From Rachel, Child's Age 13 - 08/12/17 - IP#: 198.229.215.xxx Click here to reply
My child, Natalie, has always been big, but now she is way too big. A few years ago, in 2015, she weighed about 220, which wasn't bad. When the next school year ended all summer long she sat around eating constantly. She woke up and ate a box of frozen waffles and some bacon. She constantly ate Oreos or Twinkies in between breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. She made a few frozen pizzas for herself and her little sister for lunch, which wasn't bad because it was only cheese pizza. Every dinner when I got home from work we had pasta and she always went and had 3 or 4 bowls. In 2016 at her physical I couldn't believe it when the doctor told me she weighed 340 pounds because she wasn't eating as much at most fat people do. I made her lunches all this year. A few peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, a few beef sticks and couple zebra cakes. Yesterday, we went to get her school physical for 8th grade and we found out she was 435 pounds. We've decided to cut back on the waffles, all she has been doing was taking snacks into her room and sitting on her bed, which can barely hold her. I told her she can't gain so much anymore, what should I do?
Reply from Lila - 09/03/17 - IP#: 81.154.140.xxx For Starters, you should definitely stop giving her Zebra cakes, those have 330 calories EACH! I think it's best to stop buying snacks and junk food altogether. And start looking at the calories that things contain, sometimes knowing the amount of kcals in something is enough to put you right off.
Reply from Matthew, Child's Age 13 - 08/17/17 - IP#: 71.132.204.xxx Hey there, I can see you are concerned which is so nice, but children don't like to talk to their parents especially about weight stuff, so maybe if she does want to lose weight she could post on the teen board or go into the chatroom sometime and talk with other people her age about it, that could help.