my 9 yr old son weighs more than my 12 yr old and knows it. he is very self-concious about it. it breaks my heart every time that he tells me that someone made fun of him. helpAnswer Question
Answer by glamomomo at 11:11 PM on Mar. 19, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 11:18 PM on Mar. 19, 2010
Answer by jcsscfam5 at 11:27 PM on Mar. 19, 2010
my sister was overweight as a child and teased throughout elementary school. She was very active but was gaining weight. She went on a version of the diabetic diet (given to her by a nutritionist). it focused on portion sizes and good choices (such as a meal vs a soda). Remember no skipping meals and no cutting out anything completely. She was able to eat a lot of food (remember to include salads) and not be hungry but she lost a couple pounds a week in a healthy way. I don't have a copy of the diet any more but I would suggest seeking the advice of a doctor/nutritionist to help and then make choices the whole family can enjoy.
Answer by chrissmom734 at 11:31 PM on Mar. 19, 2010
Answer by LogansMama09 at 11:36 PM on Mar. 19, 2010
Answer by MommaTasha1003 at 11:40 PM on Mar. 19, 2010
Answer by MommaTasha1003 at 11:44 PM on Mar. 19, 2010
I agree with all of the above. It's important to involve the whole family in a healthy eating overhaul & family activity plan. Don't single your son out, do it as a family & do it gradually. Even if he doesn't lose weight right away, he'll grow into his present weight as he learns to adopt better food choices & increase his activity. The best thing to remember is not to keep poor food choices in the house that contribute to his excess weight & it won't be available as a temptation. Be deliberate in planning special treats so he's not totally denied, but don't make them a regular staple in your kitchen. If he wants to play video games or watch TV, let him earn time equivalent to the time he spent in some kind of physical activity. We went through the very same thing with our son & he grew into his weight & is a tall, very lean, muscular 18 yr old now. Best wishes to you!
Answer by BlessedMommy64 at 11:54 PM on Mar. 19, 2010
Answer by rkoloms at 6:53 AM on Mar. 20, 2010
Answer by AprilDJC at 1:03 PM on Mar. 20, 2010