It is natural for a parent to be concerned for an overweight child, especially when he is in a growing age. This can cause health complications in present as well as future. It is shocking to see the number of children having diabetes has increased to a great amount and it is still increasing.
The reasons behind the great number of obese children are the abundant options of junk food and lenient parents. Lack of physics exercise and more indulgence in indoor games could be another reason for this. Children these days love to have junk food, oily stuff and not green vegetables and other healthy stuff.
They go for taste and not health and due to lack of guidance, this problem arises. Mostly it has been seen that working parents have fat child. So now that you have one, you must be concerned and deal with it. Here are some tips to help you out.
A healthy lifestyle is all it takes to be healthy. Try to take your child out every evening and play sports like tennis, cricket, etc with him. Allow him to make buddies for outdoor sports and let him join sports in school as well. This would help him cut down the fat level of body. Do not go for any slimming belts or weight loss treatment as kids are too small to handle that.
As for diet, try experimentation process. Like you can learn some new recipes which are tasty ass well as healthy for kids. Search magazines, newspapers and internet for some cool recipes and make them at home. Go for olive oil while cooking and add less of it in every dish. Find a substitute to all the oily, fried and junk food that you child wants. But this does not mean that you have to ban junk food.
After all, he is a kid. Just allow junk food once in a week and also take down the level of sugar intake. If he likes chocolates and sweets, reduce the amount he takes daily and give him more of fruits to eat. This is how you can help your child lose weight.