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What is the best way for a chubby 9 year old child to want to loose some weight?
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics
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In brief: Eat healthy&exercise
I generally avoid having parents focus on having their child lose weight at this age (unless significantly obese).
It's best to avoid weight gain (as your child is still growing, s/he can get more "lean" by just not gaining weight)! best to eat right & fill the plate half-full with fruits/veggies. Limit carbs (rice, bread, pasta, juice, chips). Get plenty of exercise- sports are great at this age!

In brief: Eat healthy&exercise
I generally avoid having parents focus on having their child lose weight at this age (unless significantly obese).
It's best to avoid weight gain (as your child is still growing, s/he can get more "lean" by just not gaining weight)! best to eat right & fill the plate half-full with fruits/veggies. Limit carbs (rice, bread, pasta, juice, chips). Get plenty of exercise- sports are great at this age!
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