Fat Kids Blame Parents

Although fat kids can’t say it to their parents faces, but inside they all know it is the parents’ faults at encouraging bad eating habits that will result in the kids becoming fatter and wider than their classmates. In addition, this will build up into a vicious cycle where being laughed at for being fat and stuffing too many cupcakes down per meal will result in them finding comfort in eating more food.

If you have a child in your care who is overweight or obese, stop everything and take a look at the mirror of yourself. Yes, you are making them fat and giving them an early death because you are a terrible parent when it comes to feeding them healthy foods.

There’s nothing worst for your child than going through life at 13 years old and 200 pounds. Love them by taking away the hamburgers, fries, and junk food.

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/health/Parents+biggest+culprits+childhood+obesity/2172665/story.html

Obesity Prevention Tips # 14 – Holiday Diet

Keeping the weight off and maintaining your weight loss goals are pretty simple by following these rules.

  1. Eat when you are hungry.
  2. Stop eating when you are full.

Your body does not naturally put on more weight just because it is the holidays. Don’t make any excuses to eat more than necessary.

  1. Excuse yourself from the table when finished.
  2. Or eat a lot slower than normal.

Valerie Bertinelli Discusses Weight Loss Battle

Valerie Bertinelli sat down with CBS News Sunday Morning to discuss her bout with food due to her own insecurities. She has lost 40 pounds with Jenny Craig after she joined the program at 172 lbs. Now it is truly amazing that Valerie is sporting a bikini after her weight loss when she’s just a few months away from turning 50 years old.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/10/25/sunday/main5419601.shtml

Her next career goal? Inspirational weight loss book author? We will have to wait until she’s finished her first marathon.

Obesity Prevention Tips # 7 – Long Term Goals

We often forget that the “Biggest Loser” is a reality tv show based on an aggressive time line with contestants sweating it out 4-5 hours a day at the gym (6-7 days a week), and supported by the best personal trainers and nutritionist in the world. Many people could only dream of becoming a contestant where casting auditions are often thousands deep.

Those who don’t have that luxury must settle for long term goals that are realistic where you are making lifestyle changes like cutting out sugar from your diet, becoming more active, and being aware of what you eat because all the little things add up to who you are today.

It is perfectly okay to say “No” to something that looks deliciously good. Internalize by asking yourself a simple question “Is this good for you?”, and if the answer is “No”, then move on to the next subject or object of interest.

Your long term goal may be losing 50-60 pounds, but to push yourself forward you need a more tangible goal like running a mile or eventually participating in a marathon. You want a goal that motivates you to be active as well as watching what you eat.

Work on these long term goals and watch yourself transform into a healthier person right before your eyes.

Scared into Thinness With Swine Flu

If you are obese, you have more on your plate than you can handle. Shortness of breath, low energy, risk of heart attacks, diabetes, you name it, and you probably fear yourself contracting it one way or another.

While being obese already has a negative stigma of getting sick at any given moment, health officials have found that obesity also increases the risks of swine flu.

Could it be that over weight individuals tend to eat more pork? Or their immune systems are more susceptible to swine flu virus?

http://www.etaiwannews.com/etn/news_content.php?id=1053043&lang=eng_news