Originally Posted by sweet28
Hi I've been really worried about my son...First of all he lives with his grandmother and hes way over weight and hes only 12...He is supposed to be on a diet eating healthier foods but my mother lets him eat what he wants...I'm scared that hes gonna have alot of problems as he gets older..I mean he already has a breathing problem any excercize he does he can't even breath the doctor gave him an inhaler...I'm affraid that in the future he might even die...Hes 197 pounds at 12 and if he keeps going this way he will end up with a heart attack...I tell my mother about this and she justs ignores me...I think the only way hes going to lose weight and be healthy again is that he leaves my mothers house and goes to a program or something because she lets him eat anything he wants...any advise??? thankyou
Kids need a role model, infact, one of the main reason's I became a bodybuilder is because I knew my dad was. you should invite him to come over WHILE YOU WORKOUT, Infact, from the age of 9-13, my dad had me carry all the plates over and put them on and off the bars, carry over his dumbell's etc. (and that was alot of weight) at age 13, I started working out (light) Make him workout, but don't make him think he is. just tell him you "need his help" and have him do things for you. (anything he does, you must also do, that way he feels as though he's helping and not, as Naxis says, Being punished) just get him involved is all you have to do. And yes, if he sees you eating healthy, in time, he will too (hint hint). Don't put him on an official diet, doesn't matter how overweight a kid is that isn't fair, and you will be considered the bad guy.
You have to help him to start making informed decisions about what he eats so that he chooses
to eat healthy, and isn't forced to.
that's my opinion/experience, take it or leave it
talk to ya later