Don’t feed the worms.

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After taking on what seems to be the impossible, detoxing myself from sugar, I was faced with the echoing dilemma, “How do I take sugar from my kids?” and “Will life ever be the same?”  

The answers are quite complex but not unreachable.

It came to me after talking about it with my four year old.

NOTE: My kids love playing in the compost pile and seeing who can find the biggest worms.

I was talking to the kids about parasites, the germs and invaders of the body, and about how sugars feed them and out of my mouth came the question, 

“Do you want to feed your worms?”

This pretty much took care of the problem.  Of course he didn’t want them in his tummy.

I haven’t had much of a struggle with the kids since.  Praise God for simple things.  Kids are so amazing and if we take the time to teach them truth at a level they understand, they grasp it quickly and completely.

I wish it was that easy for the teenager and husband to grasp.  But the echo of this question works for the young ones for now.

Update: after a few years and keeping sugar out of the house, my husband and teen have been able to feel the difference and they both are choosing to follow my lead and rarely have an issue.  We ALL feel pretty awful if we decide to give in a little.

Funny thing is, when my four year old now wants a sucker from the bank line he turns to mommy in public and says loud and serious,

“I WANNA FEED MY WORMS!”

After, I had made some major changes in my life, eliminating sugar from my diet and my kids diet, I have taken a lot of heat for it from others.  I feel like I am making the best choices for my children’s and my own health and for some reason, many feel that they must criticize and undermine me and tell me how terrible and mean I am being.

WAYS OTHERS PUSH MY KIDS

  • At birthday parties… “A little cake won’t hurt them.” Then comes candy from the piñata, ice cream and soda to top it all off.
  • Social gatherings… “Your mom won’t mind you having a little dessert” or two.
  • At the bank, from strangers… “What, they can’t have sugar? It’s only a sucker”
  • And still other times… “You can have it if you don’t tell you mom”

I don’t mind being the target, however, doing in front of or directly to my kids is not acceptable.  I have taught them why I have made these changes and they understand and don’t fight me.  I don’t need others to chime in and teach my kiddos to disobey or disregard my decisions.

I’m content being different and choosing to do the difficult in order to fight off disease.

My now five year old is just fine with it now.  I just remind him not to “FEED THE WORMS.”

Thanks be to God who gives us strength in our weakness.

2 Corinthians 12:8-10 King James Version (KJV)

For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.  And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.   Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

RECIPES

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Healing Fudge

 

 

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Carob Oat Pie Crust

 

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Granola

 

 

Uncommon Cool Mint Carob Popcorn 

Carob Nutter Nano Smoothie 

 

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2 Comments on “Don’t feed the worms.

  1. At this pt in my life I struggle with not wanting to feed my worms but in highly addicted to sugars n carbs mainly well cause it costs less but also I’ve gotten quite lazy thank you for sharing so much I’m slowly getting there

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  2. Pingback: More on Parasites – Healing Foodie

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