Keeping Your Child Away From Obesity

The moment you delivered your baby, there is no other thing you want to do but to keep him safe and healthy. You remembered everything that your doctor told you. You’ve been waiting for this day to come after 9 long months.

feeding a childThere is a tendency for first time parents to keep feeding their children whenever they cry and wouldn’t let them starve no matter what happens. This is the very reason why some babies look so fat. Parents love seeing their kids fat as they find them cute and cuddly. However, being fat is not tantamount to being healthy. Just like adults, kids should be fit and in their proper height and weight.

Since kids are still in their growing up years, it is just right to feed them appropriately but not too much. Fat kids may be cute to look at but they might not be able to control their weight as they grow up especially when they reach puberty.

As early as possible, train your child to eat just enough. Introduce variety of food and from time to time do not tolerate them to eat too much sweets, oily and junk food. Teach them to eat vegetables. It might be very challenging especially if outside school so much junk foods are for sale. Taste wise, junk foods are more appealing compared to vegetables, but if parents trained their child to eat vegetables at home, then there is no way they would choose those junks.

If you really want your children to be healthy, teach them to eat healthy. Be a role model and eat healthy food as well. Exert some effort in your cooking and don’t make them want other dishes outside. If your kids long your food then they would go straight home and have your freshly prepared snacks rather than buy those that are being sold in their school canteens.

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