help my daughter lose weight

Sharon - posted on 03/12/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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She's 7yrs old and weighs 30kg's . She has two rolls around her tummy and I want to know how I can help her lose them.

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Kay - posted on 03/17/2014

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I have dealt with this issue for many years, I have helped her eat correctly, I have her in track, swimming, volleyball, what ever I can do to help her be active, but it still isn't enough. Now she is 15 and the problem is arising again. I have been concerned for her emotional health along with everything else. I think there is just not enough activities available for the youth especially in my area. Just hang in there and just keep trying and praying until your daughter wants to work it out for herself, but don't deny the problem just love her through it.

Rachel - posted on 03/15/2010

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go on nature walks get her abike take her to park as much as you can stuff like this make it fun but dont make to big of deal about it or she may wind up with selfesteem issues

Sharon - posted on 03/12/2010

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thank you everyone. Yes she is active,she swims as a sport, and doesn't eat very healthy stuff at all, so I will make a concious effort to correct that.My husband says it's a stage she's going through and will lose it again, I'm just afraid she might not! I'm just 20 kgs heavier than her, and never had to watch my weight, so I'm not sure how to help her. thanks again

Jocelyn - posted on 03/12/2010

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Most kids go through a fat stage at some point. Just make sure she is eating healthy and exercising. Maybe you can take a pilates class together?

Melissa - posted on 03/12/2010

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I agree with Theresa, also, don't tell her, or let anyone else tell her she is 'chubby' or 'fat'. Don't even hint at it. It could cause a life long struggle with physical appearance and her image. It really isn't about being 'thin', it is about being healthy. As long as you are healthy, physical appearance doesn't matter.

Theresa - posted on 03/12/2010

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I think the best thing you can do is to start making healthier food choices for the whole family. Don't single her out or it could easily turn into an eatting disorder for her at a very young age. Make sure she' gets plenty of exercise. Play with her, dance with her take her to the park and run around with her. Do things together so it doesn't seem like a chore for her to get exercise.

Melissa - posted on 03/12/2010

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As long as she is active and eats healthy I wouldn't worry. Is she playing out side? Is she in a sport? Do you offer veggies and fruits at snacks rather than cookies?

Amber - posted on 03/12/2010

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shes only seven i wouldnt be to worried, but my daughter was a little chunkie an the we put her in cheer an tumbling and she is the littlest thing now, she is 9 almost10 an in a size 7 to 8 except her pants, they need to be longer on her so by her everything with adjustable waist. we didnt put her in cheer because she was a little thick, this was something she wanted to do when she was seven. but just get her in activitys

Christi - posted on 03/12/2010

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sounds like you need to talk to your doctor about a doctor supervised diet. i don't know how much kg's are but if she has fat rolls you need to take her to a dietician fast.

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