Never give up trying....!
Do you sit with the family while they eat their meals if you are on VLCD? My boys are 2.5 and we have always made an effort to all sit at the table at least twice a day for meals, so they get good habits. At the moment i can't bear to sit and watch them all eating. I wonder if they notice i am not there and think it odd, or would it be odder if i sat at the table, but didn't eat anything?