"Love each other as I have loved you."
I have learned to not fight with my dynamic daughter about food.
I refuse to have it come between us. I don't always like some of the choices she makes about her nutrition...BUT....here is a huge BUT...I want her to have a healthy relationship with food!
I don't want her to view food as good versus bad, thus interpreting it as moral: good versus evil. FOOD IS NOT MORAL. It can nurture you, it can nourish you, it can be a cause of celebration....but it is not EVIL!!!
Too many young girls who are displeased with their bodies, their life, their emotions of a situation....use food as a control. They figure I am going to eat this because I feel (fill in what ever emotion here: angry, sad, bored....).....or they use food to punish themselves.
So to ensure food doesn't become a battle ground at our home I make sure that I have things available always that are enjoyable to my budding beauty!
She really doesn't like mixed dishes, where lots of things are mixed together...she is not into lots of different flavors combining....so I provide easy fun stuff that is still nutritious.
Like this plate for example it is full of great protein, fruit, a healthy starch, and nuts for fat...and some organic granola bits. She will eat on something like this all day long!
What does this have to do with raising a dynamic daughter?
She is developing: hormonal, mentally, spiritually...
The more balanced her hormones are, the better she will be able to think out her decisions, and the clearer she will see the lies of the devil when he tries to convince her she is not worthy, she is not beautiful, she is not......
When she is caring for her body...she is caring for her mind....and caring for her spirit.
BUT...this all must be nurtured in her with love.....because if I don't nurture it with love....and only drill the facts about nutrition and what it does to our bodies then she will be just as vulnerable to the controlling of food through excess or denial. Thus food becomes the enemy...evil...AND IT IS NOT MORAL!!!
***Remember to check out the above links to continue to read and learn more on how to empower your warrior in the making!
ARMOR YOUR DYNAMIC DAUGHTER WITH FAITH, HOPE, AND LOVE....TO FEED HER MIND, BODY, AND SOUL....TO BECOME THE WONDERFUL WARRIOR WOMAN....SHE IS DESTINED TO BE!
hugs, prayers, and lots of blessings,