How To Help Your Overweight Child

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<ol><li> 1. How To Help Your Overweight ChildThese days, more and more children are overweight or obese. Typically, this is because parents donot encourage healthy habits. If your child has problems with their weight, you will find the followingarticle to be of great assistance.Create a weight loss plan for your child and have them stick to it. Children usually do not know whatto do to lose weight, which is why as a parent, it is up to you to help them. Develop a plan that canhave them effectively lose weight. Include the things they should be eating and what kinds of physicalactivities they should be doing.Do not allow any sweets in your home. Sure, children enjoy sweets like cookies, cakes and candies.But it is these foods that cause obesity in children. Instead of sweets, keep plenty of fruits, vegetablesand whole grain treats on hand. If your child does not enjoy these healthy foods, it is up to you toencourage them to eat them.When it comes to mealtime, cook something healthy. This does not mean that you have to starveyour child. It just means that you should replace greasy, fattening foods with nutritious ones. Forinstance, lets say you sometimes make hamburgers and french fries. You can substitute thehamburger with a grilled chicken cutlet and make a baked potato instead of french fries. Simplechanges really do make a big difference.Set a certain time limit for television and video games. This does not mean you have to take theseluxuries away from your child; just allow them one hour of TV or video games a day. The rest of thetime, encourage your child to go outside and play. Maybe you can even bring them to the park. Oneof the reasons that more children are overweight these days is because they sit around too much.Years ago, when video games and TV did not exist, children were outside playing with their friends;that is why there were not as many obese children. When your child comes home from school andthey have finished their homework, let them go outside.Look into the athletic programs your childs school offers. It may be hard to convince your overweightchild to join an athletic program at school; they may feel embarrassed about their weight and theythink other kids may pick on them. That is why you may have to talk them into it. Tell them that being </li><li> 2. a part of a team is a wonderful experience and that you are proud of them no matter what. Also,rather than just enrolling them in a specific sport, ask them which one they would enjoy participatingin the most.Now you can see there are many things that can be done to help your overweight child. As a parent,it is your responsibility to make your child as healthy as possible. By using the tips this article hasprovided you with, you can make the healthiest choices and get your child healthy.Click here to find out more</li></ol>