This is a recent photo of my daughter, Rima, which I used in this morning's post on AlmostFit (18 perfect excuses to avoid buying good food). She just turned one, and even if you can't tell from this shot, she LOVES cupcakes. However, it turns out that she needs to be eating a few more of them.
On a recent visit to the pediatrician for a checkup, we found out that her weight has dropped fairly significantly on the development curve - It wasn't entirely a shock since she really is tiny, but at the same time we were surprised that it had dropped that much. The Pediatrician wasn't terribly alarmed, but she was taking it seriously. Her advice was to bulk the baby up with some high calorie foods, see how that goes, and check back in a month or so to make sure things look fine.
The irony of course, is that her dad, er, ME, is busily trying to do the opposite for himself - cut those calories by eating better, and less of those things. So its a bit tricky to navigate the house when there are boxes of cupcakes to be foraged.
Alas, I am surviving and dropping the pounds slowly, and the baby is apparently tacking on the calories to her calorie count that I'm foregoing, so it is seemingly quite symbiotic.
So, my new diet plan is this: If you need to lose weight, and you have a baby, the baby gets the calories. It reminds me of that commercial for Twix: "Two for me - none for you!" - but in reverse. Sort of.