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Old 11-01-2007, 02:08 PM   #21
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They have never met a yogurt they did not like, but like the "plain" one best (go figure)...

ah yes, then you must have some organically hyper kids

Yes, I would have to agree... About 2 yrs ago (my older one is now 4), I thought her "energy rush" may be due to food sensitivity... so we dropped out all of the possible culprits from her diet... and... no change. It is as though she gets a "sugar rush" from breathing the air... she is on the run with a smile on her face 15+ hours a day... never stops, never slows down. (Great quality when you're running through an overseas airport in the middle of night, not so great when you have to deal with her day in and day out.)
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Speaking as a "former" diabetic

Bananas pack a sugar wallop. They also have lots of potassium which affects how insulin is utilized. I'm not sure of the mechanism but in my experience, bananas send the blood sugar soaring and then the poor pancreas tries to catch up and...

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No, there's no "sugar high" -- kids are not hyper after eating a lot of sugar. It's been thoroughly debunked by studies, and we've discussed it before on this forum. A kid may be hyper after the long-awaited Halloween arrives, he gets to go trick or treating with his Dad, wear a costume and get free candy, but it's not the sugar. This myth will never die.

Don't make me stop this car and get references, 'cause I'll do it. If you guys don't settle down right now, I'm going to turn around and we'll go right home.

Also, the guy who started the Bigfoot hoax confessed, yet we still have a Bigfoot museum around here, and people still hunt for Bigfoot.

The guys who made the very first crop circles confessed and showed how they did it, but there are still millions of crop circle spaceship believers.
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T-Al, why don't we drop off our little ones at your place and you can experiment with them for the day?
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T-Al, why don't we drop off our little ones at your place and you can experiment with them for the day?
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I second the statement about artificial colorings. In addition to the fact that processed foods are mostly just junk and fill you up without providing any nutrition, some kids are sensitive to artificial colorings. When my mom cut them from our diet in the 80's, my hyper brother calmed down quite a bit. I wouldn't say he became calm, but definitely had more control and focus to his energy.
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The funny thing is when they had their first child they were super cautious about his food now that they have three under the age of four it's bedlam .
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It is as though she gets a "sugar rush" from breathing the air... she is on the run with a smile on her face 15+ hours a day... never stops, never slows down. (Great quality when you're running through an overseas airport in the middle of night, not so great when you have to deal with her day in and day out.)
We have one of those, and her first three years were worse than any sea-duty CDO rotation I've ever had. She didn't start to mostly sleep through the night until she was seven years old. She just turned 15 and it's only been about eight months since her last midwatch roll call. She's her own justification for being a trophy kid.

While I agree that some humans may have a hyper reaction to just about any type of food, I don't think there's a common link between sugar & kids. Ours eats a healthy diet with a zeal that makes her parents look like Homer Simpsons and she still can't turn off her brain at night, but at least these days she doesn't come looking for company.

Now that the hormones are really kicking in we've upgraded her nickname from "tropical storm" to "typhoon".
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T-Al, why don't we drop off our little ones at your place and you can experiment with them for the day?
Eh, he'd just fill them up with two cups of starbucks, give them a free puppy and send them home.

Al, I've seen your research...I still think its dependent on the kid. I drank three root beers watching a game a few weeks ago and I was having the sugar shakes. My wife told me to shut up twice. Thats twice as often as she usually does it.

Besides, i'm waiting for you to swing an arm blindly into the back seat before I quit asking if we're there yet. But STOP TOUCHING ME!!!
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No, there's no "sugar high" -- kids are not hyper after eating a lot of sugar. It's been thoroughly debunked by studies, and we've discussed it before on this forum. A kid may be hyper after the long-awaited Halloween arrives, he gets to go trick or treating with his Dad, wear a costume and get free candy, but it's not the sugar. This myth will never die.

Don't make me stop this car and get references, 'cause I'll do it. If you guys don't settle down right now, I'm going to turn around and we'll go right home.

Also, the guy who started the Bigfoot hoax confessed, yet we still have a Bigfoot museum around here, and people still hunt for Bigfoot.

The guys who made the very first crop circles confessed and showed how they did it, but there are still millions of crop circle spaceship believers.
I've seen/heard those studies too...but the scientific proof in my house belies the data.

The first time my 5 year old had a small spoon of a sundae, she was maybe 18 months or 2 years old. She was in her stroller, her head started shaking back and forth like a crazy girl - it was insane! me and my friends couldn't believe our eyes! ah, but maybe it was the dairy! or the carbs, or the trans fats...whatever!
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I don't have kids, but I (did) get sugar highs followed by near collapse. Consumption of sugar/refined carbs near zero for years.
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You say they have three under the age of four? Is that possible? I think the parent are crazy and it has been passed to the children.
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You say they have three under the age of four? Is that possible? I think the parent are crazy and it has been passed to the children.
One of my co-workers had 4 under 3... two sets of identical twin boys; the 2nd set was, supposedly, not planned.
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We have one of those, and her first three years were worse than any sea-duty CDO rotation I've ever had. She didn't start to mostly sleep through the night until she was seven years old. She just turned 15 and it's only been about eight months since her last midwatch roll call. She's her own justification for being a trophy kid.

While I agree that some humans may have a hyper reaction to just about any type of food, I don't think there's a common link between sugar & kids. Ours eats a healthy diet with a zeal that makes her parents look like Homer Simpsons and she still can't turn off her brain at night, but at least these days she doesn't come looking for company.

Now that the hormones are really kicking in we've upgraded her nickname from "tropical storm" to "typhoon".
Nords - your post managed to give me courage and depress me at the same time... funny in a way
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You say they have three under the age of four? Is that possible? I think the parent are crazy and it has been passed to the children.

A four and a half year old boy ,a two and a half year old boy and a one year old girl .Dad has an insurance business and Mom is now a stay at home before the last child she was a VP .Dad also coaches t ball . They are crazy busy .
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I've got two little crazy 'uns (under age 3). Sugar seemed to have no effect on them after halloween. They were just as crazy, wild, excited, and difficult to put to sleep as always.

(here's my daughter in her "I'm a bag of rice" costume. Yes, her name is Jas mine).
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Justin, she's adorable!!!! What a great photo.
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She's very cute! take after mommy?

That costume is hilarious, she wasn't clamoring for a pre-fab princess outfit?! almost every girl for the past few years is a princess or a fairy, what a back track for the women's movement!
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She's very cute! take after mommy?

That costume is hilarious, she wasn't clamoring for a pre-fab princess outfit?!
She actually went as a tiger. The rice bag idea was mine - it was like a pun and/or inside joke since her name is Jasmine and she eats rice all the time. The other daughter was in fact a princess.
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