From Janna, Child's Age 15 - 10/02/13 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Please help me, I need advice. My 15 year old daughter used to be fit - a good size. Now she's growing by the day (and I don't mean taller). She's carrying the extra weight around her middle and in her face. She also thinks she can still wear all the same clothes she did before, and needless to say they are not flattering or appropriate. I don't want to cause an eating disorder or anymore tension than already exists. I, too, am overweight, and I don't want her to battle this for the rest of her life. She has very bad eating habits and refuses to change. She also thinks her friends are "way bigger" than she is. She doesn't see it.
Reply from Ruth, Child's Age 13 - 10/10/13  - IP#:
I took my daughter to her pediatrician for the same reason. She prescribed a youtube video called, "Sugar: The Bitter Truth." It is 90 minutes long, but worth it. (I am very busy, and it took me two weeks before I made time to sit down and watch it). My entire view of my daughter's problem has changed completely. You MUST watch it. Dr. Lustig was giving a lecture at a university, and WOW. He is amazing.