Parent of an Overweight Child? *Sensible* advice, for a change

{As a follow up to yesterday's dieting Tiger Mom, sensible advice from Ellyn Satter, registered dietician and counselor specializing in eating competency.}Children come in all sizes - some are big, some are small, some are sturdy or even chubby, others are slender. If your child's weight is relatively high, even if it plots above the 95th or even the 97th percentile, it is likely to be normal if it follows along a particular percentile curve on the growth chart.On the other hand, if … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Ellyn Satter on Emotional Eating

~it's NORMAL, it DOESN'T CAUSE WEIGHT GAIN, and RESTRICTING makes it worse...but it can be abused~{I'm delighted to welcome dietician Ellyn Satter to the blog today with a re-print of her article on emotional eating! Thanks, Ellyn!}In my review of the January through June issues of the journal Appetite, I found that a high number of articles addressed emotional eating. As with earlier articles on the topic, the underlying assumption of authors was that emotional eating is to blame for … [Read more...]


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