From bud, Age 12 - 11/13/00 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
my mom and dad are really fat. they eat a lot more than i do. it is kind of gross. How do i get my mom to do healthy food?
Reply from Robby, Age 13 - 06/24/01 
Now for me it's the very oppisite. My parents are skinny and I'm fat. They try to get me to loose weight.
Reply from Melly, Age 11 - 12/03/00 
My mommy is totally obese (that means fat) and I was cross so I helped her lose weight. She really wanted to get thin and shes so gorgus no she weighss 6 stone 2!!!!!!!!
Reply from amy, Age 17 - 11/25/00 
Hi -I don't know how hard this must be for you! I do know that the decision to lose weight must be for ones self. If you do it for someone else it does not always happen or the weight may not stay off. Definatly tell your parents how you feel, but remember; you can not do it for them. One thing you can do that might help is to set an example. Maybe go to the grocery store with Mom and pick out fruits and veggies. Tell her you want an apple in you lunch instead of something like a candy bar. Make suggestion for dinner. Don't go for seconds when you are already full. You don't have to follow in their foot steps, and good for you for caring.
Reply from Ariel, Age 14 - 11/13/00 
First of all, it'd be helpful if you had a good relationship with your parents. Tell them how much you love them, and that you're worried about their weight. Find facts about being overweight and what it can do to your body if you don't do something about it that might surprise them. Tell them you'll support them in making an effort to lose some weight. Offer to take walks with them every day. If you can, cook supper for them and show them what a healthy meal looks like. Get them involved in some other exercise besides walking, like lifting weights. Just remember to be very supportive of them. One tip is to drink a lot of water. It fills you up, so you're not hungry anymore. My mom and I take walks together, and it feels so good when your pants begin to get loose, because you know you're on your way to a healthier life. My mom and I also have this little rule: we eat a candy bar every Saturday, and that's it. If after all this your parents still don't want to even try, there's still prayer. I'll be praying for you and your parents. :) God Bless!!!