Trying to talk to an overweight child about the reduction of eating candy & other junk food could be a sticky subject (in more ways than one) and a mind field of tantrum triggers! Approaching the subject is often problematic, you don’t want to make them self conscious about their weight, make them depressed or to be blamed for any possible body image issues in the future! Even so as a parent you have a ‘duty of care’ and responsibility to keep your child healthy! So how do you go about helping an overweight child increase their physical activity and improve their diet without creating an issue? Here are a few pointers;
WEIGHT LOSS PLAN
Would it come as a surprise if I told you recent survey shows that fancy diets aren't any more likely to result in weight loss than a phone app or sensible eating plan? Even the CEO of Weight Watchers cites routine as his primary weight loss strategy. While he makes healthy choices, my guess is that the routine really sets him up for success.
Have you struggled for years with your weight and try almost every diet and weight-loss method under the sun? Have you changed your diet and joined the gym, and the weight is still there, or it keeps coming back? The truth of the matter is: the biggest thing that helps shift weight is through understanding the reasons why you are eating so much. If you do not address your personal issues (ex: what are the causes of your unhappiness, anger, sadness, frustration, whatever it is), you will tranquilize your problems by comfort eating.
It was Mother's Day brunch. I was 12 and my sister was 10. My family was notorious for going to brunches. As a child I remember waiting up to an hour just to get into a good Sunday brunch. This day we had already gotten up for seconds. Then thirds. After all, brunch is a time to splurge! I was half way through my third round of little desert cakes, bacon and scrambled eggs when I looked over and noticed that my sister had stopped eating. "What's wrong?" I inquired dumbfounded. We were at brunch after all; you are supposed to stuff yourself silly.
Ironically, People Who Feel Too Much are always attracting people who pour out their hearts and you probably have profound healing and counseling abilities yourself. I know it may be hard to believe it now but feeling “too much” is a profound asset, both personally and professionally.
I glanced down at the scale and shame rushed up from my toes. 219. Me. Svelte Soul Sister Singer of the LIght. I couldn't even look myself in the eye in my bathroom mirror. Before now, when my clients complained to me about putting on weight for no reason at all or swear to me that they never eat a thing after 4 pm, I really didn't buy it.
You imagine the perfect day… You are wearing the most beautiful gown, you feel like a queen, this is the happiest day of your life (or at least one of them)… What does your special day look like? For many women, the vision of the perfect day includes a smaller waistline; but with all of the stress of planning, arranging, scheduling, choices and taste testing, how are you ever going to lose that 10, 15 or 20 pounds?
You want to look beautiful for your wedding or some other event, and you want a guarantee of losing a certain number of pounds. The truth is, the only way to achieve that is by doing an extreme diet that severely cuts your calories and having something help you to maintain that diet to reach your goal. Which is why the feeding tube diet has its advocates and Jessica Schnaider chose it for herself. But is it – or any other medic
Spring is here, which means that summer is coming, which means that everyone is starting to freak out about wearing shorts and bathing suits in the very near future. It happens every year. We feel the weather starting to shift and, suddenly, "bikini body boot camps" start popping up all over the place, and everyone you know starts doing a cleanse.
According to the National Center of Health Statistics, over 30 percent of U.S adults are currently obese. In order for an individual to be considered obese, one must be roughly 30 or more pounds over a healthy weight. A government study conducted by Oxford University estimates that by the year 2032 over half of the population will be obese. The study found that in less than 15 years, 86 percent of men will be overweight and in 20 years, 70 percent of women will be overweight.
How can I feel better about my body, even though I’m not yet at my goal weight? By Joy Bufalini Certified Body Breakthrough Coach http://thinwithin.com/joy What are your thoughts on being grateful for you body as it is RIGHT NOW? It probably seems easy to imagine being grateful if you had the body like "so and so" or you weighed "x" amount. But appreciating even those problem areas of your body – your legs, your stomach, your arms? How is that possible?
We've all been there. Boy meets girl. Boy likes girl. Boy takes girl to dinner. Boy and girl enjoy a delicious courtship filled with weekend brunches, impressive candle-lit dinners and double spoons for dessert. We love this period don't we? Exploring fancy restaurants and putting on our chef's hat to prepare that impossible dinner that even Ina Garten would applaud.