how to control my baby's appetite ,he is overweight

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my son is six years old ,very cute ,but he is overweight and enjoy eating .he is a gluttonous .now he is almost thirty-five KG .i already tried may ways to reduce his appetite.but those were useless ,he is getting fatter and fatter . in summer his armpit and groin get hurt everyday just because fat and heat. i know it is very painful and i really don't know how to help him . so if anybody has good method to solve this problem or have some good way to help me .please............

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    I feel that is far too heavy for a 6 year old child.

    Have you considered seeking the advice of your doctor who may be able to recommend a suitable dietry regime?

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      thank you archemedes . i haven't gone to see a doctor ,maybe i should consider it . you know as a mother it is so sad watching my baby gets pain . and it is also hard to force him does not to eat . ....
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      The way that you feel is only natural, however this sort of problem is becoming more widespread, so I can only encourage you to seek medical advice as it needs to be attended to.


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    Hi claire13384,

    You say he eats a lot. But more precisely, does he indulge in huge portions of meals, a lot of meat and carbs, ready meals? Or does he munch on tones of crisps, icecreams, chocolate bars or fizzy drinks?

    If you cannot cope with his appetite, I would seek a dietician's advice if I were you and had no idea how to deal with it. What ways did you try to tackle it with? I have had no problems with overweight in my family, but a lot of problems with skin conditions, allergies, and candida overgrowth, and researched a lot about food and way of eating. And I understood, that whatever problems we have, whether it's immunity problems, allergies or struggling with weight- it always comes down to the way we eat- and what we put in our mouths... So to tackle the problem of your son, you might have to change the whole family's eating habbits... Cannot comment any more, as I'm curious what exactly the problem is and what you tried so far. But without that I can say with no hesitation: cut out any processed fats and oils, any form of white sugar, and artificial stuff (all sweets, chocolate bars, jellies, sweet pastries, doughnuts, cookies, biscuits and what not, including any fizzy drinks and juices), add plenty of RAW veggies into your menu. This is how we all should eat- no processed/ ready made food, plenty of raw veggies alongside out balanced meals. If he's got a sweet tooth, you can find plenty of healthy recipes for such desserts which consist sometimes of nuts, and dont use any sugar. I would recommend using Xylitor, or better: erythritol as a sweetener (buy online). Be careful with nuts as they are caloric, but in moderation they are the best source of good fats and microelements. Use extra virgin oil and unrefined flaxseed oil as a source of good fats (never heat them up, just use them cold in salads and dressings). I can see for myself (I am on a very restricted eating regime because of a lot of allergies, candida reactions and skin condition): If I give my body enough nutrients and vitamins ie I eat very healthy and filling, nutricious meals three times a day (not even snacking required) I don't get any cravings and you can put sweets in front of me and I can resist them with no effort- as my body does not need them. But this requires very often a change of a whole lifestyle and cooking way...It seems very hard, but a lot of us don't see our own health as a priority, and nowaday's shop's shelves don't make it any easier... I do hope I haven't scared you off or discouraged. I would love you to get inspired and get interested in healthy eating, as I am sure if you managed to do that, your son's weight would get back to normal just by eating healthily without the need of so called DIETING... All the best to you. If you wanted to know any more, please just give me a shout and I am very willing to try to help you to get started on that journey. I am not any coach, or dietician, nor representing any company. I am a mum of two and one on the way to this world, who had to tackle a lot of healt issues of her own and one of her sons. I got interested in healthy eating, and while im not extreme to the point of being vegetarian or vegan or RAW diet person, I have become very aware of what I used to and what I put into my and my family mouths.... Joanna xx

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