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By Barton Cobert, Josiane Cobert

EMPOWER your self! adolescence weight problems has develop into a truly universal situation and will frequently result in critical actual and emotional issues because the baby grows up. while you are the dad or mum, caregiver, or friend of a kid who's scuffling with weight problems, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Your Child’s weight problems can provide aid. This publication is an authoritative and elementary consultant that would increase your wisdom of this and resolution your questions about explanations, analysis, cures, and the analysis for kids with weight problems. Written by way of a gastroenterologist/pharmacologist and a baby psychiatrist, and with contributions from real mom and dad of obese little ones, this booklet is a wonderful source of studying approximately tips to stay a more healthy way of life and to deal with the clinical, emotional, and daily points of early life weight problems.

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Binge eating A disorder in which the patient eats large and excessive amounts of food at periodic or occasional intervals. As these patients usually do not vomit after a binge, they may gain large amounts of weight. Binge eating may be seen in other disorders. Compulsive eating disorder A condition in which patients cannot control how much or how often they eat. They often feel anxious or panicked while eating, then guilt or depression after. It has also been called an addiction to food. QXP 11/19/09 5:39 PM Page 28 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S OBESITY Most people have only a vague idea of the amount of calories and fat in foods.

You have already made the first step by realizing that there is a problem. Presumably, your child is also aware. If your child is obese (Body Mass Index [BMI] > 30) or is in the high-overweight range, you should seek medical advice. If her weight is on the way up— more than is appropriate for her age and height—even if she is not quite in the obese category yet, advice is worth seeking. If your child has tried to lose weight on her own and not succeeded or if she is concerned in any way, seek medical help.

Online blogs and websites are aimed at denying that obesity is as bad as the conventional wisdom has it. Some claim that data show that it is better to be an active obese person (a “fit fatso”) than a nonactive normal-weight person (a “sedentary skinny”). Society, it is argued, is adjusting to this normalization with such things as shops aimed at “big” or “large” people as well as government policy now accepting obesity and, in some cases, declaring it to be a disability for which accommodations must be made.

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