Growing up, I have learned to have many views on nutrition. Of course there are days where my family loves to enjoy life by having a yummy dessert or a delicious meal, we know how to limit those days. I do not come from a family where it is an extremely strict, no sugar or carb household, but I also don’t come from a free for all either. I see my household as a sort of in-between.
Since my dad is a firefighter/paramedic, he has been on many different medical calls in his lifetime. A lot of them have been on people due to health problems. Some of these health problems are from an unhealthy balance of eating and drinking. The amount of heart attacks my dad goes on is insane, and he makes sure to remind us and give us tips on how to stay healthy. Physically seeing the brutal consequences of what can happen due to improper nutrition is very scary and is really an eye opener to my dad. It really gives a different perspective on it all!
My family also makes sure to have everyone make frequent visits to the doctors office to get checked up on everything. I have actually dealt with a lot of health issues due to a genetic liver condition, which actually restricts me from excessive amounts of some foods. In all, my family and I make sure to do everything we can to stay healthy.