From Allison, Child's Age 12 - 05/04/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hi everyone, my daughter who just turned 12 gained alot of weight this past year. at her check last year she weighed in at 194. this year when we went her weight is at 225!! that's 30 lbs. now i'm really starting to worry. her doctors are worryed to. she gave us a book to help us make healthier choices. it shows which cerals are better less suger. so when i went shopping this week i bought cheerios,fat free milk,fruit ,salad stuff. i'm trying to keep it as healthy as i can. we watch the serving sizes to. also now that the weather is warmer we go for walks. but what i need to know is reducing the suger, eating the right serving, and exercising, is that enough? i need to really pay attention now i don't want her to be an overweight and unhappy through her teen years or adulthood. please help! any advice would be appreciated.
Reply from Karren, Child's Age 2 - 06/17/08  - IP#:
That sounds good but get her drinking more water as that helps flush fat also you are meant to have a few glasses everyday anyway.

Reply from Sandy, Child's Age 12 - 06/08/08  - IP#:
Allison, all the things you are doing are right on point and a great start! Don't make too many drastic changes, because she may rebel. So, go with those for now. Make sure your child weighs herself each week. You will see progress. I found the key with my child was for HER to WANT to do something about her eating and weight (she used to sneak a lot of food). So she self-monitors now. If the things you are doing don't work, then perhaps your child is sneaking as well. Best of luck to both of you.

Reply from Maria, Child's Age 5 - 05/19/08  - IP#:
Dear Alison,
My name is Maria, I live a healthy life in Sweden and have no children on my own however i am quite used to taking care of children. I have been watching alot of the programs on tv about children gaining weight lately. After the shows I always feel that I would love to help. Now I am not a doctor nor educated in nutrition facts however I do have a good general knowledge about food and healthy living. I would like to offer my help, would you be interested? Please contact me on the following e-mail if you are: