I have gained a few pounds lately. Weight loss and maintenance are such a struggle for me…a constant battle. A war-zone really.
AND, right now my toddler isn’t helping!
Have you ever tried to follow your kid around for five minutes? I mean really follow them, not just stand there behind them. But doing exactly what they do — squatting down to look at something and then jumping up; running around in a circle 4,000 times in 1 minute; climbing in, out, over, under your favorite piece of furniture filled with or next to your prized breakable item.
Just do it for 5 minutes and you’ll need a nap. They have so much energy it exhausts me.
So, how do they do that and still carry around that Buda belly or the remnants of those cute baby fat rolls on their thighs? You’d think they would all be shaped like sticks.
And then to add insult to injury–they can pretty much eat whatever they want in great amounts. What do they do? They start in with the picky eating. Sure, maybe you are blessed with a baby/toddler who eats anything, but really look at their plate. They eat bites and then move on leaving half-eaten chicken nuggets, leftover apple slices, a few grapes, a cheese stick with a bite out of it and some soy beans.
So here is how the toddler is effecting my diet and resulting in my larger than usual waistline: I can’t just throw it away.
I’m not so great with letting it all go to waste. Sure, I pack up some stuff for the next meal. But really are they going eat it then? Or is it worth it to put the 5 grapes and the 2 crackers away for the next meal. So….I just eat it. Basically this means, I’m eating my meals and Peanut’s.
Here is example from yesterday’s lunch–small portion of a PB&J, cheese stick and a couple chips:
I’m battling the toddler diet and I’m losing.
How do you handle the toddler diet? What are your tips and tricks to stop yourself from tasting or wasting? Should I really just be throwing it out? Or is there a way to force your toddler to finish? 🙂