A Thin Man’s Guide to Losing Weight: Chapter 3

Chapter 3: Don’t make your kids fat.

I think one of the main reasons we have many kids that are obese in America is we make them eat everything on their plate.

I have seen many kids that can out eat a grown man. We give kids man size portions and tell them they need to finish their plate.

I may be crazy but I think the job of parents is to help train our children’s palate. This where we fail so often. We don’t teach our kids to each balanced portions that include things that are green.

You may say I don’t feed my kids vegetables they don’t like them. To that I say Yes your right. They have to be taught to like them. Scientists say it takes about 15x to start to develop an appetite for something.

How do I know parents don’t feed their kids vegetables. Well, when I go to the grocery store and buy vegetable for our family and the person checking me out keeps asking me what each vegetable is, and I say broccoli, red pepper, anise.

The last thing you can do to help your kids stay thin and live a thin life. When they ask for food say no. Kid’s learn to early that I should eat when I am bored. Your kids should only eat at the same specific times each day. Kids being hungry is not a bad thing. It just means they will be more likely to eat the yummy brussel sprouts you have prepared for them.

1. Breakfast
2. Snack
3. Lunch
4. Healthy Snack
5. Dinner

A couple of links for you.

(This is my fourth post on this to see the rest follow this link)

Deceptively Delicious – A book Jessica Seinfeld wrote about tricking your kids to eat good. Sometimes deceit is a good thing.

Child Size Portion Guide – A portion guide for kids of all ages.

Pitfalls of Kids Ministry: Theology: Story vs. Fact

One of the pitfalls of Children’s ministry is we tell so many bible stories we treat the bible like it is a story book or play script.

I am not trying to say every kids pastor treats the bible with irreverence. I am saying that when we are using the stories in the bible as a medium to communicate truth we can forget that those stories really happened.

How can we remember and reinforce the bible as a History book?

1. Preach from the bible to your kids. – Bring your bible on stage don’t just use story sheets.

2. Read the bible for yourself not just for your lesson plans.

3. Study the Bible – It is easy to just rehearse the stories you have learned dig deeper push yourself to learn more.

4. Communicate to your kids that what you are about to talk about really happened.

5. Check your beliefs: Do you believe the bible is true and actually happened.

The bible is a supernatural book. It will change your life. It will change the life your kids. Let it.

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-06-27

  • It is getting down to the last few. I hope I win #squarespace #
  • Good day today. Relaxing. Excited to be in Big church tomorrow. Crazy thankful for my amazing #kidmin team. #
  • Watching @PerryNoble speak his One Prayer message. God is……HERE. #
  • Guest Blog Post: Happy Fathers Day Sam http://samluce.com/?p=1621 #fb #kidmin #
  • About to get my upstate NY on and go strawberry picking with the fam. #fb #
  • Paying my land taxes. Necssary evil. I think we need a revolution. Taxation with crappy representation. Repubs and Dems both drive me nuts! #
  • Jon & Kate file for divorce. So sad. #
  • Why am I not winning! #squarespace #
  • Staff meeting right now thinking about how staff meeting and staff infection share the staff #
  • Does Your Church Have A Farm System? They Should. http://samluce.com/?p=1629 #kidmin #fb #cmconnect #
  • Getting ready to talk on the phone with some great kids pastor people. #kidmin #
  • #squrespace PLease! I beg of thee in kings english. Hath mercy on me and bestow upon an iPhone. #
  • #squarespace Please! I beg of thee in kings english. Hath mercy on me and bestow upon me an iPhone. #
  • #trackle is now giving away iphone's WOW. #
  • RT @r_frank: I am giving away 25 free copies of Reggie Joiner's new book next week. Make sure you get the @KidzMatter emails. #kidmin #
  • Opened a new twitter account. I can't follow or be followed? What gives? @twitter #fail #
  • July 252Basics cheat sheet downloads. http://samluce.com/?p=1633 Enjoy hope they help. #kidmin #cmconnect #
  • Did a crazy amount of 252basics stuff today! All set through August #kidmin #
  • Watching America's Got Talent. Wondering why people in Britain seem more talented when we have more people. #fb #
  • At the grocery store at 2 am. Buying crave food for my very pregnate very wonderful wife. #
  • Is today my lucky day? #squarespace #
  • Why is everyone's Avitar green? #
  • Hey #kidmin peeps here is the link for the 252basics cheat sheets http://samluce.com/?p=1633 #
  • "Core beliefs create emotions and thoughts that drive behaviour."
    (Harry Flanagan from Pure Desire.) #
  • Jesus instantaneously healed sickness and delivered evil spirits but never once delivered someone from a character defect. Harry Flanagan #
  • Relevance in the church does not come from being culturally hip but comes from radical transpancy. #
  • #trackle is now giving away iphone's. Please pick me. #
  • Can't believe Michael Jackson is dead. Watching the news shows discuss his life. So sad! #
  • Been thinking about Shepherding the Heart of kids. As a Pastor and Father. #kidmin #
  • Recording CMEdge with @jabberfrog @henryjz #kidmin #
  • Sitting in a meeting. Very hungry. Weird, I never get hungry. #fb #

YouTube Friday: Lifechurch jokes with Perry Noble

Lifechurch.tv plays a joke on Perry Noble.  Those lifechurch guys are to much. I guess if they get to much heat they can say the Devil made them do it. I hear he is on video editing team there.

Lifechurch purposely disabled embedding capabilities of the video. To watch it click here.