We got another war on our hands – and this one, like all others, is going to be government sponsored. Which means it’ll work about as well as … well, The War on Drugs.
Yes, I am very concerned about obesity in this nation – but it begins with adults, not kids. It trickles down from mom and pop and their bad habits.
It trickles down from fat parents who don’t read labels and don’t exercise. And don’t care.
My son began reading labels when he was seven. If it has high fructose corn syrup, vegetable oil, canola oil and a host of other negatives, he doesn’t eat it.
And guess what? I never taught him to read labels.
He simply witnessed me doing so – and imitated.
That’s how exercise works, too. If the old man is fat and never moves, how can he expect the kids to do likewise.
My son asked me several weeks ago, “Daddy, why do kids eat at McDonalds? They have the worst food anywhere.”
“They learned it from their parents,” I said. “Mom and dad took them there when they were young. The kids got hooked on the food and grew up thinking it was good.”
“But can’t they taste how bad it is?” he asked.
“Not really. They don’t know the difference because most of what they eat at home is junk, too.”
And then you have your average doctor who doesn’t know much about nutrition, either. Bring your child to a dermatologist for a skin disorder and you’ll most likely hear that the issue has NOTHING to do with diet.
When I was raised, if I had pimples, the first thing my mom told me was I needed to clean up my diet. And when I did so, the zits went away. All I had to do was quit drinking milk and eating cheese – and presto, the milk and cheese stopped coming out of my pores.
You don’t hear this too often today. And just think: the milk I was drinking as a kid wasn’t what it is today, i.e. laced with hormones.
Want to stamp out childhood obesity? – then let’s start in the home with moms and dads who know what good food and exercise are.
We don’t need government programs telling us what to do.
Educated parents who are fit and healthy themselves are always the best teachers.
Remember, your children don’t listen to what you say – they follow what you do.
Get yourself into kick-butt shape with Combat Conditioning and Combat Abs – and your kids will follow in your foot steps.
Both of these programs are here.
P.S. And if you want your children to have a great attitude toward success as well as setbacks – then pick up a copy of The Unbeatable Man.