Among the many transformations in Juliana on the low carb eating plan, one of the most amazing to me is that she is now voluntarily organizing and playing in soccer games at school during recess. I have been trying to get her to do that for years, because, like most schools these days, she doesn’t have a lot of PE time. The only way she can get in some movement during the day is to move at recess.
I didn’t push her to start playing soccer during recess. On the contrary. A few weeks ago she asked me to buy her a soccer ball to keep in her locker at school so she could play, since the school soccer balls are always getting lost.
As I explain here, she wasn’t getting fat because she was lazy and tired; she was lazy and tired because she was getting fat. Now that process is reversed. She’s full of energy because she’s getting thin, and all that stored energy is available to play soccer, every day.