How to Make a Child Lose Weight

Ever wonder how the cast of “The Biggest Loser” keeps their slim figures? There is more than one way to achieve this, and it all starts with food. No, we are not talking about dieting here. We are talking about creating an environment where your child feels happy and comfortable enough in their own skin to eat what they want, when they want. This, my friends, is known as intuitive eating.

You may be familiar with the term “intuitive eating” and how it relates to dieting. When you are told that you are on a “diet” and that you need to restrict yourself to certain foods, it can really upset your child’s psyche. For example, if your toddler is not allowed to have ice cream, but he cries and cries because he wants some, it can create a stressful environment for both of you.

Here’s the thing. Even if your sweet baby loves ice cream and would ask for it every day if you let him, that does not mean that he needs to eat it to stay healthy. In fact, ice cream is a common contributor to childhood obesity. So, the next time your baby asks for ice cream, consider whether or not he actually needs it. If you want to encourage your child to eat healthy and lose weight, you need to create a nurturing and loving environment where they feel comfortable enough in their own skin to make their own choices regarding food and how they process it. This means that even if your baby asks for ice cream every day, you need to say no, but you also need to create an environment where he feels supported and knows that you are working towards his well-being and good nutrition.

Set Up Family Meals

When you set up family meals with your little ones, it helps them learn how to eat healthy because they see you eating healthy. Let your kids help you cook dinner, and try to include them in the decision making process regarding what makes a healthy diet. By doing this, you are giving them ownership over their food choices and showing them that you respect their opinion, even if you don’t agree with it. You can also model good manners when you eat together as a family. This way, your child will learn that eating food with your hands is okay, as long as you wash your hands after.

Be Clear On Goals & Rewards

Just because your child is young does not mean that they will necessarily understand the concept of losing weight. To them, every body is a paradise. So, when you are encouraging your sweet little one to eat healthy, be clear on what you are trying to achieve and how you plan to go about it. For example, do you want your child to gain weight or lose weight?

You can tell your baby that you want them to lose weight, but if their main goal is to satisfy their sweet tooth, then you need to be careful in how you go about creating an environment where they are comfortable making unhealthy choices. Sometimes, getting specific on your goals can help your child understand what is motivating you to encourage healthy eating, even when they are acting in a way that is hard to explain. For example, maybe you are trying to create an environment where your child feels happy and comfortable enough to ask for what he wants, even if it is something that is not healthy. In this case, you can say, “Honey, I want you to be healthy and happy. If you want dessert, I will get you an apple pie. But, I want you to choose healthy food if you are feeling down.”

This is your chance to be their food guide and to set the norms around what constitutes a healthy diet. You can also offer praise and rewards for healthy choices.

Choose Smaller Plates

Do you remember the scene from Toy Story where Woody was trying to eat a hot dog in a coffee mug? The only thing that was growing on screen was his chin. Imagine how horrifying that must have been for a five-year-old. This is why you should always try to serve your food on smaller plates. It helps your child feel like they are eating something manageable. For example, instead of asking for seconds of an entrée, ask your child if they are feeling full. This way, they will not feel overwhelmed by what they are eating and can focus on enjoying themselves.

Offer Variety

If you are following a particular diet plan and sticking to it, then offering your child variety can be a great way to help them stay motivated to eat healthy. Change is challenging for anyone, but especially for young children. If you want to keep your children engaged and interested in what you are trying to teach them, then give them variety in what they eat. This way, they will not get bored and will feel that what you are offering is interesting.

Give Them Personal Motivation

Kids are naturally motivated by their own personal interests. If you want to encourage your child to eat healthy, then you should focus on personal motivation. This way, your baby will feel that what is motivating them is something important to them, and it will help them to be more engaged in their food choices.

For example, if you want to get your kid into good eating habits, then you should focus on what motivates them. Instead of punishing them when they eat something bad, reward them when they eat something good. This is a tried and tested method of changing children’s behavior. It can also increase their confidence and help them to feel happier. You can also get them involved in activities that they enjoy, so that they will feel that what you are asking of them is a reward for doing something they enjoy. This is a great way to get them to follow through on tasks and make them feel that what they are doing is useful. It is all about creating an environment where your child feels that what they want is perfectly okay and that you understand and approve of their needs. This is known as a healthy approach to eating.