We live in a world of paradoxical attitudes toward food, eating and body size.
On one hand, we are told we need to be slim down because being overweight is bad for our heath.
But, a moment later, when we order a regular latte, its sheer size (without counting on the contents of the drink) could feed and quench the thirst of an entire family of eight.
2 responses to “16 Tips To Help Your Daughter When She’s Fat And Feels Bad”
I tell my daughter that everyone has a different body and it’s ok to be herself. Having been called fat all my life I still struggle at times to find the right words to describe my get healthy goals. I due my best to let her know that it’s not about the number on the scale, it’s about being the best me I can be. For me that means eating right and getting exercise. Occasionally it also means enjoying a grande white chocolate mocha while I chat with friends. Life is about balance, sometimes we are more balanced than other times and that ‘s okay. I liked your take on their subject and wish my mom had been able to read this when I was I in middle school. Perhaps it wouldn’t have taken me so long to be good with myself.
Above all it is what to do about it that will have the most impact for any teen. Being the example of getting to a solution is critical.
In the case of weight healthy food and exercise will bring about a reaction of control in an uncontrollable situation. Being able to verbally defend is also a sense of empowerment. These 16 are a good start although the effectiveness of all may be low. Empowerment and support are the way to go.
Clifford T Mitchem
Nutrition + Fitness = Health