If a parent doesn’t eat “healthy”, can a child still learn healthy eating habits?


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Question by Amy M: If a parent doesn’t eat “healthy”, can a child still learn healthy eating habits?
Kind of a follow up to something I asked a little while back. Said child lives with both of their parents but the parents have different eating habits. One cooks or helps to cook each dinner, eats healthy, snacks for them include yogurt and fruit plates while the other parent lives off frozen meals for the most part. Would it really matter in forming how the child eats?

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Answer by Baroccoli
1) you can’t force your husband to eat healthy foods. he’s a grown man and if he likes frozen dinners, let him eat frozen cake

2) your child will see how both of you eat. but if you make sure he eats healthily, then he’ll pick up your good habits.

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When a medicine is said to cause “weight gain”, can you control this by your own eating habits?

Question by sheri: When a medicine is said to cause “weight gain”, can you control this by your own eating habits?
I mean, doesn’t weight gain ultimately come from how many calories you consume? I’m trying to say, can a medicine just put “fat” on you? I understand how it can cause “water” weight gain from fluid retention, but how can it make you gain weight if you control your eating habits? Thank you.

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Answer by Ugmo
ive always wondered the same thing. it could mean that it makes you hungrier, hence you eating more and gaining weight, or that it somehow slows your metabolism and makes you gain like that.

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