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#362: Weighty Matters, Pt. II: Fighting Chub + Expanding Palate of Picky Eaters

In the second of a 2-part weight-loss series: Sarah and Dimity talk with two real-world mother runners about their “weighty issues,” as well as two experts who offer advice.

First is a young mom of three who shares her struggle of creeping weight gain, leaving her focusing on the “chub” she sees in photos. Body-positive researcher Charlotte Markey, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at Rutgers University, offers insight into recalibrating body perception and body-posi advice for greater contentment.

The next two guests—a mom of a daughter with finicky eating habits and Jill Castle, M.S., R.D., the author of myriad books about childhood nutrition—delve deep into food issues. Jill suggests ways to get everyone in a family to eat more vegetables while also letting teens make decisions about food choices. Learn how to work with your child to formulate a plan for food.

In the intro, Dimity and Sarah discuss recent big events in their lives of their teens—a Minnesota volleyball tournament for Dimity’s daughter and dance showcases for Sarah’s 8th-grade son. The first guest joins the conversation at 11:07.

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2 responses to “#362: Weighty Matters, Pt. II: Fighting Chub + Expanding Palate of Picky Eaters

  1. Another Mother Runner is literally one of the BEST blogs I have come across, I read it every week… thanks so much for sharing this article. I’m also grateful I found Smoothie Diet : , it helped me not only lose weight but keep it off. Hope it helps some others!

    – Sheri

  2. Moms please do not feel responsible if your child is a picky eater despite your best intentions and despite following the advice given. I was a picky eater as a child, although my Mom was a great cook and served a variety of foods. I was determined that my son would not be, so I served a variety of foods from the time he could eat. Despite my best efforts, there were many things he would not eat, although he did like broccoli, any type of meat and drank lots of milk. He started to pay more attention to diet when he wrestled. He gradually expanded his diet in college and beyond, and now eats almost anything.
    Do the best you can, but don’t feel “mom shamed” if your child doesn’t eat the way you want him or her to.

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