Welcome to the Team! You can start by not going to fast food places. Maybe you could fix some meals ahead on the weekend and heat them up during the week. You can freeze them if you need to. You could try turkey bacon. We like the Oscar Mayer brand. If you cook it up and make BLT's your daughter probably won't even notice the difference. My daughter loves it plain. I use light Miracle Whip instead of mayo which saves a lot of fat and calories. You could also make some mini pizzas. You could use wheat pitas or English Muffins for the crust and use a little cheese and a lot of veggies. You could also use wheat spaghetti instead of white. My kids love it. Learn to read labels. You will be surprised to find how unhealthy some foods actually are. Better yet teach your daughter. There is a SP for teens. Maybe your daughter could try it. Don't keep unhealthy snacks around. There is a thread on this team listing healthy snacks. Maybe you could try some. Keep lots of fruits and vegetables around and encourage your daughter to eat them. I wish you luck. You could also try going on walks with your daughter or working out at home together. You might try some zumba DVD's that will keep you both moving. If I can be of help feel free to contact me.
Hello everyone. I joined this team because I have a beautiful 16 year old daughter who is overweight. I know that this isn't healthy and as her mother I just want the very best for her. I feel like she is missing out on so much because of her weight. Obviously, I am to blame for her being overweight. I buy a lot of fast food and microwavable food- anything quick and easy. I need to somehow reverse this behavior. I know what to do but it's hard. Hopefully, I can get support from this team to do the right thing for me and my daughter.
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