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For most children, cow's milk (organic or not at your preference) will be the superior choice. Whole milk is usually recommended from 1-2 years old, although there is starting to be some preference for 2% even at that age for children at high risk and who have good, healthy diets with plenty of fats and vegetables (like my second, who at 18 months though an ...


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Sugar does not cause hyperactivity. However, if a kid learns from his parents that he is expected to be hyper after eating sugar, well, you can guess what will happen when he gets sugar. Even with that trained response, I don't think there's any plausible reason that sugar would cause bad behavior the next day.


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The main benefit is that in our society, people are expected to eat at mealtimes. Sometimes people who eat in class, or at their desk, or on public transit are perceived as being odd or rude for doing so. People who don't eat much when they're offered a meal are also sometimes seen as being odd or rude. Being able to be hungry for a bit, or scaling what you ...


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I suggest that you let them eat when they are hungry rather than just at the times most people eat. After I started doing this, I rarely get indigestion. YMMV. You could establish "conventional" meal timings starting on any chosen weekend by giving your kids a super small meal before a major meal at a chosen time. Hopefully, they will be hungry then. IMHO, ...


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There are lots and lots of reasons to restrict the processed sugar that kids consume, but behavior problems the next day isn't one of them! There was a comment that your wife is looking for something blame. Maybe she is looking for something that she can tell you to get you to stop giving him sugar. Perhaps you should stop giving him sugar.


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I think this question is best answered by evaluating the different types of milk. Organic vs "Regular" Milk There isn't clear evidence that either of these is better than the other. This article doesn't quote a lot of studies, but it nicely summarizes info that I have read in related studies. One problem with organic milk and organic foods in general ...


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There are a few possible motivations for starting a diet. Actually being overweight. While this may seem a good reason for a child to be on a diet, it's actually still not highly advisable. Restricting calorie intake and snacks can lead to an unhealthy relationship with food and poor self-image in the long term, and raise the risk of eating disorders. ...


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Sugar in very large quantities gives me headaches and used to give me more headaches when I was younger. This was putting me in a bad mood until I figured out that it was due to the sugar. Maybe it could be the same thing with your son ?


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The link between sugar and hyperactive behavior has been debunked.


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I think the largest challenge to "eat when you're hungry" is ensuring the overall quality of nutrition. With the three meals a day schedule, you can largely ensure that lunch and dinner are "protein/fat" meals, and breakfast and snacks are "energy/carb" meals, and make sure all of the right bits are in there across the day. In an 'eat when you want' ...


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I'm 25, and I love eggs, but I hate the texture. My solution is I eat them in toast. I cook them over-easy so the yolk is still runny, and then I mash the whole thing to pieces with my fork. After that I put it on buttered toast and eat it like a little egg sandwich. When I have more time I put hash browns on my toast as well, and sometimes bacon or sausage ...



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