My rant: smoke detector laws. Oh geeze.
My second rant: I'm upset with how people treat children in general. When they are young (lets say, under 2) they aren't super aware of the different types of foods. They eat whats presented to them. So if their parents are eating healthy, then the kid probably is too. There is no need for cheerios and fake fruit juice and that garbage. BUT after a child becomes more aware of what food is, I think it's a huge mistake for parents to regulate their children's food. I get very sad when I read about paleo moms (especially the super influential bloggers) who throw away halloween candy or refuse to let the kids eat the foods they want.
I think it's a much better approach to let children eat what they want, when they want and to never force them to "finish their plate" or to stop eating if you think they've had too much. I know that I would be much healthier had 1) my mother had cooked more meals, even gluten filled ones would have been better than constantly eating mcdonalds and kfc and 2) had there never been any discussion about how much, little, or often I ate. I learned at an early age to cope with food and sleeping. (like my obese mother coped). I wish I had learned to listen to the needs of my body, which most kids who aren't given arbitrary food rules do.
Age 23, Height 5'10''
Feb 8th, 2014 Weight 218lb
Feb 14th 2014 Weight 214lb
Mar. 1 2014 Weight 213lb
Mar. 29 2014 Weight 211lb