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anyone got a sucess story with weight loss in a small child?

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My gorgeous dd is overweight for her age on the nhs bmi calculator. She's 75 febrile forthright but 93rd for weight. On her growth charts she's following a curve and was the same weight centile a year ago but a bit taller then.

So, the plan is to increase her activity and cut out extra portions. She does have a big appetite but has v little processed food or sweet foods other than fruit. No drinks other than water or milk. She's pescatarian. We all eat the same meals, together.

I'm giving us 6months before we weigh her again as I don't want it to be an obsession and want to make it a family life style approach. The rest of us are slim and active. I think she's v active already, certainly way more active than her sibling at the same age, who is of average height and build but I guess I'm doing something wrong!

DH was the same build as a child and slimmed right down by 6 or 7 years but I'm terribly worried about it.

Do tell me your success stories please!

WEIGHT not forthright!

Footle Thu 21-Aug-14 15:41:23

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She's 2.5
Mothers worry, don't they? It's not strange to want her to be a healthy weight?

NorwaySpruce Thu 21-Aug-14 16:07:07

I really wouldn't start acting on this in a toddler.

Unless your child is obese (and if that were the case at 2 YO, I'd see a doctor), I'd back right off with the obsessing about weight/activity/food and just see how things go over the next few years.

AlpacaMyBags Thu 21-Aug-14 16:10:15

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Pootrouble Fri 22-Aug-14 11:07:29

Seriously dont panic. 2year olds are meant to be cute and chubby! My eldest was on 95th for weight and 50th for height up til age 5. Now shes ten shes under the 50th for weight as shes so active

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