My 20 month old is overweight, at least according to the height/weight charts for girls and her doctor. She is still BF, drinks skim milk and water (no juice), and doesn't eat processed foods at all (infact the one time I fed her fast food she had diarrhea for almost a week). I cook healthy food for her at home, whole grains and veggies and meats, and she runs around outside as much as possible, it;s 95 degrees now so a lot of time in the pool with her water wings and indoor hide and seek. But she always wants more food, even if its broccoli or peaches she just never stops, I think if I left it up to her she would eat 24/7. I don't want her to be "the fat girl". Suggestions?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 11:56 PM on Jun. 3, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)
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The most obvious thing I see is drinking milk. She doesn't need to drink any milk and can drink only water. Just because foods aren't processed doesn't make them good foods or low cal. Try going to google and searching super foods. These the kinds of foods to focus on. Most are lower in fat and calories, nutrient dense. Whole grains are carbohydrates and may be high in calories.
My 20 mo breastfed grandson weighs about 22 pounds. He eats lots (unlimited) of fruits and veggies, some meat, and not so much grains (he is allergic to wheat and rice).
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