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How can you encourage a pre-teens to lose weight without messing up their self image?
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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology
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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
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