28 Jan Intuitive Health and Eating for Kids
This week we introduce guest blogger Di’anne from Rawsome Wholefoodie. She is “dedicated to Raising Humanity’s Self Care Awareness through the use of Wholefoods Education, and Healthy Living Principles”. Below is her article on Intuitive health and eating for kids. She has also included a little pouch friendly recipe your kids will enjoy, all while cleansing their bodies of nasty toxins.
Intuitive Health and Eating for Kids
Intuitive eating & health to me is becoming more in tune with what my body is telling me, how I am feeling, if there’s an issue, what is the most likely cause, and what does my body want to eat. By doing this I am a healthier, leaner and I have found it a very effective way to attain a healthy weight.
Kids are born with amazing intuitiveness. They know what they need to eat if they are well or unwell. We as adults often override what they ask for and give them what we believe they need or what is easy and a lot of kids loose this ability that they are born with.
My 4 year old is amazing at intuitive eating. One day she said to me “Mummy I just want strawberries”, she was feeling a little off, so I bought every shop out of strawberries and she ate them all day. I don’t cook different meals for everyone, every meal. They choose their breakfast, snacks, and lunch from what I have bought in the weekly shop. Dinner we all eat the same. When they are unwell they get what they ask for. Which isn’t often.
Lets look at the digestive system.
It is my opinion you don’t need to know too much about what the large intestine or small intestine does, what part does the stomach or spleen or liver play. It gets all to complicated and health should be simple right? The only time you need to start looking at all this is if your kids are experiencing a problem which needs sorting.
Basically what goes in must come out!
Lets talk about wee’s. Wee’s must be clear or a straw like colour. If your kids are achieving this then they are well hydrated. The general rule of thumb I go by is 1 litre of water per 22 kg of body weight. When they wake up in the morning their wee will be discoloured, this is because they are dehydrated, as they haven’t had anything to drink for hours So give them a glass of water first thing in the morning. This will also help with digestion.
Lets Talk Poo’s. Kids should be doing poo’s at least 2 to 3 times a day. They should be doing a poo after every meal. Poo’s should not be too hard, nor too soft, not too light in colour, not too smelly, in my opinion poo should be a medium brown colour.
There is a lot more to intuitive health such as addressing the colon, sorting out cravings for sugars, and other such things, as well as learning about healthy snack options. This is the hardest part about keeping kids healthy.
Raw Food Chef, Speaker & Organic Whole Food Coach
Di’anne has included this pouch friendly recipe for Very Berry Sorbet, which is ideal for cleansing the body of toxins, helps with pain relief, soothes the digestive system, and helps to boost the immune system to prevent disease.