Childhood Obesity Prevention – Why Breakfast is a Must

Lifestyle for children is as important as lifestyle for an adult. The fast pace in the morning sets the tone for the rest of the day. How do you slow it down? Why must you slow it down? What happens if you do not slow it down?Childhood obesity prevention-Why breakfast is a must is very important for you, as a parent, to understand. Here is why:Step 1. Your children need to slow their pace down before they go to school. Step 2. Most kids today will be obese before they are teenagers, breakfast can prevent this. Step 3. Their lifestyle is set in the morning, make sure it is set properly.Prevention is the key to stopping obesity and you must set an example early in their lives. Stop for one moment right now…Ponder on what I am saying. How important is your child’s future?Step 1. Your children’s body is adapting quickly to fit it’s lifestyle.
Children’s bodies are very resilient and can cope with a lot of changes.
Their minds compensate for many mistakes they make in life. Eating properly is not one of those mistakes.
Nutrition must start early in the morning or by lunch time they are starving. Having breakfast early gives them the energy and stamina they need before lunch. Kids stop eating when they are full.
Step 2. Most kids today will be obese before they are teenagers, breakfast can prevent this by slowing their brain down.
They need to stop and let their bodies adjust to a new day.
They do not need bacon and eggs, that’s not the point. They need to slow down, sit for a minute and give their brain food to start the day. A smoothie is great or whatever they like. What they eat is not as important as why.
Eating well and taking time to eat gives them the example they need to understand that their body is all they have. Prevention is the key. It’s not important that they finish all you give them, children know when to stop, if you let them.
Step 3. Their lifestyle is set in the morning,make sure it is set properly.
Stress is a huge problem for parents. Kids make stress part of their day. Stop it right in it’s tracks. No appointment or schedule or bus is more important than their lives. Stop them now.
Children do not understand stress and their bodies can cope with stress better than you can.
Do you want them to make the same mistakes you did?
Food for thought.

Of Pull Ups, Childhood Obesity Prevention, and the Future of Democracy in the USA

Recently I saw a documentary movie in which an extraordinary old British gent contended that democracy is still the most revolutionary concept that the human race has ever encountered. He proceeded to observe that despotic governments manipulate and control their people by keeping them fearful, demoralized, and in debt.Than he added, “Demoralized people don’t vote, they don’t take responsibility for themselves, and they don’t maintain their right to a political democracy,” he said. “You see it takes strong, healthy, resilient, self reliant, and self confident people to form and to maintain a democracy. Strong people are much harder to control than demoralized people.” I found myself wanting to stand up in the audience in order to shout YES!!!!Rugged Individualism
In that light I’d like to make the following comments about our new pull ups strategy, a program primarily focused on childhood obesity prevention, and on developing strong, resilient, self reliant kids who refuse to drink from the mass produced, conventional fountains of indoctrination. Above all else, these kids think for themselves.There are those who have embraced this strategy because of its ruggedly individualistic connotations, and I don’t deny that rugged individualism is part of its appeal. We actively applaud strength, resilience, self-reliance, and personal responsibility taking behaviors. They are key components of being human in the fullest sense.Social Darwinism VS Enlightened Self Interest
On the other hand, we’re actively opposed to Social Darwinism, a theory that endorses a self centered, me first, to hell with you, survival of the fittest orientation to human existence. That may be part of American folklore, but in real life, self centered individualism all by itself is psychologically alienating and socially counterproductive.Instead we favor enlightened self interest, a concept that takes the position “what’s good for my family is good for me. And what’s good for my neighborhood is good for my family. And what’s good for my city, county, state, nation, world, is good for my neighborhood, my family, and me.” In the words of some wise old man somewhere, “We’re all in this together.” Failing to understand and to act according to the principal of enlightened self interest undermines democracy.OPYOW Salutes…
So do we salute rugged individuals who can fend for themselves, their family, their friends, and maybe even their city, state, nation, world? Absolutely! Do we salute rugged individuals who refuse the lure of conventional kool-aid and think for themselves? Without a doubt! And do we salute rugged individuals who use their strength to help strengthen others and help them to become confident, self reliant, yet also humble, mutually respectful, and therefore fully human? Yeseree Bob.