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How can I help a pre teen lose weight without giving her a self esteem problem?

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Play more outside

A good place to start is to consult with her doctor. The doctor can identify healthy goals for weight-loss, provide support, and monitor progress.
It can help if the whole family joins a weight-loss plan, which is really a healthy lifestyle plan regardless of weight. Increasing active playing and limiting time with social and sedentary entertainment media can help. Kids feel better moving more.

In brief: Play more outside

A good place to start is to consult with her doctor. The doctor can identify healthy goals for weight-loss, provide support, and monitor progress.
It can help if the whole family joins a weight-loss plan, which is really a healthy lifestyle plan regardless of weight. Increasing active playing and limiting time with social and sedentary entertainment media can help. Kids feel better moving more.
Dr. Lawrence Smith
Dr. Lawrence Smith
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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine

In brief: Nutrient dense foods

Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate.
On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone).

In brief: Nutrient dense foods

Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate.
On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone).
Dr. Michael Rothman
Dr. Michael Rothman
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