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Do chubby kids( girls) turn inot chubby adults?

If a child is chubby at age 9 or 10, are the more likly to be chubby/overweight adults, or do some tend to loose the chub and become skinny? Im sure some do and some dont, but if nothing changes( activity/diet) then what?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:25 PM on Apr. 11, 2012 in General Parenting

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  • It depends
    My cousin was a cubby child and now she is a very overweight teenager
    my bffs sister was a cubby child and now she is very slim
    LostSoul88

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 4:27 PM on Apr. 11, 2012

  • Not necessarily. I was a chubby kid because I had crap for food when I lived with my mother. I moved in with my father when I was 14 years old and had access to fresh produce and home cooked meals instead of fried, fatty, microwaved junk and went from a size 14 to a size 3. Without a change in diet or activity level, I'm not sure if a kid could lose the weight.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 4:31 PM on Apr. 11, 2012

  • No it really depends on the child...
    I was skinny most my life.. i gained it in high school and am now fixing it
    mommys2cupcakes

    Answer by mommys2cupcakes at 4:46 PM on Apr. 11, 2012

  • I was a skinny kid, slightly overweight at a pre-teen (due to medications), average as a teen, and overweight as an adult. It all depends.
    coala

    Answer by coala at 7:43 PM on Apr. 11, 2012

  • As other have said it just depends on lifestyle, diet, genetics, and medications. I've seen slim kids become grossly overweight and I've seen overweight chumby kids become healthy adults. I've seen chubby kids stay overweight all through out childhood and adulthood. I've also have seen families were everyone but mom is a bean pole or everyone but one child is a bean pole.
    SAHMinIL2

    Answer by SAHMinIL2 at 8:02 PM on Apr. 11, 2012

  • Not necessarily genetics works in here...
    GlitteribonMom

    Answer by GlitteribonMom at 8:06 PM on Apr. 11, 2012

  • Childhood is the time to teach healthy eating habits and lifestyle.
    booklover545

    Answer by booklover545 at 8:57 PM on Apr. 11, 2012

  • not always
    loveandrain94

    Answer by loveandrain94 at 1:28 AM on Apr. 12, 2012

  • Not always. Of course diet and excercize, as in not eating a lot of snack type foods and not spending hours and hours in front of the t.v. or a video game, plays an important role but there are kids who are a bit chubby at age ten (a girls body is definitly going thru some changes around that time) but then hit a growth spurt and in gaining height they lose the chubbyness.
    meriana

    Answer by meriana at 1:48 PM on Apr. 13, 2012

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