Hope you all liked the previous post from the new ‘How to Eat like a Yogi’ posts! If you haven’t seen it, have a look here.
Our second little tip relates closely to the first, because it is still about listening to your body.
#2: Go at your own pace
We are all constructed differently, which means we learn at different speeds and some may be able to achieve more while others less.
Important thing is to understand there’s no problem with learning faster or slower than others, it doesn’t make you worse or more special either way.
Sometimes we might not be aware, but certain words can make children anxious about what they eat, for example…
When little Tommy hears Aunt Sally say: “My girl started eating cabbage when she was two and
now she eats all kinds of vegetables”, he might feel that he is worse off by not liking cabbage even though he’s already 4 years old.
Focus on the positives and the improvements. For example, talk about how little Tommy originally was scared of fruits but now strawberries and apples are his best friend.
OR, talk about something else (such as school, friends, their favourite TV show). Remember, we don’t want to make too much of a big deal out of food.
Let children develop at their own pace, and try to refrain from comparing two children. Every child is unique and should be treasured for who they are 🙂