How to Eat like a ChildPosted: October 5, 2010
I may be a grown-up…but that doesn’t mean I always eat grown-up foods.
I flat out refuse to touch brussel sprouts or lima beans. In a box, with a fox, whatevah, they’re still yucky.
This may look like a responsible, adult breakfast of cereal and dried fruit…
Clever disguise, no?
Sometimes a girl just needs a break from granola.
When I say “eat like a child”, this isn’t quite what I have in mind…
(Is there any wonder this child’s nickname was Piggy?)
After watching the kidlets’ habits at lunch and snacktime, though, I really do think they might be onto something.
- They eat what they want, when they want it. Even if it means climbing over a daggone desk to get their hands on it.
- They don’t eat when they’re not hungry. Have you ever tried to get a kid to finish a plate of food when they have their minds set against it? You’re going to end up wearing more than ends up in their mouth. Guaranteed.
- They eat slowly. Painstakingly slowly; I’m talking one *!?#$*ing cheerio at a time. Especially when you’re trying to get them somewhere in a hurry.
- They eat what’s in front of them before they’re allowed to get dessert or a second helping.
Perhaps if we ate like children – sans bibs, of course – we’d have an advantage on the intuitive and mindful eating front?
On a similar note, I’ve got big plans to go act approximately a third of my age tonight at Disney – I’m heading straight off after work to Epcot for a few hours! I’ve only been once several years ago – is there anything I absolutely have to go see? I’ve gotta prioritize!