5 Ways To Help Your Child Lose Weight


Childhood obesity has been on the rise for some time now. With this being a very serious issue, your child's health becomes paramount. If your child is obese or overweight, there are a few ways that you can help him or her lose weight. This brief article will inform you of a few of those ways.

Give Them Verbal Support

It's important to inform the entirety of your family that your child will be attempting to lose weight and to let them know it's okay to provide them with verbal support. Remind yourself that if you notice that your child losing weight, let him or her know that they look good. If they wind up slipping and cheating on their diet every now and then, don't get angry. It's okay to make a mistake every now and then.

Set Goals

It is important to set goals that are both realistic and healthy for your child. For example, if your child is 20 lbs overweight, it is both unrealistic and unhealthy to expect them to lose 10 lbs in merely a week – or even two weeks. Losing 1 lb per week is a realistic goal to set for a child, so do not expect a magic way for your child to meet his or her goals.

Weight Loss Camp

Weight loss camp can be a great way for your child to meet a few of his or her small goals, instill healthy living practices, and get a good deal of exercise. Weight loss camps are small camps that are set up with the sole practices of helping children lose weight. Many of these camps are daytime retreats, so your child will be allowed to return home during the evening.

Pediatrician Check Ups

Obesity can be cause your child a serious of unexpected health problems, including some issues we only associate with adulthood, including high blood pressure and cholesterol. If obesity is a serious issue for your child, it might be in your best interest to have check ups performed on your child once every two weeks.


Ultimately, the only way to lose weight is to burn more calories than you consume. Make sure your child is burning calories. You do not want to start a child out on an exhausting exercise program and burn him or her out. Encourage healthy practices that you can weave into the fabric of your daily life, such as walking to places instead of driving or using stairs instead of the elevator.

If your child has a weight issue, there are numerous things that you can do to help him or her. The tips listed in this brief article are merely the tip of the iceberg.


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