Overweight Child and Parents
I was always a little heavy growing up, and currently DH and I are about 20-30 pounds overweight. Fortunately, we're trying to take control of our health - just joined a gym, and have been cooking healthier meals! However, I am a little oversensitive to what my 16 month old DD eats. I try to have her eat as healthily as possible, and to keep trying new foods. I want being healthy to just be a natural part of our lives - eating well, and exercising as a family. I don't want DD to ever have to struggle with being an overweight child like I was.
anyone have any suggestions for maintaining a healthy lifestyle as a
family? I also don't want to go overboard on being a health nut, because
I know that kids should be allowed to have treats and sweets sometimes.
Although right now while DD doesn't have access to any foods that we
don't provide for her, I really try to limit her sweets. She's always
been in the 80th and 90th percentiles for height and weight.
I really don't want to pass along any eating/food issues to my DD!! Has anyone else struggled with this before?