Practical question for those with children - how do you get them to finish their dinner when you can never finish yours?

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Practical question for those with children – how do you get them to finish their dinner when you can never finish yours?

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We don’t. We ask, “have you had enough?” Not, “are you full?” Eating yo fullness, rather than satisfaction, is what led to me and hubs obesity. Not trying to encourage that in our kids.

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Put smaller portions on your smaller plate so that you finish. If they are young enough to understand explain that your tummy is much smaller than it used to be, so you are not able to eat as much as them or Dad. Put it in their terms. If they ate old enough take them to one of the websites that show the surgery.

Always better to put less food on their plates & have them ask for 2nds, hopefully they won’t grow up needing the WLS like us.

Remember we need to change their attitudes towards food, every celebration doesn’t have to revolve around food & its for nourishment not comfort. Good luck!

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Lots of great suggestions.
They all seem to be pretty close to each other in thinking, just different ways.
We never ever force, we do expect adventure bites.
My husband and I both have/had unhealthy relationships with food.
Lots of processed growing up. (Heavy carbs and salt)
His mother showed love with food. She is Vietnamese and was starving the first 20 years of her life.
My family was poor.
We both grew up in a homes that you were expected to eat all your food.

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You should know the size of your stomach so find a picture of hers at the age she is and you know what yours will hold and try to think what hers will hold and give her half. Then if she wants more give her a little till she’s full.

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I grew up with the empty your plate or you won’t have dessert mentality. I have struggled with my weight my whole life. I never did that to my kids

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