How can I help my daughter? she is over weight
My daughter is 16 years, she is beautiful, intelligent, smart, generous, and kind. I have been very worried about her, she has been putting on weight at an alarming rate, I have taken her to see doctors because she claims to be always hungry - always craving things.
On her paternal side, her Aunts and grandmother are extremely overweight, to the point of not being able to walk. when my daughter was small, I could give her healthy meals and snacks, but now that she works and has her own money she eats what she wants.
I NEVER say 'you're getting fat' I just tell her that it is very bad for anyone to eat so much of something and that she needs a balance of things to keep healthy. I need some advice to know the best way to handle it.
@sushila From what you've written she is not concerned about her weight gain at the moment but maybe you can join a gym together or do something fun that involves moving like dancing classes etc or just focus not so much on losing weight but on eating healthy.
Some fat people do have a leptin shortage. Leptin is a hormone that tells your brain you've eaten enough and to stop. Sleep seems to play an important role in leptin production and if you don't get enough, you'll have a shortage of that hormone.