Good afternoon! I have a daughter that just turned 13 and she is very overweight. Not only am I concerned due to health issues that might arise as a result, I'm also upset as to what this does to her emotional well being. She is in middle school and is constantly being made fun of. She is a beautiful girl, but she really needs to lose this weight. I have tried to cut out "fatty foods" and we have cut down on her portions, she does do some exercise but nothing seems to be helping! I just don't know what to do anymore and I hate to see my baby hurting! Please help!View Thread
Thank you so much for your response! I have spoken to my doctor, but I have not yet seen a dietician with her. My doc just suggested cutting back and more exercise. But sometimes for her with her asthma, exercise isn't always that easy. She very much wants to change because of being ridiculed at school. That's the part that hurts me the most. Even though she is 13, she will always be my baby girl, and I don't want her feeling badly all of the time. To make matters worse, she has a younger sister that is 11, and is very thin just naturally. I will look into a dietician and go from there. Thanks again!View Thread
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