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    So my kids have heard the whole Primal spiel from me in the last six to eight weeks. And in the last few weeks, both girls have started cutting out the carbs.


    Last night was awesome. We went out to eat, as we usually do on the Saturday of the weekend they spend with us, to Islands. Islands is a surfer-themed burger place, so the menu is largely burgers and salads and appetizers. You can't get a steak there, although they do have a protein platter. Their burgers are made fresh from 100% beef - no fillers.


    Anyway, my husband and I normally have a Big-Ass Salad and split a plate of ten buffalo wings between us. The kids normally get burgers and fries. Well, last night, Kid Unit #1 ordered her burger with a lettuce wrap instead of the bun, and asked for cheese fries. She can't quite give up her fries yet, but hey, she's cutting down on the carbs! And she said to me "Cheese is protein and fat, so it'll help me not get as sleepy or carbatose as I would get if I just had the fries." Kid Unit #2 ordered her burger with a lettuce wrap as well, and asked for onion rings instead of french fries.


    And on Friday evening we got burgers from Carl's Jr., and EVERYONE wanted lettuce wraps instead of buns.


    My daughters also tell me that when they're with my ex, they do their best to eat as few carby processed foods as possible.


    The word is getting out to them. Hopefully neither of them will ever have to face diabetes like I have to. *crosses fingers*

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    Big yay! Isn't it great to know they ARE paying attention?


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    That is so cool Griff. Imagine the impact it would have if they start talking to their friends about Primal Living.


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    Arrgh, I'm jealous! My kids (12 & 14) are NOT into the minimal grains/sugars idea. I'm trying to set a good example and teach them why my husband and I have changed our diets, but they are not on board. I don't want to be a food-nazi mom, so I still buy them food that I wish they wouldn't eat. It's a hard line to walk; I wish I'd learned about the PB while my kids were young enough to indoctrinate. Sigh.

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    Annika,


    I think being open and not forcing things on your kids is awesome, and your example of healthy eating (and looking and feeling) will have more weight than *forcing* them to eat any certain way might. I bet they'll come around in time, just seeing how good you look and feel!


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    Thanks, FairyRae! That makes me feel better.

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    That's awesome Griff! Way to go! My kids are really young (3.5 and 1.5 yo) and even though I started when they are young, it is STILL hard, esp when they go outside of the house. Daycare, pre-school, grandparents, friends, etc. I pack their snacks to school/daycare, but there are the Holiday or Birthday parties, etc. Plus, their teachers think I am crazy and I can tell they don't support what I am trying to do. And sometimes I feel like they are getting bored with the food b/c I can't seem to figure out what to make them since they don't like so many things anyways. I mean, they don't like veggies. So what use to be rice and chicken is now just chicken.


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    My daughter loves the primal foods at my house, I think she'd have no problem adapting (except she still loves certain sweets way too much), but she's only with me half the week since her mom and I are not together. Her mom is a vegetarian, so needless to say, my daughter basically gets the opposite point of view in her other household.


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    My kids are 11 and 12 and they don't live with me, so it's awesome to see them eating more primally, I gotta tell you.

    Primal eating in a nutshell: If you are hungry, eat Primal food until you are satisfied (not stuffed). Then stop. Wait until you're hungry again. Repeat.

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    Ditch the scale!: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread33283.html

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