Is your child a candidate for a weight loss program?
It only takes a few extra pounds on a child to make him or her feel uncomfortable in their clothes; their movement becomes restricted, and they lose excitement for any physical activity. It takes many extra pounds to develop obesity-related health conditions, but when kids slow down, their weight gain speeds up.
If you feel your child is gaining weight, your child may develop symptoms of metabolic syndrome. A few symptoms to look for are:
- Sleep Apnea
- High Blood Pleasure
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Osteoarthritis/Joint Pain
It is easy for your child to gain weight without ever being aware of it or understanding why. Look for the following behavioral patterns:
- Is your child always hungry?
- Does your child never seem full?
- Does your child prefer to watch television, play video games, or get on the Internet rather than to be physically active?
- Is your child shy or withdrawn around other kids?
- Does your child always choose a sugar or starch for meals and snacks?
- Does your child choose sugars and starches when stressed, bored, or upset?
If you feel your child is gaining weight and is participating in any of the above behavioral patterns, it is time to start considering ways to help your child make a change. We provide weight loss programs to help your child create positive lifestyle changes such as: fun physical activity, enjoying better quality food, and improving sense of self. If you think your child is at risk for a weight problem or is at risk of developing metabolic syndrome, you need to talk with their pediatrician about their BMI and growth rate. Contact us to learn more about our weight loss programs: The Junior Weigh and Lean Teens.
A referral from the patient’s pediatrician is required to enter both The Junior Weigh weight loss program and Lean Teens surgical weight loss program. Please contact us after you have spoken with your child’s pediatrician about their BMI and growth chart.