A 2 Year Old That Takes Supplements

Sometimes our diet needs supplementation so that we can lead a healthy lifestyle, and here are the ones that my two-year-old consumes on the regular.

Just kidding!

He doesn’t need supplementation, nor would I recommend that you start giving your kids supplements, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t ask for and drink some of mine from time to time.

And for the record…

I would NOT do this with just any ol’ supplements.

If you have kids, they’ve probably seen you drink your protein shakes, your BCAAs, and your superfoods. They are constantly watching, and remember, they want to be just like you. You know you a supplement like BCAAs, such as these 6 reasons, but your kids don’t need them yet.

As you probably know, I have two young kids, and my two-year-old son wants to do everything I do, and that includes eating the things I eat and taking the supplements that I take.

Now, I keep my supplement stack like my circle of friends, very small. I am very careful with the things I put in my body, not just because my kids are watching (although they are a big motivation), but because my body deserves the very best.

The best food and the best supplements, there is no compromise.

And because there was nothing on the market that met my needs I created my own line. Nothing, I mean nothing, both tasted good and was clean enough for me.

Either it tasted great (usually full of added sugar and chemicals), or it was clean and tasted bland, like chalk or cardboard. As you may know, these are supplements you buy but cannot take for very long because you can never get used to the crappy aftertaste.

But, back to my kids…

Kids are by far the hardest to please when it comes to taste. So if you can please a two-year-old, you’re doing alright, but the trick is making it clean enough for a 2-year-old body.

And well, we nailed it!

Of course, you’re talking about almost two years of back and forth with the formulation experts and scientists, but we nailed it nonetheless.

Now I am certainly not saying your toddler needs BCAAs and protein shakes, however, wouldn’t it feel reassuring to know when they ask for a sip (because they always do) you can confidently say yes without even thinking twice?

Carmello gets all of his nutrition from the whole foods we feed him. We have installed some extremely good eating habits from day one. My kids eat what we eat.

THE ABSOLUTE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN LIFE

I think we can all agree that there is nothing more important than the health and happiness of our kids, but the truth is, it starts with the health and happiness of you.

Here’s why…

If you have young children, you know they want to be just like you, and everything you do, they want to do t0o. This is how they learn, by modeling our behavior. I know, because my son is like a little mini-me, and he has to do everything I do, eat everything I eat.

This is another reason why it is so important for me to model healthy eating to my children. I want my kids to grow up knowing what foods they should eat and what they shouldn’t. They won’t have to struggle with eating healthy and developing healthy habits because this will already be instilled in them as they grow.

And, when it comes to supplements I want the same to be true. This way, when they are adults, they know that there is a BIG difference between all-natural supplements and the garbage out there.

Because my supplements are so clean and so natural, I am not against letting my kids take a sip (ok Mello drinks more than just a sip) because they are my formulations and are free of chemicals, artificial, and even sucralose, which is in everything these days.

Not to go off on a tangent, but sucralose is terrible for you and certainly doesn’t belong in anything your kids consume.

So then the question becomes…

Doesn’t it make sense to use the same caution and care with your body as you do your kids? I mean, isn’t the goal for you to be around as long as possible so you can teach and care for them?

You see more often than not we only value our health once we begin to lose it, then it’s too late. The quality of your supplements is just as important as the food you eat.

There is no compromise on health, at least that’s the way we live. We lead by example and hope you’ll join us in our quest for next-level-living.

PROTEIN SHAKES & CAKES

Ok so we don’t eat a lot of cake (very rare occasion), but we do have our sweets (substitutes like brownies from my book “The Sweet Potato Diet”), and we certainly do lots of smoothies. Here’s one of my all-time favorite meal replacement recipes and it’s to die for!

Whenever I make a protein smoothie, my kids always seem to be right there. It’s almost a guarantee that as the blender winds down, I’ll see Carmello and/or Carina with a smile and I can’t help but grin.

I know what’s coming next (haha!), it never fails.

“Dada, can I have some?”

And then…

“No, I want my own.”

Ok Mello, yes you can.

I could never do that before creating my own line.

Now I do it with confidence.

If you’re like me, then you also want the best for your body, and of course for your family. You should aim to find a line so clean and so natural that if your kids wanted some, you could give them a glass without worry.

While I don’t think you should get your kids hooked on supplements, I do encourage all parents to set good examples for their children. Mom, dad… your kids are watching your every move, they want to be just like you.

I invite all parents to start teaching their kids from an early age, the difference between healthy food and unhealthy food. And it starts with leadership.

Be the example, and lead by it.

Here’s a tip:

Do your best and nothing less.

Because if you do your best, no one can say a word.

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