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Need help with my slightly overweight child focus on diet or exercise first?
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Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Both
Need to focus on both avenues.
Limit screen time and encourage outdoor activities even if it is just walking. Eliminate sodas and dairy. Encourage increase water consumption. Remove sweets and snacks and replace with fruits and vegetables.

In brief: Both
Need to focus on both avenues.
Limit screen time and encourage outdoor activities even if it is just walking. Eliminate sodas and dairy. Encourage increase water consumption. Remove sweets and snacks and replace with fruits and vegetables.
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Both
No one loses weight thru exercise, only thru diet.
However, exercise curbs hunger, tones muscles, maintains metabolism which tends to slow with reduced caloric intake. Moreover it puts one in the mindset of being healthy, weight conscious, and motivated to follow a healthy diet. The 2 go together like peas and carrots. Don't overdo it with a "slightly overweight child". Moderation! moderation!

In brief: Both
No one loses weight thru exercise, only thru diet.
However, exercise curbs hunger, tones muscles, maintains metabolism which tends to slow with reduced caloric intake. Moreover it puts one in the mindset of being healthy, weight conscious, and motivated to follow a healthy diet. The 2 go together like peas and carrots. Don't overdo it with a "slightly overweight child". Moderation! moderation!
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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