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Why I Don’t Have Fat Kids

June 15, 2016
Why I Don't Have Fat Kids

When I was a kid I was trained to eat to live, not live to eat. I was taught that food makes your body healthy or unhealthy, lean or fat, that overeating was gluttony and gross. My dad was very pointed, descriptive, and honest about biblical and life principles, and I am so thankful for that.

As a child I knew I would never be fat because I would stop eating before that happened. Food is medicine. Just like my dad taught me not to run with a knife, he also taught me to think before I put food in my mouth. Now, I love good food, and I love to cook. I love going to nice restaurants and eating gourmet food. But even though I love good food, I was taught to think before I eat, so it is not a sacrifice to put the fork down. It is a choice! Every day I teach my children about nutrition, health, and self-control, and their lives are better because of it. They are strong, happy, healthy, and beautiful kids!

Maybe as a child someone didn’t teach you this principle, but it is not too late! I encourage you to teach your children. Lead them by example! Help make your children strong, healthy, and confident by teaching them self-discipline. As parents we can teach and train our children and give them the tools they need to avoid a lifelong struggle with weight. Something that seems so small can make a huge impact in their life. Health, confidence, physical abilities, opportunities…the list goes on. Fight for your children and for their health. You can mold them just as I was molded and am molding my children. Be encouraged!

Kohlrabi Salad

The word “kohlrabi” is a combination of two German words that literally means “cabbage turnip.” Kohlrabi is one of those vegetables that most people pass up because they do not know what they are missing! It is sweet, crunchy, and great fresh or cooked!

  • 2 2/3 cups kohlrabi, cut in small cubes
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped mint
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped basil
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp. Vegenaise or mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. (or a little more) lime zest
  • ½ tsp. honey
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt

Wash and chop herbs. Wash and zest lime. Mix herbs, Vegenaise, honey, salt, zest and juice together. Wash, peel and chop small cubes of kohlrabi. Pour dressing over kohlrabi and toss. Enjoy.

Tip: You can change this recipe by using lemon instead of lime, and parsley instead of one of the other herbs.

“All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.” – I Corinthians 6:12

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6 comments on “Why I Don’t Have Fat Kids”

  1. Sadly this is not true for everyone Shoshanna, I know people who eat very little and they also eat very healthy, however they are still over weight due to health problems.
    My Grandpa was a health fanatic he only ever eat healthy food that was fresh and cooked in a healthy way; sadly he died of stomache cancer in 1980. His death was a great loss to our family. Not all fat people are bad eaters, genetics play a big roll, I have my Grandma’s recessive gene my hair will never go grey; however I also have her obesity gene too and I have to watch my weight very carefully. I have to keep my calorie intake at less than 1500 aday which is low. I eat lots of salads and veggies I don’t eat Junk food. And yet I still battle being overweight. I fight it everyday so far I am winning praise God.
    I hope you are having a wonderful day.

  2. So many smiles as I read this, my kids ate like yours, and now they cook because they like to eat god food. I know your kids run and play in the sunshine too, and even in a rain shower or two I’ll bet. Too many of the kids in our country are missing such (used to be) common sense life activities. I love reading the stuff on our website because it is kind, wise, & thoughtful.

    1. Suzanne, I weep for the children of this day it is so sad that most of them don’t know how to play in the sunshine with a bat and ball they are mostly joined to their phones and computer games. I love that I grew playing outside in the sunshine/rain! I am also grateful my children got to live in a time when there were no computers.
      Old fashioned I know, but in my humble opinion a much better, safer and healthier life.
      Jilly oxoxo

  3. I watched my FIL eat less and less and ballon in size due to chemo and the other drugs involved.

    I watched a friend with Lyme and several coinfections and many unanswered questions live off steamed chicken and veggies. Literally nothing else. She also gained and gained for years until they found success with Lyme literate doctors. But it still took a couple years to lose the weight.

    I was eating under 1000 calories trying to lose weight.mostly fresh veggies. I lost a lb in a month.
    Yes I agree it can be because of overeating. And poor eating. But you make this too cut and dry. It feels like a over abundance of pride.

  4. This article is almost cruel in its overly simplistic view point. Just because this is something that came to you easily doesn’t mean others don’t struggle. It comes across as very judgemental.

  5. Im one of 4 and of these, 2 were what some might call fat, because the other 2 could eat the same and not gain a pound!
    We are born with our metabolisms. I grew into being exceedingly powerful, now at 6’2″ and 290 lbs I had a quart of whole milk each meal, never had a broken bone, and many times should have!
    Im only 30 lbs overweight but absurdly prejudiced people might see me as fat. Some are even downright absurd in fear of fat!
    But I take issue with many like you who see fat as something so bad. Sure there are limits, but also illnesses that can pile it on.
    Many in today’s world eat adulterated foods and can’t help but to gain. Also those poor must eat what they can afford, which isn’t good – as it means cheap starches, to fill up on like pasta, pancakes, and feel good foods like cookies and cake etc.. the ONLY relief they have. So take your skinny kids and watch them fail, due NO reserves, and like my thin siblings, break bones with poorer health overall.