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!
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.