Some parents like their children to be chubby, which leads to
a number of overweight children. It’s very hard to make children lose weight.
Many parents like their children to be chubby. Additionally,
some think that a chubby child is tied with good caring, so they try ways to
make children eat more or indulge children’s eating wishes: fried chickens,
coke or whey….
You shouldn’t let
children eat greasy foods even though the foods are their favorite.
While people who have gaunt children deal with things like
how to make the children eat, absorb foods well, people who have overweight
children should be worried. Losing weight is a tough process, even to adults.
Making children be on a diet or do exercise is not really a
sensible, safe or effective solution. If you continue telling your children
that they’re fat and making them lose weight, you just make children lose their
confidence and life balance. You should apply the following tips on your
children when they have signs of overweight:
Tip 1: Do not let children choose foods
It’s not good for the health of the whole family when you
let your children decide what to eat. In that case, there’re possibilities that
you have to wake up at the middle of the night to fry sauces or make
butter-sugar toast for your children as they wish.
If you cook a healthy meal that includes vegetables, fruits,
whole grains or only lean meat, children may find no interest in it. You should
explain to your children why you don’t serve their favorite foods. There’re
researches showing that children are interested in foods; just show the foods
to them, and they will be excited at trying some. You should provide your children
with rich-vitamin meals, instead of greasy ones that are in their favorite.
Tip 2: Find ways to reduce the time of watching TV
scientific researches showing the close connection between watching TV and
obesity in children.
There’re many scientific researches showing the close
connection between watching TV and obesity in children. Also, specialists state
that the decrease in the time of watching TV costs big deal. The American
Academy of Pediatrics recommends parents not let children who are 2 years old
and older watch TV more than 2 hours a day. Children who are under 2 years old
had better not watch any kind of TV programs. And of course, the best way to make
children watch TV less is to reduce the time you watch TV.
To create good habits for children, you shouldn’t encourage
children to watch TV after meals or learning time, but make chances for
children to take part in good activities like dancing or singing, cycling
around the town or helping you make yogurt.