From juliet, Child's Age 12 - 11/20/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
i felt the need to update you all on my doctors appointment we were told there was nothing she could do for my daughter until she was an obese adult and then suggested she cut back on her food again i explained we had already done this and i was reluctant to cut back any more until we had seen a dietician who could insure i was not putting her health at risk by underfeeding her which i feel i would do if i cut back anymore.she then informed me there was no childrens dietician in our area so basically said sorry i cant help you bring her back when shes an adult who is very obese
Reply from tom, Child's Age 16 - 11/26/03  - IP#:
if there's nothing wrong with her and it's still not working no matter what you do then no, it's not enough either that or maybe she's eating food behind your back. i could be wrong about what your daughter is doing and why it isn't working but if you're haveing an actual calorie deficit then she should be losing weight...

Reply from juliet, Child's Age 12 - 11/25/03  - IP#:
to tom in reply i have cut right back on carbs and bear in mind my daughter is not a fussy eater so she has at least 3 portions of veg a day and at least 2 portions of fruit the only things i allow her to snack for excersize she skips with me for 20 mins and goes swimming 3 times a week and this does not include the excersize she gets whilst out with her friends every night for 3 and a half hours is this not enough?

Reply from Tom, Child's Age 16 - 11/25/03  - IP#:
then maybe you should look at how much she exersizes rather then her diet and make sure that she's eating more veggetables and protiens.

Reply from Joseph, Child's Age 19 - 11/22/03  - IP#:
It depends on your insurence. I understand you are not from the states, so it might be different in England. You may have to pay out of pocket, but for your childs health and sanity, do it! Also, did the doctor mention anything about puberty? I know most children gain and gain and gain during it. Sounds like your doctor isnt telling you much about anything. Go to a nutritionist, ask them. good luck and please post follow ups!

Reply from juliet, Child's Age 12 - 11/21/03  - IP#:
thank you for replying chrystal its nice to know you are not on your own. do i have to be referred by a doctor . once again thanks for replying

Reply from crystal, Child's Age 5 - 11/21/03  - IP#:
I also have an overweight daughter. My doctor referred me to a nutritionist who gave my daughter a sensible diet based on the food pyramid. The only difference between my daughters diet and the actual food pyramid is that she doesn't have to eat as many servings a day of each food group as the pyramid says you should. The thing that worked for her was portion control. I was feeding my daughter the right things, just too much of them. When I finally got a look at the amounts of food she should have been eating all along, I was quite shocked. MOst doctors are unhelpful with overweight kids and I believe that it is because their bodies are growing so rapidly right now that the medical profession just isn't sure what is good for a kid and what isn't.
Please see a nutritionist. You won't be sorry.