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My kid is overweight. I want her to eat healthy and work out! how can we do it?
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Good for you
Congratulations for recognizing the problem and trying to do something about it.
There is no easy answer, of course. I suggest you lead by example. Keep fruits in the house. Don't allow junk food. Don't go to fast food restaurants. Offer healthy snacks like non-fat yogurt, carrots/celery spiced up with humus. Encourage fun, family sports. Don't watch tv. Praise success. Weigh weekly. Use rewards.

In brief: Good for you
Congratulations for recognizing the problem and trying to do something about it.
There is no easy answer, of course. I suggest you lead by example. Keep fruits in the house. Don't allow junk food. Don't go to fast food restaurants. Offer healthy snacks like non-fat yogurt, carrots/celery spiced up with humus. Encourage fun, family sports. Don't watch tv. Praise success. Weigh weekly. Use rewards.
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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Have your pediatrician check her to be sure there are no physical reasons such as low thyroid function
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