Bonus Blog: Kids Fat, Your Fault!
Monday, December 01, 2014
The Globe and Mail has a provocative article rooted in epigenetics on the relationship between obesity during puberty and the "almost inevitable" obesity of kids born (even much later) to mothers who were themselves obese during puberty.
Epigenetics -- the science that tells us certain genes get "turned on" by environmental factors. Such as pre-maternal obesity during puberty.
Oh my. Something else to feel guilty about, mums. Something else to blame our own mothers for too.
As if obesity isn't complicated.
My own DD has very successfully taken responsibility for her metabolism: thank goodness. With healthy veganism and daily workouts and yoga. Carrying herself with pride and dignity, looking the picture of vitality from the inside out.
And I'm taking responsibility for dealing with my two "up pounds" myself. Me. Not pointing the finger at my own mother, long since departed.
Yeah. Because no matter who caused that difficult metabolism -- it's my issue to deal with. Now. Simple? Sure. Not easy though. And blaming doesn't help.