To help your child slim down is a persistent process which entails great efforts from both the child and his or her parents; however, if you grasp the following secrets, your child’s weight loss plan will be much simpler and more pleasant.
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Obesity in young children may lead to hosts of negative effects their health as well as spirit. You want to help your child lose weight but do not know how to do it in a simple but highly effective way? Mastering these tricks and your child’s weight loss regime will become smoother.
Let the kids think that they still have the right to choose foods and drinks:
Foods like confectionery, fast food, instant noodles and soft drinks are always the favorites of children but they are also the main reason for your kids’ growing fatter. However, instead of straightly forcing children to stop eating these energy rich foods, you need to find ways to explain and guide them to focus on food quality rather than quantity so that they can eat comfortably and still lose weight.
Sugar reduction is the key to successful weight loss for kids:
Sugar or sugar variants in form of starch (or carbohydrate) in all kinds of bread and biscuits make blood sugar rise quickly but then drop quickly and consequently make children be more hungry and crave to eat more. A diet low in glucose will be good for the child’s weight loss.
Choose fruits and vegetables for the die:
Vegetables and fruits provide vitamins and fiber yet low energy to avoid the risk of obesity in children. However, this is not true for all types of vegetables; there are some vegetables which contain high glycemic-index such as corn, potato, banana, pineapple, etc. Therefore, the tip in this case is to incorporate these foods with other kinds of vegetables and sour succulent fruit to balance the amount of sugar.
Try to add protein in snack:
Protein stimulates the production of a hormone that helps the body to transform the stored fat into energy to use for other activities of the body.
Fat is not the enem:
There are two types of fat: saturated and unsaturated. Saturated fat such as butter and cheese slows down the digestion and thus easily causes obesity. Unsaturated fat found in the skin of catfish and legumes is good for the brain and heart and has little effects on the kid’s weight.
Avoid harmful starch rich in carbohydrate:
Harmful carbs or Monosaccharide in lots of breads for breakfast , potatoes and white rice is converted into glucose very quickly and thus make your kids gain weight more quickly than. So instead, you should replace sugar with protein from eggs, milk so that kids will stay full while still losing weight.