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From Dirk, Child's Age 20 - 03/16/16 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My son is 20 years old and very overweight - around 140 kgs - 6 feet. He doesn't eat a lot - his friends that are skinny eat twice as much. I am sure it is a medical issue - something to do with insulin tolerance! Anybody with a success story to help me? Thanks
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From Kirsty, Child's Age 16 - 03/12/16 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My son is 16years old and I am worried that his weight is gaining dramatically! He has an obsession with his ps4 and I am struggling to take him away from it. The only time he leaves it is to go to college, which until now I have struggled to get him to go. I am thankful that he goes now and is trying so hard for a place next year but it is only 2 and a half days of the week, so for the rest he confinds himself to his room. When he recieves his college money he buys alot of junk food, when I try to take anything away from him (i.e. internet,or the junk food)or speak to him about it he will go to his father and stay as he will not be hassled by anyone and left to it. This would be an easy option to allow him to go, but I am worried about his health. I honestly don't know what to do!
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From Deb, Child's Age 11 - 03/07/16 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Any other parents surprised their child is obese? My daughter is obese, my 2 boys are normal weight. She's 98%, or 28.5 and is 11 years old. We follow all of the normal healthy guidelines. We cook almost all meals. Few refined sugars. Exercise. Sleep. Low Stress. I lost 10 lbs 3 years ago and have kept it off (actually takes a lot of vigilance even to keep off 10lbs) so we don't have junk food at home. Anybody similarly surprised their child is heavy? Also has anybody noticed having a child, even as a breastfed newborn, that put on weight remarkably fast? Thanks.
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From John, Child's Age 14 - 03/02/16 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My son has been gaining weight since about 4 years ago. He now weighs 70kg and is 160 cm. He has fat rolls and a muffin top, and his fitness level is awful. His gut wobbles when he walks. Does he sound overweight or is it just puppy fat?
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From Leanne, Child's Age 16 - 02/17/16 - IP#: Click here to reply  
I have a very fat daughter who just continues to gain out of control. She is constantly getting bigger and I don't know how to stop it. I've tried everything. Does anyone have any stories I can tell to scare her into weight loss?
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From Bryan, Child's Age 15 - 02/07/16 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hi All
I have 2 twin sons, Kevin and Anthony, who are both roughly 215-220 pounds (rough estimation-wouldn't be suprised if it was more), and 5'9. For the past year, they lived with their mother across the country and I have not been able to see them. The last time I saw them was in December '13 and they were 5'8 and around 145-150 pounds. I was suprised that they grew so much in that short amount of time, and honestly do not know how to approach this subject now that they live with me full time.
Over the past 2 or so months that they have been with me, I did take note of their eating habits and they do eat a lot, but not an abnormal amount (growing teen boys do eat a lot of food haha). They are both relatively athletic, they were soccer goalies back out in Washington, and their weight does not seem to have much of a physical affect on their bodies that I know of. However, the... (view more)

From Lora, Child's Age 7 - 01/15/16 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My son has been gaining weight steadily for the past few years but also growing taller. But he is still too big, weighing around 85lbs. I know his struggle,I went through it as well at his age. Every doctor's visit just watching the scales tip, referrals to nutritionists and feeling very badly about myself enough to binge eat, hide food wrappers, even making up lies as to why the WHOLE pizza is gone.... And my poor son is packing on the pounds just like I did. As a family, we only drink water, lots of vegetables and fruits and we walk as much as possible. He wants to play more sports but he isn't very athletic. I am lost on how to help him. My highest weight was 286 when I was 17. The only thing that helped me lose over 100 lbs. was by interval fasting but of course I would Never make anyone, especially my child, to do something like that. Any suggestions?
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From Emily, Child's Age 15 - 01/13/16 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My son had his yearly checkup the other day and in the last year he has gained nearly 70 lbs and only an inch in height bringing him to 240 lbs and 5'4 tall. It was shocking for me because he hides it well. He won't let me see him shirtless and he wears underarmor underneath baggy t-shirts to disguise his size. He's always been on the bigger side, but such a large weight gain in a year scares me. I'm convinced that it is his job at Dairy Queen that is causing it. He's been working there for about a year at weekends and all the time when school's out in the summer. I don't want him getting any heavier and have started looking at changes we can make at home to reduce his weight, but what I'm wondering is: Should I make him quit his job? He loves working there and he loves having money to be independent, but I'm worried that it is the cause of his obesity. Help please.
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From Lisa, Child's Age 10 - 12/03/15 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hello. My daughter is on the autism spectrum. She is high functioning, but extremely irritable, and is taking medication. First we had her on Risperdol, which has a known side effect of increased appetite. At the time, we didn't worry about her weight because she was tiny, and we were more concerned with her throwing chairs at people than we were about side effects. She was on this for approximately one year (it worked very well for irritability) before she gained so much weight we had to stop. We switched her to another medication without the side effect of increased appetite. She has been on the new med for about 2 years, however, the "habit" and appetite is still there, and it has been extremely hard to break. She is now 124 lbs, and only 4'8" tall at age 10. Her BMI is around 26, which puts her in the 95th percentile for weight, and "obese" category. She continues to say... (view more)
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From Caroline, Child's Age 9 - 11/11/15 - IP#: Click here to reply  
I am not the parent of an obese child however I am very worried about my sister in law she is 9 she weighs 250 and her mom doesn't seem to really care. Her mom just giggles when she eats a whole cake or a large plate of summer sausage and cheese. All of the children in the family are large including my husband who has reached 400 pounds. I just don't want my sister in law to struggle with her weight and she is bigger than the other kids in the family at her age. I don't know what to do or if it's even my business. Any ideas
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From Souzan, Child's Age 17 - 10/28/15 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My son is 17 and weights just over 275lbs and is 5'9". I can relate because by the age of 19 I weighed 320lbs. I knew that it was going to increase so I had gastric bypass surgery and now weigh between 170-180lbs. He refuses to do anything and at this rate he'll be 400lbs or more in the next year. He has 3 younger siblings that I buy snacks for and I feel sorry for my son so he sneaks food when I go to bed. I don't know what to do anymore. Any advise would be greatly appreciated
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From Josephine, Child's Age 11 - 10/25/15 - IP#: Click here to reply  
How can I tell if my children have a weight problem or if it's just baby fat? I'm a little concerned by comments a friend of mine made this weekend around their weights.
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From Marcus, Child's Age 16 - 09/27/15 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My 16 year old son is roughly 5'11 and about 250 pounds. Due to a death in the family (earlier this month), he has been depressed, which is totally explainable. However, he appears to have put on at least 5-10 pounds, which leads me to believe that he is binging on food when his siblings and I are not home. Based on the fast food wrappers in my garbage can, I assume that he is stopping at some fast food establishment on the way home, and also due to the fact that I pick up the others from sports, work etc after school, I have reason to believe that it is him (have 3 other sons).
He has gained weight rapidly in the recent past, but it leveled off during the summer. Does anyone have any advice on how I should bring this up to him and eventually get him to stop? I understand where it comes from, but I have expressed to him many options of coping with loss, but weirdly he seems to be... (view more)

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From Cynthia, Child's Age 11 - 09/24/15 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My daughter is obese. She's only 11 was weighs 208 pounds. She does love to eat and she sneaks food, but she's trying a thing kind of like dieting, no school store food, no soda regularly (she likes having a soda after school) and she binge eats after school. She loves to swim, play catch with the football, and 4 square.

From Helena, Child's Age 9 - 09/18/15 - IP#: Click here to reply  
I am just curious if any other parents have experienced this -
My daughter is very overweight but it doesn't seem to bother her in the least. No one at school has said anything and it's almost as if she doesn't realize her stomach sticks out. Sometimes when we're at the grocery store I will see her and her bare fat belly is just bulging out and I have have to pull her shirt down.
I see this in today's teens as well at the mall, you will see them walking around with bare midriffs and the flab is just hanging over and it doesn't bother them. What is happening to this country??
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