I have a 3 years and 8 months daughter who has full appetite and is geting overweight, I don't know what to do with her?

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FoxyMom - posted on 01/09/2013

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it will take a lifestyle change on your part. She can't cook her self so you are in control of what she eats. You can find healthy ways to cook some of her fav foods, whole wheat spaghetti instead of regular, bake the potatos (you can use a little olive oil and they still be chrisp, pay attention to the oil you use and in most cases you can use turkey instead of beef and she won't know the difference. Don't be afraid to use spices and herbs in place of salt and sugar to flavor food. Change her diet a little at a time but remember she won't starve. At my house we operate that you can't say you don't like something unless you try it and then you have to take 3 bites. If she don't like something one time, don't give up. Wait a bit and offer it to her again. Kids taste changes with age. The main part is to stick to it and don't give in.

Michelle - posted on 01/09/2013

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Stop with the unhealthy foods and start giving her fresh vegetables and lean meats. She'll eat what you give her so don't blame her for being overweight.

If you don't have the junk food in the house or cook the bad foods then she has no choice but to eat what you do have. She won't starve herself but you have to be strong and change the eating habits of the whole family.

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FoxyMom - posted on 01/09/2013

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Sj my son is the same around my ex. I give him what he needs to eat and if he's still Hungary I make him wait a bit. He eats fast so I make him give the food time to hit his stomach. If he's still Hungary then he eats an apple or something. Hi dad eats and eat and is never full and my son is picking up on that bad habit.

S. - posted on 01/09/2013

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Foxymom I like the 3 bite rule I'm going to use that one :)

Maybe look at portion control too a lot of mother get hell bent on trying to fill a child but come to what point. my sister in law "couldnt be filled" at 11 she was eating more then my dad would and now shes 15 shes struggles with weight issues. my middle child had no level and would eat and eat and eat so I watch my mil around her.

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