And I worry that some of the parents who have their head in the sand about their children's' weight problems will have a motivator taken away if they are told the measures used to determine fatness are unreliable. Though you say that you are against shaming, in your very next paragraph you reveal that you think a significant enough number of parents are so ignorant (possibly willfully so) that they need to be given bad information to save them and their kids from their own stupidity. I'll repeat again, I'm not trying to say that no child is overweight or that there aren't kids who are living unhealthy lifestyles.
We have good friends with a young son who eats very healthy and does not (from what I can see) overeat but is very overweight, technically obese at boarderline.
Let me say that again -- children are designated as overweight just because they fall at the top of a chart. Piggy backing off of that and Latia's posts, how many people today are feeding things like pretzels, fruit snacks, sugary low fat yogurt, etc.
I think a lot of kids are hungry frequently because they eat crackers, pretzels, sugary stuff like fruit snacks and sugared yogurt, etc. I've noticed that most kids in my life (friends' children, neighbors, kids I've worked with professionally, etc.) regulate their overall appetite and portion size much, much better when they snack on or eat whole foods with some fat and protein vs. I agree that our children are going to be looking at a lifetime of medical costs if we don't change the way we feed them. Today, I thought I would gather some of my top resources for those new to following the low FODMAP diet and for the dietitians in the field that are starting to utilize this elimination diet with their patients.
FODMAP grocery list: This one page handout will make grocery shopping a bit easier when you are starting out!
How to make a Balanced Low FODMAP menu:  This simple {super cute} one page handout reminds the FODMAPer to eat healthy and well-balanced.


Low FODMAP Cooking with Kate Scarlata: This $10 downloadable e-booklet provides numerous (47, to be exact) tasty recipes for the FODMAPer. They focus on keeping him active and try to make sure he isn't eating when bored or for other reasons. I am continuing to go to Weight Watchers to keep me in check, but it is hard and it's a slow process for me.
She weighed 32lbs, and was 38" high and for whatever reason the BMI chart had her at 85%. I worry about him constantly and it really does present problems for him (primarily with hypoglycemia, but also with regulating body temperature). Ten percent of the sale of this booklet goes directly to Monash University FODMAP researchers to fund further FODMAP food analysis and research. These 10 newly designed (13 in all) low FODMAP teaching tool handouts are ready to roll for use in your GI nutrition practice.
His weight is probably mostly baby fat but with the new focus on weight he's in the spotlight. So some people, even those in the same family, are perfectly fine eating a high grain, high carb diet and their weight is not affected at all, while others gain weight, become insulin resistant, etc eating any carbs at all even when they are working out regularly. I don't know anyone with a kid who is just a little overweight that struggles like my underweight one does.
He is alll muscle, built like an elite runner, and eats a ton of carbs (cereal and coffee cakes for breakfast, etc.).
I am hoping it will slowly go down, but I have to remember the longer it takes to come off the longer it will stay off.


I chalked it up to maybe just maybe she was eating too much sugar as we had been bribing her with Starburst to get her to potty train. I think parents need to feel more responsible for making sure their children grow into adults being fit and knowing how to maintain a healthy weight. In an ideal world I would weigh 138lbs again, which was my lowest weight since I was 14 when I was 22, but even now as I am pushing 36 I am not holding that as a realistic goal because it might set me up for failure. Thankfully her school lunches push the protein and not the carbs, and anything I send in does the same. And realistically there is just no way that my family can do something like Whole30 on a long term basis. Four years later DD1 is still a stick, but because she is shorter and her weight with clothes and athletic shoes on is almost always within a pound or two of height (she is 48" tall and is 45lbs naked) she is labeled as being close to overweight. She hasn't given up the occasional donut, cake, icecream - but she knows that to eat a treat like that, she needs to have a pure protein snack first. Certainly screens are a factor and processed food is a factor, but I don't think it's that simple. My pediatrician friend says that this is the way they want to identify kids these days because they think it will help the parents make their kids healthier.



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Comments

  1. ENRIGUE

    Skim milk as you would like on this healthful.

    04.05.2015

  2. AngelGirl

    With this diet plan, protein supplements, multi vitamin to recover (GLA) is a type of omega.

    04.05.2015

  3. AZIZLI

    Once more just wanted to know whether I can substitute the watermelon.

    04.05.2015