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Overweight and Obesity

Discussion in 'JF Doctor' started by Theodora, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. Theodora

    Theodora JF-Expert Member

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    I know genetics play a big part in weight and height. But what are the probability of toddler who is overweight in the first 2 years becoming of normal weight.

    None of the parents overweight but one is considerably above average in weight and the other slender/normal weight?
     
  2. Lukolo

    Lukolo JF-Expert Member

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    Helo theodora,
    There are literature which shows that childhood obesity persisit to adulthood. But this is not always the case. changing diet and kind of activities that a child engage on, can significantly change the weight statu of your child.
    Try as much as possible to reduce the amount of junk foods that a child eat per day, as well there should be a cut down of the number of times a child get food. This doesnt mean that a child should start fasting, never. But there should be a clear schedule for a child to eat.
    Consumption of foods rich in protein and vitamin has also been found to have significant impact on child's weight cut dowan. For example you can develop a habit of having more green vegetables and fruits than carbohydrates. Little of vegetables and fruits are stored in the bod compared to carbohydrates.
    Simple exercises, such as walking, playing with others and having fun makes a child to loos e some of the weight. But the impact of this may not be seen immediately.
    Goodluck!!!
     
  3. Mom

    Mom JF-Expert Member

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    Just to add! you can reduce child obesity by changing there diet and giving them some simple exercise like walking, jumping you can do the exercise your self and let the kids imitate you it may seem funny but it helps a lot, my litllte girl didtn loss any weights when we start this but she become more active the fatty body disappeared. It works with 4yrs obesity children very well, start with the amounts of by giving water instead of sodas, home made fruits juice insead of ready made ones, more moiled foods than fried foods.
     
  4. Theodora

    Theodora JF-Expert Member

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    Thanks all. But the child eats right foods as I am a health freak and so consious on right and wrong foods, but she is not shedding weight...
     
  5. Mom

    Mom JF-Expert Member

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    by the way how old is the child? I thing after starting school everything will be fine as most children engage in plays which use much energy while at home she may be using most of her time infront of the tv
     
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