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Itís Not Baby Fat: The Real Reasons Your Child is Gaining Weight (2909 hits)

Standing 5 feet 6 inches and approaching 200 pounds during my late adolescent/early teenage years, I can still recall the many times that family members referred to me as having "baby fat". Even at my young age I remember being annoyed by this statement, as in my heart, I knew that my ever-expanding waistline was solely due to all the fast food and junk food I regularly indulged in day in and day out.

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Interestingly enough, a primary difference between my situation then and that of many kids these days is the fact that my parents werenít enabling my unhealthy eating behaviors.

They didnít know that I had been walking 3-plus miles to and from school in order to save my bus fare in an effort to buy rib tips, fried chicken, and French fries smothered in sauce from the local barbecue house. They didnít know that when I was running short of cash, my friends would foot the food bill. Being taller and bigger than most girls my age, I was quite a dominant force so this was pretty easy to do.

However, once my secret eating habits were uncovered, my mother took immediate action, which ultimately led to an almost immediate 65-pound weight loss. I emphasize again: My mother took action.

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Posted By: Dr. Nina Cherie Franklin
Saturday, December 10th 2016 at 11:17AM
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