Ohhh Gabrielle, how she made us all laugh with her sudden realization that she needed to lose weight quickly before Carlos could regain his sight. But a common trap we all fall into is the quick fix and the lack of the "big picture".
Wasn't it just a few weeks ago that she realized that her daugher was overweight when she couldn't find a dress that fit her for the princess party. Really, she only has to open her eyes a bit wider to see that, in reality, the whole family is overweight.
Her realization of this might have led to a different goal, getting the whole family in shape and eating healthier. But before I go on, I just have to mention, (yes, I have done it, so I raise my hand and confess too) the dinner scene. Classic, wasn't it?
Could you just see the dread in the children's eyes as they formed their subconscious associations with "healthy food". Healthy eating associated with "bland food, sacrifice, yuck, when can I get some good food, mommy is mad, mommy is frustrated...and it goes on.
This is what we they are learning as children, what their parents show them about food. So how could have Gabby tackled this differently?
These are just ideas and suggestions, I know with the juggle of work, home, husband, shopping....it can seem like just one more daunting task, but ohhhh so worth it!
As they grow up, their food associations will drive many of their food choices. Ask yourself, what do you think when you hear the words "healthy foods"?