❇️ ARE YOUR KIDS WATCHING THEIR WEIGHT?
Disappointingly Weight Watchers have launched a new app called Kurbo for kids aged 8 to 17 to help them track their food intake.
✅ *If* you are worried about your child’s health / lifestyle, encourage them to eat the rainbow, offer them a variety of nutritious food and make sure they get plenty of fun exercise that helps their mental health.
❎ And unless there is a medical reason, never weigh them.
❎ Don’t burden them with scale numbers, avoid BMI charts or “success / failure” language. It’s a slippery slope.
➡️ Adolescents who diet in their teens are 12 times more likely to binge eat and develop eating disorders.
➡️ The American Academy of Pediatrics’ (2016) reported on the link between obesity prevention efforts and the development of eating disorders in adolescents. The report found that encouraging dieting and weight loss was linked to the development of eating disorders, and recommended that parents focus on promoting a healthy lifestyle - including eating meals together as a family, making fruits and vegetables easily accessible, limiting screen time, and encouraging physical activity - rather than focusing on weight loss and body size.
➡️ Over 50% of adolescent girls already have a negative body image.
➡️ We know from the research this can lead to disordered eating behaviours, binge eating, anorexia, negative self-worth, shame, guilt and frustration.
➡️One out of every two women is presently on some type of restrictive diet, many suffer food anxiety and have experienced yo-yo dieting.
For information on 5 Simple Steps ;
✅ eating the foods you like and enjoy in fat burning combinations
✅ eating a variety of foods so you never feel hungry, lose weight safely, maintain a healthy body and healthy gut
✅ never again ‘fast’ for weight loss or follow a restrictive fad diet
✅ suitable for all ages, fitness levels and lifestyles
✅ meets you where you are with different cuisines and dietary requirements
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