Many attribute that to a fat child is a healthy child, however, an obese child can be severely malnourished. The obesity in children is something that should always be addressed, taking into account that these conditions a child consumes more calories than necessary, so you can achieve high levels of malnutrition and that the thick adipose tissue that shows robust, could lead to a long series of illnesses and problems of all kinds.
This article is written for parents or people who are responsible children or adolescents with this problem . It is necessary not to overlook the condition that, as noted above, may result in a number of shortcomings and problems in particular cardiac, cholesterol, skin problems, diabetes, problems in bones and joints, mood disturbances, fatigue, depression, anxiety, low self esteem and a long list of sensitive health situations that can be avoided if we begin to prevent and educate children in a culture of food awareness and healthy.
Obesity is a problem that is increasing daily, according to UNICEF (United Nations Fund for Children), there are currently more than 2000 million children and adolescents with obesity in the world , indicating that obese children are 12 years of a 75% chance of being obese as adults, most younger children have a probability of 25%, which says that if obesity is treated with due time attention, this problem could really be eradicated.
The main thing is that there should be, by adults, a more conscious attitude toward certain behavior patterns that have been acquired by wrong beliefs, because of information in recent years that comes to us through various means external advertising and television.
It is therefore very important that parents, guardians and teachers to take the proper consciousness and begin to inculcate the children that not everything you see and read in various advertising media is true, and talking to each other at their age, the serious problems resulting in a poor diet and excessive consumption of sugar, fat and fried food or junk. We must begin to encourage a sense of respect for his body, which is sometimes very difficult when someone is in charge of children or teenagers do not have a deep respect for your body, then the school could become a valuable tedious sermon, easy forget the children and adolescents, because it certainly convey such a lesson if it does not really expose a genuine interest in what you want to convey. However, despite the fact that the parent or guardian is not really an expert on health and nutrition, can greatly help with your screen if you really intend to pass on interest is a new food consciousness and following some simple advice that only require a constant encouragement and patience for the young or the child is gradually doing the habit in your life.
Seeding a new consciousness
A continuación damos algunos consejos para disminuir, evitar y hasta erradicar la obesidad. No podemos abarcar todo el tema debido a que sería este articulo muy extenso, más damos algunos de los consejos que consideramos más importantes . It is necessary to emphasize the importance of adults that this is ultimately for the teenagers and children, training them in a culture of healthy habits is one of the most precious gift for their welfare.
To start be avoided, as more likely to be the consumption of white sugar and all products containing it. This is perhaps one of the hardest habits to form, because nearly all foods, especially processed sugars, and further that the palate is very poorly used to consume foods and drinks too sugary. The problem is that the child got used to take drinks, smoothies, drinks and food too sweet, and this habit when young can become something almost impossible to remove.
So as to begin with this culture of childhood, and to accustom the child from small things to make with little sugar , if indeed it can be sweetened with honey much better, and not used when no sugar is not necessary, ie not to add sugar to fruit or cereal when they already have. If the child is more accustomed to sugar and then be gradually reduced Irla of their diet. That is, if you previously put two tablespoons of sugar to the liquid, is now half past one, then one. If asked for sugar cereal or fruit, put less and less and try honey gradually. If a young person, and can speak more openly of the terrible consequences as the sugar causes, including the problem of obesity, so that is being responsible and aware of what is consumed.
In the case of beverages, it is the same. Accustom the children to drink juice or processed in the stores can be very harmful in the long term. Soft drinks and sweetened beverages cause quite a number of disorders actually harmful to health, including obesity. It is always better to give the child water with very little fruit or sugar in fact, give only water natural , which is remarkable for the body dispose of toxins and clean the excess body fat. However, if the habit is already formed and children are consumers of soft drinks, you need more patience to Irles adapting to healthier beverages, offer water and fruit, natural juices or pure water when they drink. If we go slowly and from time to time they talked about the importance of food, slowly make children aware of doing this. In adolescents, as argued above, it is a matter of talking with them, and if we can still handle the option of drinks and offer healthier foods, we should certainly do so.
avoid buying sweets and junk food (sweets) to children and give them fruit. This is something that many moms feel far removed from reality, they believe that it is possible that your son likes junk "The point here is that children eat junk (sweets) because it is they encounter and what they said on TV and what the palate asked. But we should say that many times is the short time available, not to say that some slack is for taking the time to the preparation of cocktails like candy from a child, what makes the child having to go reaches only a processed product. Often the adult is easier to buy something quick in the store, and then the child is accustomed. However, it can have on hand fruits like apples, peaches, bananas, etc., so that when the child is craving for something sweet, be able to use the fruit. Certainly a child used to eat sweets and fried very difficult prefer fruit, but you can go to treatment, for example, tell them to buy something at the store if they choose before they eat any fruit. If we are insistent about this and learn to negotiate a friendly, little by little the child will begin to satisfy their need for sugar, fruit, and will reduce the consumption of sugar and junk.
Another factor that can greatly help to reduce child obesity is to control your money given to the school. Usually, the child or young person will prefer to buy what they always dictates the palate, this is healthy or not. However, if we make a healthy lunch and give you little money (or not give) the child will have to go little by little getting used to eating less and buy what you are commanded.
It is very necessary
include in the diet of children and adolescents any salad always plenty of fresh vegetables and remove products or fried with too much fat as sausages. We know that children and teenagers love pizza, hamburgers, the Hotdogs, pasta and all the food very tasty. But we must learn to manage and negotiate what they eat. For example, say "ok, eat pizza, but eat a salad first" Such negotiations are accustomed to children to eat better educated, and soon your body will begin to reflect the new change of diet.
Do not forget to instill both children and adolescents taste for physical activity . This is a good complement to what the child consumed and to assimilate it can be distributed with maximum benefit in the body. No need big routines, walking, playing outdoors, or take a boat ride are activities that are of great benefit.
Finally, while it is good to implement this type of diet and culture for all children and adolescents, should fit in severe cases of obesity since each person has their own calorie needs. If the case of obesity is very severe, it is always advisable the advice of a doctor who specializes in diet and nutrition.