Happy Thursday morning!
Are you ready?
It's PODCAST TIME!!!
This episode is a BIG one. Whether we like it or not, we've grown up in a world where weight MATTERS and any parent can, at one time or another, find themselves worrying about their children's weight, what it means about their growth, health, eating patterns, and/or vigilantly trying to "prevent" a problem.
Unfortunately, the majority of methods for helping children “manage their weight” actually backfire - resulting in children with more food issues, body image issues, and higher weights. So what to do? How can we help our children without interfering with their normal physiological processes?
Understand Appetite, Weight, and How to Help your Child Without Harming.
In this episode I discuss:
BMI (Body Mass Index) - what is it? What does it mean?
Where do competent eaters fall on the BMI scale?
Can we intentionally push weight up or down?
The DISTORTION in our culture when it comes to what we’ve been taught is good and appropriate weight, body shape, and appetite.
How to tell the difference between the distortion and a real problem.
IF there is a problem, how can we help our children without harming!
This episode is perfect for those interested in understanding more about the links between weight, growth, appetite and health; for those worried about a child that falls too low or too high on the BMI scale and isn't sure where to start; for those who fear their children will end up in bodies "just like theirs" and so want to interfere BEFORE their is a weight problem; and for those trying to figure out if their child even has a weight problem to begin with!