When kids are growing up, they go through all sorts of changes. So, it’s safe to say that emotional ups and downs are normal. What makes the journey worse is if the kid is also struggling with excess weight. Now it’s hard enough to go through childhood, but carrying extra weight not only takes an emotional toll, the ridicule faced often puts the kids in need of lifelong therapy.
To someone who doesn’t face the problem of being overweight, this might seem like an exaggeration. But let me tell you this, only the person going through it can understand what it’s like. A person standing on the edge of a river cannot fathom what the person drowning in one must feel like, now can he?
There are a few simple habits to jumpstart weight loss that parents can enforce upon their kids that will save them emotional turmoil but at the same time save them from obesity.
Superfoods should now be their best friend. Eggs, for example, are no longer on the list of foods that are considered to cause heart diseases. We are all quite aware of how nutritious eggs are. They have almost a dozen (egg pun) nutrients, such as iron, vitamin D, zinc, lutein, and more. There aren’t many foods that provide the sunshine vitamin which helps tackle cancer, diabetes and autoimmune diseases, but eggs do. Eggs also reduce ghrelin, which is a hormone that stimulates the desire to eat.
Get your kid off of those unhealthy oil soaked potato crisps and get them to munch on pistachios instead. Pistachios are one of the healthiest nuts you can find, not to mention DELICIOUS. They are packed with vitamins and nutrients. Studies have proven that eating 1.5 ounces of pistachios per day may lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart diseases. They are low fat and low calorie nuts which tackle weight gain, making them the perfect superfood to jumpstart weight loss.
Salmonella from eating all that cookie dough? Stop now and get your kids to start eating salmon fish instead. There might be plenty of fish in the sea but there are none quite like salmon and let me tell you why. It’s a lean meat packed with omega-3 fats that are responsible for fighting off inflammation and protecting your bone health.
So, if you feel your kid’s weight is getting out of hand, start feeding them these superfoods to jumpstart weight loss.