I gave up dieting for my kids. Here's why

I came of age in a house of fat-free cookies, Weight Watchers' meetings and Denise Austin's eight-minute abs. There was plenty of pasta and ice cream but also a focus on being skinny. In the decades since, I've counted points, intermittently fasted and completed fitness challenges to make my body smaller.

I gave up dieting for my kids. Here's why
I came of age in a house of fat-free cookies, Weight Watchers' meetings and Denise Austin's eight-minute abs. There was plenty of pasta and ice cream but also a focus on being skinny. In the decades since, I've counted points, intermittently fasted and completed fitness challenges to make my body smaller.