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9 year old with high colesterol?

Noelia - posted on 03/31/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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my son is 9 and half he is 110 lb and 56 in, yesterday his dr call bc his blod test show that his colesterol is very high. Im very worry his a wonderfull boy, I always try to cook healthy meals, but he don't eat it he only wants pizza, chiken nuggets etc and at schools thats his only choice but I don't know what to do, how can I help him anderstend that he need to be on a diet???? I feel horrible as a mom. he always was a big boy (never fat just big) at birth he waighed 9lb 2 oz . my 7 years old he is 105 lb and 53 in

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Tanya - posted on 04/04/2011

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I am so happy for you all! It's ok to have a treat sometimes, but your family and you will appreciate those treats so much more. Did you tell your son the truth about his cholesterol? You'll be so glad you did it in the long run, your family's health is numero uno!

Noelia - posted on 04/04/2011

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tanya we did it!!! all the family is eating healthy and they don't complain any more, and I eliminate all the junk food in our house, thanks

Tanya - posted on 04/01/2011

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I know you can do it! Thanks for not taking offense. I wouldn't put all the blame on yourself. We as moms tend to do that to ourselves. Your hubby has to help too!

Noelia - posted on 04/01/2011

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thanks tanya you are rigth the whole family has to change, yesterday i went to the store and buy healthy choices, I also talk with everyone about the change, hopefully my 4 years old works as example he prefer brocoli instead of junk food. I anderstend that this is my fault, i always has a healthy waight but in the last 2 years we all gain alot of waight bc I was sick and spend more time in hospital instead of home, my housband was the one to cook and he was all his life obese at 13 he waighed 200lb and he love junk food we fight a lot for this bc i gain alot to, and I mean ALOT, my waight was alwasys 140 to 150 and I am 5,6 and now im 205lbs
and you don't sound harsh you are rigth

Tanya - posted on 03/31/2011

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Well, I hate to sound harsh, but you are his mom and you need to set the rules. Send his meals with him to school instead of letting him eat school lunch. At home give him healthy choices but do not cave and give him foods that are not ok for him. Tell him the truth. My daughter is 9 too and we've had very honest and open talks about healthy weight. Unfortunately here in America obesity really is an epidemic. You've got to educate yourself on what is a healthy diet, model healthy eating habits, and get rid of the junk in the house. High cholesteral in a child is super scary and not to be taken lightly. Watch your saturated fats. Think lean meats, low fat dairy, lots of fruits and veggies. You either have to be firm or be prepared to have problems with his health. Sorry to sound so callous, but I have a sixteen year old brother with type 2 diabetes because nobody made him eat healthy. You've got to do it! And you are not a horrible mom. It's difficult, but you'll do what needs to be done. And it sounds like your 7 year old is on his way to the same issues, so you may want to make your whole family change their habits now and nip it in the bud.

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