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Old 11-17-2012, 11:42 AM
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i do that , they dont really get much junk , they do love fruit and nuts. Torie is built the same way , wide shoulders and very square. Ginnie is more hours glassy. lol.

I just worry since it si such a marked diffrence between twins. but i try and realize every kid is diffrent. she does not loose her breath easy or anything like that.


what are some filling healthy food to try out?
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:06 PM
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Make sure she's drinking a ton of water...if she says she's hungry for a snack, give her a glass of water and wait ten or fifteen minutes, if she's still hungry, offer a healthy snack.

Make sure all the breads, pastas, etc they're eating is whole grain. That makes a big difference, fills them up faster, etc. Offer salads, veggies, and lower-sugar fruits (berries are a good one) before meals and serve salad/veggies before you serve the meats and carbs.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:40 PM
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As long as the foods are wholesome and healthy I wouldn't worry too much. Make sure that there is very little junk/sugar.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:58 PM
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As long as the foods are wholesome and healthy I wouldn't worry too much. Make sure that there is very little junk/sugar.
This is my first time opening this thread (and I won't have kids, so it is a moot point for me)...but I want to throw something out there.

When I was a kid my food was fairly restricted. My mom didn't bake much, didn't keep 'sweet' things in the house, no soda, little fast food, etc. But, during holidays, birthdays, celebrations, special events...I was allowed this stuff. I really think it built an association with happiness=junk food=happiness. By the time I started staying home myself, I would eat a LOT when no one was around. Then when I got my license, and my mom would go on vacation and leave me home, I would get almost excited to go grocery shopping for junk food. This has definitely lessened over time and I don't eat candy bars, fast food, or anything really bad anymore..I am a soda addict and sometimes I do binge a bit though. I just wonder if the restriction really made me kind of put junk food on a pedestal.
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:35 PM
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Oh I am against restrictions usually as I think it does exactly what you describe. However, if there is a possible weight problem in a young child I would cut access to junk/sugar with out making too big of a deal of it. I would be careful with thinking about it it terms of dieting and would let her continue to eat on her own limits just making sure the food is wholesome.
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:01 PM
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i do that , they dont really get much junk , they do love fruit and nuts. Torie is built the same way , wide shoulders and very square. Ginnie is more hours glassy. lol.

I just worry since it si such a marked diffrence between twins. but i try and realize every kid is diffrent. she does not loose her breath easy or anything like that.


what are some filling healthy food to try out?
When I take my daughter to the store she's allowed to pick a special treat out of the produce section. She gets really excited because there's a lot of color and variety, and she gets to try all kinds of weird vegetables. Some she likes and some she doesn't.

One thing that's a MAJOR hit is strawberries. She'd rather have them for dessert than anything baked.

A couple more snack things she likes are carrots, sugar snap peas, celery, and jicama.

I'd avoid dried fruit. It's pretty dense/high calorie, and it's easy to eat a lot because it doesn't rehydrate in you stomach right away. I mean, eat thirty raisins and compare that to eating thirty grapes. Huge difference in how full you feel.

ETA: Dragonfruit is really cool. She LOVES it, it's kind of like non-acidic kiwi flavored and the fruit is beautiful. It's fun to get them excited about eating this stuff.

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Old 11-17-2012, 04:51 PM
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I will have to do a major cabinet cleaning , she does eat fruit and veggies , she loves them and will turn her nose up at chocolate for a banana. I NEVER EVER EVER tell any of my kids they are fat , I have issues and will not tolerate ANYONE in there lives giving them one.

but when i saw a 26 lb difference , it just kinda shook me. I don't think it really is that much , but it is what there dad said the doc said this am, and i don't want the kids to pick on her , because kids have no filter and can be very cruel.

SO i have been thinking and I am going to try a focused new
game of kiddy olympics and cutting more of the bread out.
We do whole grain ,
but it is honey wheat whole grain ,
and she loves peanut butter toast.
I will also offer more raw stuff instead of cooked (peas and carrots and the like)




Ginnie on left and Torie on right. Its not like Ginnie is a skinny thing either! lol


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Organized sports are GREAT for kids struggling with weight issues or health issues such as diabetes. My little cousin was a heavy-set child who LOVED to eat, but once she started playing basketball she got to a healthy weight. It's good for kids to just run around or play sports with friends, but if I had a child who needed to slim down I'd definitely look into some sports.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:42 AM
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Has anyone had root beer help their morning sickness?

Yesterday, my dad brought my mom fast food, and got me a root beer *shrugs*. I took a few sips of it and OH MY GOD IT WAS A BEVERAGE SENT DOWN FROM HEAVEN ABOVE. I actually ate some fries and half a chicken sandwich with it.

My doctors are all "yeah just eat whatever you can keep down"...but what happens when that's massive amounts of sugary root beer and cherry slushies? I don't drink soda, more or less ever, and consuming this much sugar seriously weirds me out.

I thought about trying to cut the root beer with club soda or something, but I don't think that would be very good, or have the same effect. Yesterday I drank a very large ("medium") fountain root beer and an enormous ("small") cherry icee. I don't think I've consumed that much sugar in the past two years of my life combined.
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So I have a VERY light khaki colored (mostly clear) discharge coming out... Is that normal?
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