son addicted to lays maagi... etc..

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my son is now 5 years old. he is very much addicted to lays chips, maagi etc. i tried, but getting fights only. how to change his food habits.

i think i was too late and made mistake in his food practice, but need to change now.

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Hi @malaanand


First of all, you may please prepare many varieties of chips, other snacks at home and make it as a regular practice for his snack time.

During the snack time or for the time pass, you can prepare the sundals with various grains and sprouted items, salads etc.

Along with this, you can give one or two pieces of the above said snack.

You can guide him that, if he is eating those healthy sundal first , then the snack will be given.

you can also prepare the sweet urundais like kadalai urundai, pottukadalai urundai, ellu urundai, porulvilanga urundai etc. for the snacks.

For each and every items of the above, you can tell the nutritious value of them.

During this time itself, you can tell the fried snack item is not at all healthy but you are giving it in a lesser quantity just for the taste

After this tell him that eating lays and maggi is very harmful to health and may lead to stomach pain or whatever, when he happens to suffer from that ailment.

You can prepare the Idiayappam which will look similar to the maggi . You can spread some cooked vegetables over this.

You can tell him that you and the other family members are very healthy only because, you did not eat these maggi and lays.

You can tell that he may not grow tall or will not have any strength to play, study if he is eating lots of lays and maggi.

Even if he is very adamant, then you can follow the below suggestion

You can put some rubber ant or any other insect made of rubber and add it in the cover of lays and in the maggi.

After he starts eating this, you can get the cover from him and see whether everything is OK and during this time, you can add the rubber insect without his knowledge.

You can pretend that it is a real insect.

This will create a hatred towards those products.


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