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Old 11-03-2012, 02:26 PM   #93 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by lcriswell0421 View Post
I wanted to bring something up to you all and get your feedback. My daughter, 10, is very self conscious about her weight. She is in the 88th percentile for her age, and all her friends are very skinny so she has a poor self-image. She is a little bit over weight for her age, but she's definitely not fat. She has been complaining about it, so I just keep telling her to stop eating junk food (she's really a chocolate lover!). Then she complains about how hard that is. But yesterday she really decided she wants me to help her to start eating better and making better choices. ...
Perhaps keep smaller portions of chocolate, the high cacao stuff, around to satiate your daughter's cravings for chocolate. I've heard that this type of chocolate is good for you, and can actually help loose weight. Then the focus can be on healthy substitutions for things you love, and portion control. Like you mention, making better choices

- Donna
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