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My Child Is Overweight Resources

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More Reason to Get Fit Before Pregnancy

According to a recent study published in Pediatrics, a child is more likely to be overweight at a young age if his mother was overweight before she became pregnant. Ohio State University researchers studied data from more than 3,000 children and...  Read more

5 Emotional Roadblocks That Are Keeping You Fat

Eat less, move more is the advice touted to the overweight ad nauseam, as if it were really that simple.   I have been in the business of helping individuals take off unwanted pounds for more than 30 years. Although success usually does incl...  Read more

Take a Good Look at Your Child's Weight

Today so many people are overweight or obese that it is sometimes viewed as the norm. This is making it difficult for parents to recognize whether their own child has a weight problem. A recent study surveyed the parents of almost 300...  Read more

Expert Solutions: Overweight Kids

Of course we know that obesity has reached epidemic proportions in this country- and now it's been spilling over to our kids. Obesity among children is skyrocketing, and getting a lot of attention these days, but I think people are still not...  Read more

The Facts on Weight Management and Cancer

Many pressing reasons exist to avoid being overweight or obese and, unfortunately, cancer is one of them. It has long been known that excess weight increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and type-2 diabetes. But, fewer people know about the frig...  Read more

I am a nurse working 12 hour shifts. I am on my fe
Updated 9/19/2016 11:40:09 AM

I am a nurse working 12 hour shifts. I am on my feet most of the day and average approx 12000 steps (per Fitbit) per shift. Can this be added as exercise? If so, how? Thanks...  Read more

Ugh!!! Only 1lb lost in 2 weeks!!! What am I doi
Updated 9/19/2016 6:53:12 AM

Ugh!!! Only 1lb lost in 2 weeks!!! What am I doing wrong? I track daily...I excercise 5-6 days a week..should I cut back calories..excercise more??? So FRUSTRATED!...  Read more

Hello I am new here! Does anyone on here work midn
Updated 9/19/2016 4:01:16 AM

Hello I am new here! Does anyone on here work midnight shifts? I do pretty good with my eats as long as it is work days but on my off days when I Am up for super long periods of time so I can have some family time I am hungry every 4 hours ugh...  Read more

I am getting ready for weight loss surgery and I'm
Updated 9/18/2016 11:37:48 PM

I am getting ready for weight loss surgery and I'm excited and nervous all at the same time. I need to lose 12lbs preop and I've lost weight before but this seems harder than its ever been. Wish I had more support from my loved ones....  Read more

Going to try again and not give up this time. I am
Updated 9/18/2016 11:22:35 PM

Going to try again and not give up this time. I am 265 pounds and only 23...I need to change my life...for me....  Read more

Why are you overweight?

We are not unhappy because we are overweight; we are overweight because we are unhappy....  Read more

Children Who Sleep More Eat Fewer Calories

Children Who Sleep More Eat Fewer CaloriesIn the US, more than one-third of children and adolescents are overweight or obese. Eighteen percent of American children between the ages of six and 11 are in the obese categoryóup from seven percent in 1980...  Read more

You're Not The Only One Without Kids!

Welcome to our 'child free' SParkers who want a safe and honest place to discuss our choices for not having children (and all things that come from that)...  Read more

Childhood Eating Disorders on the Rise

When you think of childhood issues related to weight and health, overweight and obesity are probably the first two that come to mind. The media puts a lot of focus on kids who eat too much and don't exercise enough. But there is another alarming tr...  Read more

In the News: Momís Stress Level Could Affect Childís Weight

A new study published in the journal Pediatrics shows a link between momís stress level and the weight of her children. The study looked at children in families living below the poverty line, and found that the more stress the mother experienced, th...  Read more