From nikki, Child's Age 13 - 05/20/12 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
my daughter used to be chubby but then she started to loose weight. Now she is starting to gain even more than before. She weighs more than me and she even weighs more than her dad. After 2 years of gaining she gianed 245 pounds. Right now she weighs 398 pounds. She keeps complaining about her weight but she won't stick to a diet and reefuses to exercise or anything. All she does is eat and watch t.v. I don't know what to do with her. She keeps gaining and for dinner last night she ate half a pizza pie, a whole family size baked ziti and 2 penne alla vodka. for dessert she had half a cake and then when she got home she was still hungry so she ate 2 big bowls of cereal. Then when she went to bed she had to put on her pj and they ripped as she bent down to pink up her laptop. I really need help
Reply from joe, Child's Age 13 - 06/11/12  - IP#:
I'm sorry, but I have to agree with Annie. A kid gaining 245 pounds in two years and eating such massive amounts in one evening? Unless the girl has Praeder-Willi syndrome (spelling?), the story sounds unreal.
Reply from rachel, Child's Age 9 - 06/10/12  - IP#:
she could have a candida infection. go to they have a test there that can help you find out. its as easy as spitting, literaly. take a glass of water first thing in the morning and before she does anything, have her spit in the cup. if it floats and things come off the spit, it candida then there is a regimine that needs to be done. it will help her with weight and sugar cravings.
Reply from Jamie, Child's Age 9 - 06/07/12  - IP#:
Sorry, my child's age is 9, not 38 as it states in the previous reply. Lol
Reply from Jamie, Child's Age 9 - 06/07/12  - IP#:
It might be difficult but you as her mother need to say, "No!". Put a lock on your fridge and your cupboards. You may not want to but it seems you have no choice in order to save your daughter's life. Have you taken your daughter into talk with someone? She may have been abused and needs to let someone know, someone who isn't biased or who she doesn't know. More often than not, ALL people use food as a crutch; as a silent friend to help them feel better, even if it is only for that moment. It's hard for someone to diet and exercise. most people can't just say one day, "hey! I'm obese! I'm going jogging and eating salads starting right this minute!". People have to make life-style changes and most need to transition slowly. Also, with the amount of sweets and massive amounts of carbs your daughter is eating, she is addicted to them. She will go through withdrawls if she stops cold-turkey... her body will hate her and try to make her grab for them. She will be extremely irritable and probably lash out at people. This can last for weeks. If she does decide to get rid of this addiction, you will have to be her rock AND understand that how she may treat you or what she may say to you is because of what her system is purging - nothing personal so don't punish her. Exercise - if she weighs 400 lbs., walking down to the end of the block the first week should suffice. Try around the block the week after that. It has to be gradual or she'll injure herself. Tell her you love her. Give her hugs. Tell her how beautiful she is. Let her know you know how intelligent she is and what a wonderful person she's becoming. Help build her self-esteem. When it comes to TV, turn it off! Tell her to go outside for some reason and YOU go outside with her! After some weight is lost, let her know you've noticed and be gentle with her emotions. Go bicycle shopping as a reward when a certain mile stone is reached =) I'm praying for you and your daughter
Reply from Annie, Child's Age 16 - 05/22/12  - IP#:
If your daughter really is only 13, who paid for all the food she ate last night? It must have been you, as the parent. Why not just say "No" to her? Frankly, though, this whole post sounds like fiction.