Weight loss program for your child depends on his age. You should know about the main recommendations of the experts, which are aimed at combating excess weight in children aged 5 to 12 years to deal with the problem.
It is recommended to show the child's pediatrician annually. He will oversee its development, height and weight, give advice on how best to correct the child's diet.
From 5 to 6 years
Main objective: to maintain the weight at the current level.
At this age, parents should not concentrate all your efforts on weight loss is much more important to support the weight of the child at the current level. Over time, the child will outgrow it, that is, its weight will provide its normal growth.
To make sure your child is not gaining weight, you will have to join forces to work hard and have you and your daze. For example, you can limit or completely removed from the diet of certain dishes, especially beverages containing sugar (sweet drinks, drinks with juice content), as well as fast-food meals, and after some time - chips and high-calorie bakery products.
In your power to control the situation. If you cook at home you will be more tasty and healthy food and limit trips to restaurants special cases - your kids will eat more correctly, because it is in the family lays the basic rules of food culture.
You should also pay attention to what to feed your baby in a kindergarten or school. If the food that is served there does not seem useful to you, let the child takes with him what you cook it yourself, based on considerations about healthy eating
Healthy eating - do not limit yourself to eating
Compliance with new rules of supply is not always easy for children. If your child refuses to eat what you prepared, do not force him to do so. Be patient, continue to cook what you have planned. It is noticed that the children did not immediately perceive the drastic changes in diet, but over time they get used to new dishes and they are becoming the norm for them.
Even if your son or daughter with tears and tantrums refuses to eat what you have prepared, remember that in the future, your child will be healthy and obesity will no longer relevant, and hence, the reason for the tears and tantrums about excess weight will no longer be .
From 7 to 9 years
In this age it is necessary to adhere to the previously scheduled program, that is, to control the actual weight of the baby is not seeking a sharp decline. In most cases, if you manage to keep the weight of the child at a certain level, eventually go into extra kilos centimeters tall.
- Take care of what your family eats
Analyze the list of products that you usually buy, make changes, preferring more healthy and useful things.
At the age of 7-9 years the child to become more independent and self-reliant, he may well have to prepare yourself very artless snack. The more your refrigerator is useful products, the less chance your child to eat something not very useful.
Of course, it is very difficult to give up the child, if he asks you directly to the store to buy his favorite treat. But you should not succumb to the entreaties. If your house will be only useful products, you have to deny this request more often than just during a visit to the supermarket.
Try to think only about what your actions are dictated solely by concern for your family and your child. Stick to the scheduled plan, your patience and perseverance will help to avoid health problems in the future.
At the age of 7-9 years old children are old enough to help you in the kitchen. Do not dismiss their help. Joint cooking a good excuse to tell your child about healthy eating and healthy dishes.
- Changes to child nutrition - changes in the diet of the whole family
Children at this age are very clever and more understood. If your child sees that he is treated not so much as to other family members because of his weight, he begins to resist. It is not enough just to get your son or daughter to eat less and more healthy food or to pay more time physical activity, you must become a good example for your child. The word should not diverge from the case - it is the key to success in all your endeavors.
From 10 to 12 years
Objective: Control of the existing child's weight, weight reduction in certain cases.
Talk to an expert specifically what you should take to bring the weight of your child's back to normal. In developing the program of weight loss doctor takes into account many factors, such as how much weight exceeds the norm, a genetic predisposition to be overweight, the presence of health problems caused by obesity, and most importantly, the child's age, the development of his body. Do not try to come up with a diet for your child without consulting a specialist.
Develop a program of action. Your child is old enough to understand the need for a healthy lifestyle and changes in the system of its power. Your support is very important at this time, show care and attention, try to find ways to increase his motivation, do not put in the beginning of unattainable goals, the child must understand that he is gradually moving towards an outcome.
Diary for daily records will allow you to record what your child eats, his schedule of physical activity - all this will help to strengthen his motivation.
Before you make a plan to reduce the weight of your child, be sure to consult with a specialist. Too rapid weight loss can lead to serious health problems. The child must be old enough to understand what he has to do and what all this is necessary.
There is another method that can help your child get rid of extra kilograms, but, unfortunately, we have it is not very popular. There are special summer camps for children is obese. You can search for information about these programs on the Internet. But it is important to remember that even if the child is to lose weight, having a program this summer camp and then return back to the family, where they feed without any restrictions, extra weight back again.
Keep your child
A healthy lifestyle is important for the whole family. Parents of a child - a prime example, think about what kind of example you are filing your son or daughter.
When your child grows up, taking care of his health entirely fall on his shoulders, and he will be responsible for themselves, but now you have to serve it to him the best example to follow. If you are not easy to change your life, share your concerns with your child, but do not give up, do not give up on the plan. Your efforts will be rewarded, and the reward will be the health of your child.