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From Kay, child's age 14
My daughter Phoebe has gained 55 lbs in the past year. I noticed some weight gain before COVID, but since COVID the increase has become more rapid. Looking back, she was a healthy weight until she was 8, when her BMI started gradually increasing. I managed to get her on the scales yesterday and she weighs 230 lbs. She is only 5'2". I have two other daughters (one older and one younger) who have always been a healthy weight and neither me nor her father are overweight. We did investigate whether there was a medical reason for her weight gain, but everything was ruled out. As I suspected, she eats too much and exercises too little. I can't get her to move and we limit the amount of junk food in the house, but she still overeats on healthy food and it's hard to control, especially now she's a teenager. We try to talk to her about it, but she just tunes us out.