Are Mothers Passing On Unhealthy Eating Habits And Toxic Body Standards To Their Kids?
It’s a well-known fact that the Kardashians are health freaks but when it comes to Kourtney Kardashian-Barker, the story goes way beyond that. She has been reported to indulge in and promote fad diets. In fact, last year, she recently did an Ayurvedic cleanse with her husband Travis Baker that was way more than just extreme for our tastes. The couple gave up various food items from their diets including sex, caffeine, alcohol, and sugar but, it was later discovered that all of this was done in an effort to boost the success of IVF so they could have a baby and I guess we could understand that. But a new debate about her attitude towards food has sparked recently.
Kourtney Kardashian’s ‘No French Fries’ Rule For Her Son
Kourtney Kardashian made headlines recently for setting up an extreme body and dietary standard for her son that might actually cause them to have an unhealthy relationship with food as they grow up. In her latest interview, Kourtney was promoting her new line of vitamins and supplements, Lemme, and expressed how proud she was of the fact that her eldest son, Mason Disick called a person bad because they let him have Cheetos. I mean, hearing that from a 12-year-old hardly seems to be a ground for applause, doesn’t it?
She also admitted that she has set different eating standards for her children, Mason, Penelope (10), and Reign (7). She exclaimed, “When I was a kid, It was the ’80s! We had really unhealthy food in our house Everyone ate chips and Lunchables and animal cookies that were pink and white with sprinkles. My kids are raised differently.”
She also looked back on an incident where Mason asked her for McDonald’s french fries, “Today I was having my one-on-one time with my son [Mason] and he said, ‘Mom, I need McDonald’s french fries today, please. It’s been a year since I’ve had it.’ I was like, Today’s not the day, sorry!” I don’t have kids yet, but I don’t think I would limit what they eat when they’re feeling low. Or teach them to shame people or call them “bad” for allowing them a cheat meal. It isn’t a healthy standard for children. Alas, she isn’t alone.
Can Mothers Be Responsible For Their Children’s Messed Up Eating Habits And Unhealthy Body Standards?
The world is too obsessed with beauty standards to let them go. In fact, the compulsive need to look great for the camera has many women following crash diets. Naturally, when women with untreated body image issues become mothers, their mindset does have an effect on their children, They end up teaching their children these toxic eating habits, leaving them to deal with body issues and eating disorders for the rest of their lives.
People keep on following toxic celebrities and their body and eating standards just keep getting worse. This isn’t the first time the Kardashians have promoted toxic diet culture. It happened with Kim Kardashian recently as she dieted profusely to fit into Marilyn Monroe’s dress and her daughter was seen supporting her crash dieting.
I have seen my mother do this every day. She follows the worse crash diets and criticises what my sister and I choose to eat and wear. She has been doing that for ages and the end result? She isn’t happy with her own body, and now she has raised one daughter with awful self-esteem based on an eating disorder and another with body dysmorphia.
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Ours isn’t the only story that has ended this way. This seems to have turned into a trend recently and it really needs to change. It’s about time we take the necessary moves needed to ensure that the toxic diet culture laced with terrible fatphobia, is met with strict and stringent counter-measures.
We need to make this happen if not for us then, for the sake of the generations to come. Sounds like a good plan, huh?