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Is there a group or chat set up to help Moms with an overweight child?

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Fiffy1977

Asked by Fiffy1977 at 12:29 PM on Feb. 17, 2011 in Diet & Fitness

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  • I've seen some posts here and there, diet and nutrition groups mostly. Maybe you should set up a group if you have time. It has always been really controversial, people get up in arms over everyone elses kids. lol
    chgomom

    Answer by chgomom at 12:34 PM on Feb. 17, 2011

  • My two cents: :) Hugs. The best way to deal with things when a member of the family is struggling with extra weight is for the whole family to have a lifestyle overhaul. It must be the whole family together, or else you run the risk of causing emotional issues in the person with the extra weight . . . especially a kid.
    You probably have already, but make a rule that your household will not have "goodies" unless it is a holiday or birthday party. Decrease the use of processed sugar, don't allow white bread products, only 1 or 2 percent milk, no chips except whole grain, lower-fat. Cereals must have 8 grams or less sugar per serving. No sugar colas or punches. No candy. The whole family needs to be on board. No diet, just healthy choices.
    It is really a family issue, so the support is better aimed at how us parents are providing "healthful" living in our home.
    Good luck.
    ImaginationMama

    Answer by ImaginationMama at 1:08 PM on Feb. 17, 2011

  • Thank you both so much. I appreciate you taking time to answer my question.
    Fiffy1977

    Comment by Fiffy1977 (original poster) at 9:16 AM on Feb. 23, 2011

  • ImaginationMama said it all.
    elasmimi

    Answer by elasmimi at 9:46 AM on Mar. 18, 2011

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