Life is all about balance, things in moderation. That is how we, the Chick Family, try to live our lives. Lots of healthy things and lots of treats. It applies to everything.
That includes food. Organic, wholesome meals and lots of homemade goodies. But nothing that will do you harm.
Recently I’ve been kicking out against the way we do things, I’ve been attracted to all this brightly coloured chemically food. That looks so nice and appealing. I’ve argued with Mum and Dad that I’ve never eaten this sort of stuff before and a few sweets won’t do me any harm, but they tell me this:
” Our bodies are like the river we are travelling along. It can bear some chemicals, the ones we consume without even realising, but why purposefully eat something that you know is jam packed with something that will eventually kill you? It’s like pouring a can of oil in the river”
I understand this. It is wise and I need to trust my parents because they only want the best illnessesThe river can only take so many chemicals before it becomes seriously polluted and the life that depends on it slowly dies out. It’s the same with our bodies, the chemicals don’t just pass through us, they build up inside us and plague our bodies with illness.
I also realise that when Mum and Dad do let me try things, like these gob stoppers, they’re actually not that nice. They affect your body almost immediately, check out my swollen lips and bleeding tongue! Sorry! It’s a bit gross!
I’m a bit stuck with a question about this issue, I would really value anyone’s opinion.
” What is so attractive about sweets and other artificial foods?”
This is another question I ask myself: ” why do I want to go against my parent’s wise words of experience and eat things I know are unhealthy?
This I do not really know the answer to, I think it’s because I’m curious and I always expect the food to taste really good, but it never does. I think I’m being deprived of something wonderful when I’m not.
I’ve learnt my lesson now and I’ll stick with lots of lovely wholesome food and the odd treat.
Dear Everyone Who Eats Healthily And Is Feeling A Bit Rebellious
Trust me, stick with the good food. It tastes way better. This is what my parents told me and I wasn’t convinced, so I totally understand if you want to see for yourself. But I can guarantee you’ll agree with me once you’ve tried it.
Well, I hope I’ve shown you the truth about gob stoppers, not from the angle of a health expert, but from a girl every bit as enthusiastic and expectant as you.