Are your children suffering from childhood obesity? If yes, healthy eating and exercise can help your child fight against childhood obesity. We read a great article called Girl loses 65 pounds in fight against childhood obesity.
In the article a girl named Breanna Bond weighed 186 pounds at 9 years of age. With a workout routine and good eating habits, Bond has dropped 65 pounds in under a year.
Your children can do the same!
Childhood obesity is a growing epidemic in the USA. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revealed that roughly 12.5 million children ages 2 –19 are obese.
Excessive weight is nothing to take lightly. It can lead to type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and psycho-social issues.
One way to help your overweight children lose weight is by following the traffic light diet.
The traffic light diet allows your child to eat plenty of green vegetables (green light food), lean protein (yellow light foods) and light sweets/ simple carbohydrates (red light foods).
The green light foods are less than 20 calories per serving. The yellow foods are very rich in nutrient and low in calories.
The red color foods are high in fat and sugar. They should be consumed in moderation.
Healthy eating patterns make for a healthier lifestyle.
Here are some traffic light foods you should add to your diet today:
- Lean meats
- Low-fat milk
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