from going to my mouth during this time?

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            • #7
              You could be full already from your own dinner?
              Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

              Griff's cholesterol primer
              5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
              Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
              TQP: I find for me that nutrition is much more important than what I do in the gym.
              bloodorchid is always right

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              • #8
                Originally posted by magicmerl View Post
                You could be full already from your own dinner?
                yep, I know I'm already full. more like the snacking is something "pleasant" in the unpleasant task of kitchen cleaning. I'll just have to suck it up and get through this chore of living.
                True freedom is the ability to live in a way that is all life giving, not clouded by anything that contaminates body, spirit, or mind.

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                • #9
                  I am home full time. That's my problem. And we're trying not to spend money, so going anywhere with all the kids has to be planned out (pack lunches, go some place that's free) and I tend to just send them outside to play instead. Bored? Yes. I don't think I was ever cut out for this SAHM thing but I would never trust anyone else to do it and I'd miss them all too much if I worked! (I have 6 kids ages 16 to 3.)

                  I don't have any good advice for you. Just commiserating!
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                  • #10
                    First of all, girl, you are cut out for it! We all struggle wherever we're planted, its our job to use the struggles to conquer and grow stronger. I'll help.

                    To What specifically are you looking for solutions? Conquer girl!

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                    • #11
                      If the kids leftovers are appealing enough that you want to put them in your mouth, then perhaps it's a good time to start making your own meals more attractive. I know you are busy, but you are worth it. Please take the time to cook something delicious just for you and to eat it with enjoyment. Giving yourself that experience (regularly) can become something to look forward to, it feels like a treat and it is, but a justifiable one because your family deserves a well nourished mother too.

                      I know this is easy for me to say, now that my youngest is 12 and I have the luxury of a little more time for myself, but I think perhaps it would be even more important to do this during these busy busy years that you are in the midst of.

                      Examples: Have some topnotch greek yoghurt in the fridge, berries in the freezer and make a batch of grainfree muesli. Kids will not want any of this stuff, so it will be safe from them and you can quickly assembly a pretty classy breakfast or any meal.

                      Another example: bacon with your favourite kind of eggs and some mushrooms or other non-kid friendly vege that you love. I keep a single serve frypan ready on my stove and use it almost every day.

                      When you make dinner, dish your own lunch for the next day. Arrange it as nicely as possible and cover with glad wrap, so you can just take out of the fridge and microwave when you want it. Sit down and eat it with gusto and mindfulness, maybe after you've fed the kids and sent them out to play. Or feed yourself first, then you will have the energy to feed them, but you don't have to eat what they're having.

                      Another thing I do is have a treat box in the fridge for my daughter. When I do baking that is intended just for her I put it there and she uses it for her school lunch or after school snack. Maybe you could turn this around and have a secret stash of mama treats - something primal and delicious that only you are allowed to make you feel special.

                      Just some ideas, hope they help.
                      Last edited by Annieh; 06-28-2013, 04:53 AM.
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                      • #12
                        PS: If kitchen cleanup is the tricky time, plan to have your own (primal) dessert/supper when it's done. If you're looking forward to chocolate truffleballs, coffee with cream, or whatever, then that might keep you from shovelling down the leftovers.

                        Or get chooks, they're great at leftovers and turn them into eggs for you.
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                        • #13
                          I love all of these ideas! Thanks

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                          True freedom is the ability to live in a way that is all life giving, not clouded by anything that contaminates body, spirit, or mind.

                          My journey: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread86444.html;)

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                          • #14
                            it made me laugh to read annieh's post. everything she listed as something kids wouldn't eat are my kid's favorite foods. He eats what we eat. And usually a lot more of it. Leftovers don't really exist for him.

                            but, i agree with the sentiment over all. Just take care of yourself.

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                            • #15
                              If you are bored as a SAHM, I recommend taking on a passion project. I think it's the only way for SAHMs to keep themselves sane.

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