Need advice

Amanda - posted on 10/21/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )




My kids are overweight. Please no parent shaming I am looking for real advice not a bash fest. My girls are 8 and 3. My oldest is almost five feet tall and 170 lbs. My youngest is 3 abd a half feet tall and 39 lbs. My oldest does karate three days a week, girl scouts, on saturdays we go to the park and do three mile hikes thru the woods- iron hill park in delaware if anyone wants to look it up- my youngest hikes as well. Then for hiking they get three hours at the playground. When we are home the girls are outside running around with the neighborhood kids- kickball soccer and tag for my oldest and the little one runs around with the other toddlers. I am a full time college student. My husband is a long distance truck driver. The only snack foods I keep in the home are animal crackers abd popcorn. I shop at bj's to save money. I do buy ravolis in can for toddler lunches but also cups of fruit, applesauce, yogurt, healthy cereal, dinners are meat starch and frozen veg. I portion control according to "myplate" guidelines. In december my girls were 8yrold- 130lbs and youngest 35lbs. Now five lbs in almost a year for a toddler isn't crazy but 40 lbs for my oldest is. She eats breakfast and lunch at school during school year. I took her to doctors today abd she tells me thaylt my kids are morbidly obese and I'm killing them. I try so hard to be a good mom- I practice attachment parenting and I'm a social work major. Please someobe tell me what else I can do to help my kids?!?!


Sarah - posted on 10/21/2015




Look at both fat content and carb content when picking food. For breakfast 2 to 3 carbs. Then a snack half way between breakfast and lunch of 2 carbs...make sure you also watch your fat intake. Lunch is 3 to 4 carbs. Then another snack of 2 carbs between meals. Supper is 3 to 4 carbs. And then 2 hrs after supper 2 carb snack. Do NOT eat/snack on top of that. Then look at how many carbs are on what. Most of use eat way to many carbs in a sitting. Fruit is also a carb. A small banana is 2 carbs.

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