Our culture teaches us that there is little worse than being fat. If you have a pudgy preschooler, chances are, you are a little freaked out. You are willing to try pretty much anything to save your child from the future you. 27% of America’s 2 to 5 year olds are overweight or obese, for 6 to 11 year olds it’s 33%. Even 10% of our infants are too heavy for their length.
But research shows that putting a child on a diet can cause physical and emotional problems that last into adulthood. The less obvious answer is more effective and simple – but, in a way, harder.
Doctors warn against dieting in the old school, low-cal, low-fat sense of the word...Read More