I must be doing something right!

Just a quick intuitive eating story involving my 8 year old. On Friday, he went to a birthday party and had pizza for lunch and a slice of birthday cake. The party was from 12-2PM. At 3 he had his piano lesson and every week at the end of the lesson his teacher gives him a piece of chocolate. So, this week Mr Didden says, “what type of chocolate would you like Charlie.” And, here is the best part!!! Charlie replied, “nah, I don’t want any this week, I just had cake at a birthday party.” After I nudged Charlie to say, “No, thank you” I wanted to jump up and down and cheer. The kid gets it! Needless to say, Mr Didden was so shocked by a kid turning down chocolate, he almost didn’t believe Charlie, he thought Charlie was joking. I just beamed with pride at that moment.

Even though the dietitian in me cringes whenever Mr. Didden offers chocolate as a reward, I have to have faith in my kid’s ability to know when they are full and when they are not. If I never let Charlie have chocolate there is no way in He** he would have turned it down no matter how much birthday cake he had before. Way to go Charlie!!

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Hi! I'm Heather: a body positivity, Health at Every Size dietitian. When I'm not blogging about wellness, I'm spending time with my fabulous family. Sometimes, they wear me out, so then it's time to bake, read, knit, tie myself into a yoga pose, or continue to work my first novel... stay tuned.