To be frank, the first step is to accept the fact that your child is obese. It is generally a culture in India to tag obese kids as ‘healthy’ by parents or elders in the family. But do you know that the increasing weight of your child can adversely affect other aspects of his life?
Obese children are not only vulnerable to life-threatening and life-altering diseases like diabetes, blood pressure, and cholesterol but are also recorded to do poorly in their academics.
So, if your child is gaining extra weight rapidly and it is affecting his daily routine, you should consult a paediatrician. Some other lifestyle changes to adopt for your child include:
- Offering a balanced diet to them by limiting their intake of fast food and processed/packaged food.
- Encourage exercise by enrolling them in aerobics classes or forming a child’s playgroup within the society.
- Limiting their screen time and replacing it with outside time.
- Be supportive as a family. (If they don’t get to eat junk, you ought to leave it too.)
The most important part is to follow up with an experienced paediatrician. Losing weight doesn’t equal to starving. So, you need to learn the correct way so that your child doesn’t get weak in the process. Child doctors know the height and weight proportions as per age and other factor and recommend supplements and exercises as per.
So, book an appointment now and secure a healthier future for your child. You can book an appointment with our child specialists here.