Definitely not. A very low calorie diet is usually nutritionally inadequate. It’s not going meet requirements for growth of the child. .
Dieting in any shape or form for anyone is not recommended. Diet is something that's full of deprivation, and it’s really ultimately something you will go off in the end. So it’s all about education. It’s about educating your child to make better choices and educating the child to have better food habits.
So, certainly there are things that you can do, definitely decreasing the sugar intake in the diet. So that can be sweet treats, certainly sugary drinks, definitely decreasing the fat intake. So that comes down to LIMITING takeaway and snack choices, and also choosing lean meats and fat reduced dairy products, and looking at portion sizes and snacking.
Now, THESE SUGGESTIONS can be encompassed into every day regular healthy eating without putting the child on a diet, and of course the other big thing is exercise. We know that the more screen time a child has, the more trouble they have managing their weight. Really the recommendation for screen time is less than an hour a day.
CHILDHOOD OBESITY SHOULD BE TACKLED WITH HEALTHY EATING OF UNPROCESSED FOODS,TAKING CARE OF PORTION SIZES,LIMITING HIGH CALORIE DRINKS AND DAILY EXERCISE-THE SAME RECOMMENDATIONS AS FOR ADULTS.
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