My daughter is about 20 pounds overweight. She had a physical recently and has gained 12 pounds this year and grew one inch. The doctor does not think she will grow much more. She insisted that the scale was wrong and tells me she is not fat. No, she isn't what I would call fat, but the doctor said if she continues to gain she will be on her way. She is a picky eater and if it's a food she likes she will eat too much. She also eats very fast. I don't know what to do. I keep healthy food in the house and don't buy junk food. I don't know what she is eating at friend's houses. I don't want to hurt her self esteem, but I can't just ignore this. She does play soccer in the fall and spring, but other than that she is not very physically active. Any advice would be appreciated.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 2:56 PM on Oct. 6, 2010 in Teens (13-17)
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Answer by lilma0608 at 9:00 PM on Oct. 8, 2010
I agree with tyfry7496...my daughter is 15 and many lbs overweight but is loosing it slowly on her own...not because of diet, exercise or school ridicule..it's because her body is catching up to her finally and evening itself out...I would never ever tell a teen girl she is "overweight or fat" ever because that is how they end up with serious psychological and physical eating disorders!
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