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What is childhood obesity? How to treat childhood obesity?

• Obesity is a condition where the body gains weight way more than the ideal weight.
• Obesity means an excess amount of body fat.
• Pediatric obesity represents one of our greatest health challenges.
• Obesity has a profound effect on a patient’s life.
• Obesity increases the patient’s risk of numerous health problems.
• It also can create emotional and social problems.
• Obese children are also more likely to be obese as adults.
• It increases their lifelong risk of serious health problems such as heart disease and stroke.
• If your child or teenager is overweight, further weight gain can be prevented.

Childhood Obesity Treatment

• The most important thing parents can do for an obese child is to be supportive.
• Child’s feelings about himself or herself are at least partly determined by your feelings.
• Let your child know that you love and accept him or her — at any weight.
• Encourage.
• Do not criticize.
• Be aware of your child’s concerns about appearance and social relationships.

Other general tips to fight obesity
• Honey is considered an effective home remedy. Make a mixture of two teaspoon of lime juice, one teaspoon of honey, in a glass of water and add some pepper to it. Have it regularly the first thing in the morning.
• Stop snacking between meals.
• Train the self to have less food.
• Instead of eating only 2 meals during the day like lunch & dinner, try to eat 4-5 more small meals. Let them be spaced 2-3 hours apart during the day. This helps to increase the metabolic rate of the body.
• Spices like ginger, cinnamon, black pepper etc. are good for losing weight.
• Drink ginger tea 2-3 times a day. Ginger tea is a good remedy for obesity.
• Two teaspoon of lime juice added to water also helps in losing weight. Have it frequently.
• Drink a glass of boiled water daily after every meal. It will also help in naturally curing obesity.
• The diet should include green leafy vegetables, tomatoes and carrots. They are low in calories, but high in vitamins and minerals and have real food value.
• Increase the quantity of fruits and vegetables and low calorie foods.
• Eat a tomato salad for breakfast. It can bring about fast weight loss.
• Try to eat 10-12 fully grown curry leaves every morning. Eat them for 3 to 4 months. It may prove beneficial in losing weight.
• Take a handful of jujube or Indian plum leaves. It should be soaked overnight in water. You can drink this water in the morning and preferably in an empty stomach. This treatment should be continued for at least one month to achieve good results.
• Cabbage is considered to be an excellent home remedy for obesity. Adding cabbage in a meal would be the simplest way to fight obesity. Raw or cooked cabbage inhibits the conversion of sugar and other carbohydrates into fat. Cabbage has a great food value.
• Taking whole grains like ragi can be helpful in decreasing the constant desire to eat. It has a low glycemic index and can help to suppress appetite.
• Reduce the daily calorie intake.
• Chew a thin slice of fresh ginger root a few minutes before meals.
• Grate a little ginger, mix with some lemon juice and salt, and eat a pinch or two.
• Finger millet is an ideal food for the obese. Its digestion is slow.
• Chutney of green mint with some simple spices can be taken with meals.
• Mint tea helps as Mint is very helpful in losing weight.

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