From janet, Child's Age 13 - 03/08/12 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
My 13yr old daughter has been gaining weight over last 12 mths and was very inactive. Over last 12 mths we have been motivating her and begrudingly does a weekly bike ride joined local fitzone gym where she goes once a week and also goes swimming once a week too. I have started cooking meals at home limiting choclate and crisps to a minimum, she does not drink fizzy drinks only water or tea but she does not seem to be losing any weight at all even with this increased activity, how can I help her more to lose the weight as she finds it embarassing at school in pe?
Reply from Ashlie - 03/16/12  - IP#:
You didn't mention if she was seen by her doctor to check any medical conditions such as thyroid or diabetes issues. That might be a good idea. The doctor could also recommend a healthy diet and food amounts and other ideas for weight loss. It's great that you are encouraging her and supportive as well as persistent and motivating. Being a good role model also helps. She might also find support in the teens bulletin board and chat room on this site where other teens with the same issues help and support each other.