Take a tour
invite your friends
- Select Menu -
Invite your friends
How to get your child to eat anything but bagels and pizza
Help! How do you do this? No suggestion too small.
Sat. Jul 17, 8:58am
Why not just give them a healthy form. They have healthy pizza and bagels. Just put healthy stuff on bagels. You are the parent! just tell them if you want a bagel, you must have whatever is important to you. You know, i never made an issue (Thank God< didn't have too) of food. Just have healthy food in your house. You have to lay off the bagels and pizza too. Get the food you don't want out of your house. A slice of pizza or bagel once in awhile won't kill them. Good Luck!
Saturday, July 17, 2010, 11:09 AM
Stop offering bagels and pizza. there's no need for a big discussion about how they need to eat x, y, or z - just a simple, 'We don't have any of those right now. Your choices are _________." Yes, they grouse,and they may initially refuse, but what's the trade off? We can't expect our children to make it easy on us and gleefully accept foods that are good for them when they can always have what they really want as the alternative. There's absolutely no incentive to eat anything else when that's the case.
Saturday, July 17, 2010, 5:15 PM
Saturday, July 17, 2010, 5:20 PM
Totally agree. I don't think there's any children out there who have starved to death because they wouldn't eat pizza (or whatever the thing is that they want). Stick to your guns, and remember, it is your job to be the parent! They do not know what is best for them, and they need your help to learn. Sometimes you have to help them by being tough.
Sunday, July 18, 2010, 8:32 PM
I know it's not possible for everyone, but my kids eat a lot more veggies when they are from our garden, especially when we have designated certain plants that are "theirs". Now my daughter loves zucchini and my son loves to eat tomatoes. Or, take them grocery shopping and show them some better choices.
Monday, July 19, 2010, 9:13 AM
We have pizza night every Saturday. Everyone makes their own. This might work for you. If your child knows that s/he will get it, it won't be forbidden. No food should be forbidden. That's just creating a problem.
How about bagels every other morning? Again, not forbidden. Just make sure there's some protein with it.
I do agree with 5:15. No need to fight or have a big discussion. You are in charge. Just set down the rules and follow them.
Monday, July 19, 2010, 1:43 PM
Since you've allowed your child to only eat those things, I would expect that you keep those items stocked.
I would suggest that you only allow bagels for breakfast, and only a couple times a week. Homemade oatmeal is a easy and healthy alternative. My kids love it with a bit of sugar and fruit. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are great when you're in a real hurry.
If it's frozen pizza that you keep on hand, I strongly suggest you stop buying that. Have a special night when you make homemade pizza, and let the child make his own (like someone else suggested).
I agree with the others, you simply need to stop letting those foods be a daily option.
It'll be a little tough not giving in to your child, who has been getting their own way for so long. But aren't you ready to be in control again? Best wishes.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 12:39 PM
How To Lose Weight- The Basics
Weight Watchers Points System
The Fat Smash Diet
The Eat To Live Diet
The Beck Diet Solution
How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight
How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer
How To Burn Fat
Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
Tips On Using PEERtrainer
Visit The PEERtrainer Community
Diet and Fitness Resources
Weight Watchers Meetings
Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
How I Became A Marathon Runner
How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
Reversing Disease Through Nutrition
New Diet and Fitness Articles:
Weight Watchers Points Plus
How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program
Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:
Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
How To Delay Short Term Gratification
How To Stay Motivated
How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule
Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions
Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
Are Protein Drinks Safe?
Nutrition As Medicine?
Everyday Weight Loss Tips
How To Eat Healthy At A Party
How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
The Three Bite Rule
Tips On How To Stop A Binge
Introducing The PEERtrainer Cheat System
How To Speed Up Weight Loss
How To Get Motivation To Lose Weight
Weight Watchers: The New Science!
3 Myths About Weight Loss With JJ Virgin
Related Article :
New PEERtrainer Articles :
Why Green Tea Helps You Lose Weight
How To Lose A Lot Of Weight, Fast
5 Things You Must Know Before Doing A Cleanse
New: How To Build Muscle
What Is The Best Kind Of Protein Powder?
The Master Cleanse
Will Removing Gluten From Your Diet Help You Lose Weight?
How To Obliterate Your Limitations
How To Get The Motivation To Exercise
How To Stop Feeling Tired
Dr. Joel Fuhrman's Super Immunity Diet
The PEERtrainer Diet
Is Portion Control Keeping You Fat?
The Ultimate Guide To Dietary Fiber
P90X? Do Burst Training Instead
Weight Watchers Points Changes For 2012
Can Diet Soda Cause You To GAIN Weight?