Habit Binge

People Are Calling Out “Seemingly Harmless” Things Parents Do That Actually Cause Serious

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And finally, “I think a lot of parents cause food/weight issues unintentionally. And that is something I have personally taken very seriously as a parent: creating a healthy relationship with food.”

u/wh_ro_ry

“My mom was a huge food moralist, and growing up, there was never any junk food in the house. No cookies, no candy, no pop, no going to McDonald’s. A cake on our birthdays, that was it. You’re hungry? Eat a carrot. When I got out on my own, I had to learn how to deal with the instant availability of junk food. I figured it out, but my parents sure didn’t do me any favors.”

u/Princess_Parabellum

“My mother used to guilt me about not finishing food, so I’d never decline and just kept eating. I got fat and developed binge eating and body issues. She never meant it in any bad way; she simply didn’t know better. Took years to unlearn bad habits and get to a good spot.”

u/PriapusTheFox

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