I have recently read blog posts about people getting healthy and in shape. I have begun to notice a term “sweatbetes”. I am not into much of the new lingo and I admit to being pretty slack on the entire fitness scene. We try to get a walk in on a regular basis. When the sun comes out, there is a walking trail that we try to visit on a semi-regular basis. My son plays hockey with his friends now and then but is not a fitness guru or currently concerned about his abs.
We are working on trying to loose a bit of weight in the house but have always maintained pretty healthy eating habits. My children love fruit. They eat little junk (unlike their mother). I try to bake with less sugar, apple sauce instead of margarine, and use flax or whole wheat flour whenever possible.
Do I do this on purpose? Am I trying to teach my sons to eat healthy? Am I trying to keep them off the obesity track? I guess in a way I am. I have always felt it was important for them to eat right. Their mother has a sweet tooth, I really wanted to help them avoid that.
Did diabetes impact this decision? I don’t think so. I gave my boys plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables long before diabetes. I have tried to modify my cooking to have more grains and less preservatives for years.