How can I help my 10 and 14 year old lose weight?

Brianna - posted on 07/29/2018 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My 10 and 14 year old are both overweight. My 10 year old is 4’11” and weighs 145 pounds and my 14 year old is 5’5” and weighs 182 pounds. How can I help them lose weight?

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Michelle - posted on 07/30/2018

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You need to start with their diet.
Throw out all the unhealthy snacks and only have fruit and vegetables for them. Make sure you are making healthy nutritious meals.
They also need to get moving. They may not want to do sports but going for a walk every day will help.
May I ask, are you overweight? Children learn their eating habits from us and we are the ones that buy the food.

Papputweety21 - posted on 07/30/2018

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As soon as they get up early in the morning let them have 1-2 glasses of warm water. After meals let them have a 1/2 - 1 cup of warm water it will help them to not to put more weight.
Check with pediatrician about the weight gain you may find the reason and it ll help you to understand a bit more about it.
Avoid junk foods, soft drinks and make them to eat healthy food. Have to sleep early and wake up early. Ask them to have a walk daily morning. Since they are kids they can involve in some sports.These are few things which i followed past few weeks and im seeing some results from it without being on some diet. I use less cheese in my daily diet. I hope it would help you. Good luck and have fun with your sweet little princesses.

Beth - posted on 07/29/2018

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Brianna -

I can't help much here as I don't have this problem. I'm lucky to keep my boys adequately fed. But if one or both of them did have this problem I'd:
- Start with my pediatrician. I'd find out what a healthy weight should be for them and I'd ask about healthy diet plans. My kids' doctor has TONS of information and is always happy to provide it.
- Put my kids into sports. Yours might not want to, especially if they're overweight. But I'd insist. Kids need to be active. They don't build their bodyies sitting on their tushies.
- Be sure that I and their father were setting good examples -- eating right, exercising, generally taking good care of ourselves. At least with my kids, do as I do works better than do as I say. The latter just leads to whining.
Hope that's some small help. Good luck with this.
Beth

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