Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) February 20, 2008
Author and childhood obesity expert Grandma Bev Grey encourages overweight kids to avoid dieting, eat healthy and get active in her latest article, A Message For Overweight Kids or Teens which is available for download at http://www.grandmashealthykidsclub.com/blog12
Childhood obesity affects many families and many kids find it hard to find someone who understands their challenges and can offer practical help. According to Grandma, help is just down the hall.
The most important advice Grey offers overweight kids and teens is, "don't be afraid to ask your parents for help. Ask your mom or dad for a few minutes of their time to have a private talk with you," she says. "Share your feelings and goals concerning your weight."
When it comes to dieting, Grey warns that, "a restrictive diet is not the answer. Even if you lose a lot of weight, you will probably gain it back, plus some, when the diet is over." To combat childhood obesity she encourages a lifestyle change that includes giving up kid staples such as pizza and soda.
"Just one regular size soda a day can make you gain 10 pounds in a year," states Grey. "Skip the sodas and drink water or low-fat milk instead."
"Good nutrition is the first key to healthy weight loss," says Grey. "If you don't like vegetables, eat them anyway. As you become used to them, you will learn to like most of them, I promise!"
Grey challenges overweight kids to take 10,000 steps each day. "Get a pedometer so that you can record the number of steps you take each day," offers Grey. "Offer to run errands for your parents, run the vacuum, walk the dog. Ride your bike, work out to an exercise video, or join the YMCA or Boys' & Girls' club."
Download the article in its entirety and get menu plans featuring meals and snacks low in fat and sugar as well as fun, get-fit activities for kids of all ages at, http://www.grandmashealthykidsclub.com/blog12
Bev Grey is founder and president of Grandma's Healthy Kids Club, a website that offers age-appropriate weight loss programs and other items for children and adults. She is also author of "The Project", a fictional story for children or adults who work with children, and "Ending the Cycle of Obesity", an e-book containing several articles she has written about healthy living and childhood obesity. Visit http://www.grandmashealthykidsclub.com
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