She said, “I’m not above bribing, but for me, it’s more about time with the iPad or just allowing them a little bit of luxury items like that. The one thing I don’t do is, I don’t play games with food. It’s really important to me that desserts and sweets are not something I want to put on a pedestal [as] a reward. So, TV time or a special movie — those are the treats I think are fun to make allowances for.”
Sweeney admits it’s “very hard for a controlling person” to keep track of everything her kids eat.
“I don’t feel like a Nazi about it. We’re eating healthy things and they’re enjoying for the most part the food they eat, so when they go to a birthday party and there’s pizza and cake, I don’t sweat it that much.”
The Days Of Our Lives actress has struggled with her own weight in the past.
In a past interview with Good Housekeeping – she said – “I would just complain about my weight and then go and eat a pint of ice cream. And I had tried everything — the shakes, the cabbage-soup diet. I did a cleanse one time, too.”
She admitted, “I was definitely one of those people who fell for the fat-free cookies and chips and stuff that are loaded with sugar and calories. I didn’t understand portions. I thought a bowlful of pasta with a couple of pieces of broccoli on it was good for you.”