How weaning can help reset your own eating habits.
We started weaning recently which, aside from the initial disappointment that Finners wasn’t overly impressed with mashed avocado as a single ingredient meal (unsurprising really) has gone fairly well. He likes his food.
After reading my weaning book (or at least the beginning, who has time for a whole book these days), it quickly became clear that feeding a baby is essentially a healthy balanced diet. Nutrient filled, unprocessed and whole food ingredients (meat, fish, dairy, eggs, nuts, grains, vegetables and fruit) put together as meals (and then pureed until they are completely unrecognisable).
We can learn a lot about nutrition basics from the diet of babies. If this is what is required for your baby to grow and develop with optimal health, why should you settle for anything less for yourself.
So, if you’re steaming organic vegetables for your baby, then sitting down to a tin of microwaved Spam (other fast-food options are available), it might be wise to use this time to kick-start your own nutritional habits.
Basing your meals around real unprocessed foods such as fruits, vegetables, wholegrains, meat and fish will not only keep you fuller for longer but also provides you with all the vitamins and minerals you need for your own health, your skin, your sleep and your energy levels.
Take the time to think about what you put in your own mouth. Your body requires just as much care and love as your babies.