Lil C Is on a Diet Starting Tomorrow

February 14, 2011 at 5:44 pm 10 comments

Enjoying a strawberry daiquiri at the beach bar with his uncle

I’m putting Lil C on a diet. No, he’s not overweight or overfat or obese. He is simply fueled by sugar and fat.

The child rarely eats anything that is not sweet. I thought of it as one of his quirks. This weekend I noticed that he was barely eating at meals because he was getting little treats for Valentine’s Day everywhere we went (and at home).

So it’s time to give his little three-year old taste-buds a make-over.

Tomorrow will be Day 1 (today would be just too difficult given that it’s V-Day).

I’m going to record what he eats for a week, including two weekend days when we get LAZY. We will avoid candy, chocolate, cookies, cake, maple syrup and french fries, as these our the worst offenders. I’ve done this before with Lil D and it was successful. The key was to make sure he didn’t know about the whole plan.

I know Lil C is a very different child, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

Does anyone else have a preschooler with a raging sweet tooth? Have you had any success in curbing it? Any suggestions are MORE than welcome.

This is what he would think of my plan

This is what he first thought of my toilet training plan

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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lynn  |  February 14, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    I also think my three year old eats way too much sugar. Her diet is radically different than when my oldest was three – he barely knew what candy was. She gets treats a few times a day, drinks milk only if it’s chocolate, and routinely skips the fruits and vegetable parts of her meal.

    I didn’t have this problem with the older two because their diets were different from the start. So I’d love to hear all about how the diet is going, and any tips or tricks you find worked really well to push your son’s diet in a healthier direction!

    Reply
  • 2. fitforakid  |  February 15, 2011 at 1:17 am

    Lynn, I’ll keep you posted. Lunches for Day1 have been made.

    Reply
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  • 4. Sweet Tooth Gets a (Healthy) Treat « Fit for a kid  |  March 30, 2011 at 4:49 am

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