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how to lose weight quickly my daughter is over weigthed and she’s only 11?

how to lose weight for an over weighted child?

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  1. m v said :

    have her eat better and keep her active. also did you know thoes who perfer sugar snacks are more likely to eat fruit so if she like sugar give her some fruit

  2. ktyforce2 said :

    She needs to play a sport or excerise. and watch her diet~katy~

  3. retrodragonfly said :

    If she wants to lose weight, let her find her way to lose it.

  4. mac said :

    exersize and eat healthy.

  5. Dr. 360 said :

    First off, diet is a big issue. I would reccommend that all sugary drinks like soda and other high fructose syrup drinks be cut out of their diet and replaced by water or flavored vitamin waters. That will cut lots of empty calories off the top.

    Exercise is also very important, even just going outside and playing with friends in the case of an 11 year old. Make sure to cut down their inactive time watching TV and playing video games and just get her moving with other activities.

  6. stascia said :

    if your daughter really and truly wants to lose weight and keep it off, it is best to do it slowly. losing weight slowly is the best way to do it healthy and to ensure the weight will stay off. if you lose weight too quickly, there is a high chance it will come back.

    i would suggest getting your daughter more active…get her involved in an exercise program at a local gym, sign her up for some sort of team sport (basketball, volleyball, etc) or maybe even get her involved in an individual sport (tennis, swimming, etc). anything where she can interact with other kids her own age is good for her at this point in her life and she will probably be more willing to participate if she is around her peers.

    as for eating, she will need to make healthy choices. as her mother, you can make healthy choices for her at home by making healthy dinners for her, including things like chicken, fish, vegetables, and fruits. you can make every effort to cut junk food out of the house – you and other family members will have to sacrifice as well for her to succeed. however, when she is at school, she is old enough to make choices on her own. if she succumbs to peer pressure of her friends and decides to eat hot dogs, hamburgers, fries, and soad, that is her decision. you can teach her what is good for her and what she should avoid in order to lose weight, but ultimately, as long as she is at school, her food choices are her own. all you can hope to do is influence her choices and to reinforce good healthy eating habits at home.

  7. Jester said :

    See your doctor and stay positive. Research shows that parents who put a lot of weight pressure on their children have higher obesity rates. Take it from a former tubby teen, criticizm, no matter how good the intentions, sound like “I’d like you better if you were thin”. Serve healthy food in your house (for everyone) and get her involved in athletics and physical activities. Go for walks together. I guess what I’m saying is there is nothing you can say, only things you can do with her to help her. Some kids are just heavy. Love her anyways. Some kids start heavy and stretch out as they grow. Love her anyway.

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  9. allforljc0315 said :

    When I was 11 I was over weight! Then when i was 12 I started losing weight. The way I did it was I counted calories, drank lots of water and exercised none of which I did before it really reall worked

  10. speederman said :

    buy DDR for your child i got my toatal set for 60. i lost 2 pounds in 1 week. when she first does it, the next day her muscles will be really sore, but make her still do it for atleast 10 minutes! increase the time by 20 minutes or so everday until you get up to 2 hours a day. it really works. also make her eat right, veggies, fruits etc.

    but treat her on friday!

  11. Jennifer B said :

    What are you FEEDING HER??

    If you have crappy eating habits you have nobody to thank for your 11 yr old being overweight but yourself and chances are you are overweight too.

    Stop buying the cookies, potato chips, sodas, chocolate bars, ice cream, and crappy snacks and start filling the fridge with HEALTHY snacks and Mini Crispies (Flavour Rice Cakes).

    If the crappy food isn’t in the house and you aren’t frying every meal or bringing home fattening pizza and french fries and hamburgers every night she’ll slim down and SO WILL YOU!!!

  12. Kay said :

    There’s no quick solution to losing weight. Losing weight to fast is unhealthy, and she would gain it right back.
    Put her on a diet. Make sure she drinks lots of water, cut the sugar out, lots of fruit and vegetables. If it doesn’t come out the ground, it’s not healthy. Have her eat six times a day, (small proportions) exercise, vitamins, and let her take up some kind of sport.
    I wish you the best!!!

  13. RMarcin said :

    The good news is that your daughter is only 11 years old and you can still make a huge difference in her health and, as a by product of that, her weight. However, as you no doubt know, at 11 years old, she’s extremely sensitive and vulnerable to criticism, especially about her appearance so this issue needs to be handled with extreme care.

    If I were you, I would not make this about her losing weight. I would make this about getting the entire family ‘healthier’. Start cooking healthy meals and serving in smaller portions…for everyone. That way she’s not being singled out and it won’t hurt anyone to eat healthy foods in appropriate portions. When it comes to snacks, nix the unhealthy ones, don’t even have them in the house because, really, no one needs unhealthy snacks. Instead, replace them with ready to go, individual baggies of fresh fruits and veggies. Replace soda with water (flavored water is also good), that will make a huge difference. Also, work on getting more activity into your family lifestyle. Instead of sitting around watching tv, go out for a family bike ride or a long walk.

    Again, whatever you do, make this about a healthier family lifestyle and not about her weight. That way you will all get healthier, she will drop some weight and learn new, healthier eating habits that will help her keep the weight off and she won’t develop low self esteem or be self-conscious about her appearance.

  14. Josh said :

    Well there is no quick way to lose weight in a healthy fashion. Try serving her nutritious food that is low in fat and doesn’t have a lot of carbs. If she is a big pop drinker, she should stop drinking that, or just drink it sparingly. You should encourage to become more active and make sure she is fully hydrated. Drinking water actually will help her lose weight. It will give her body what it needs to exercise and stay active. Monitor her weight, she should lose no more than 2 lbs a week. Any additional weight loss is usually from water and muscle weight. Also, make sure she is getting all is vitamins and minerals. Try less caloric substitutions. If she usually drinks vitamin D milk, start her on some skim milk. Fast food and pizza is a no no. I hope this helps and good luck to your daughter.

  15. Ginkgo said :

    The way you have been taught to eat is responsible for making obesity the number one health problem in the world (according to Atlantic Monthly magazine) replacing hunger and infectious disease. You need to re-learn how to eat so you can become thin. Not a diet, but diet lifestyle.

    Find out about fastest way to lose weight, gradual ways to lose weight, most effective exercise and anti-water. Lose bodyfat and retained water which also makes you a lot fatter (bloated). Most important– make sure to read the last “fat loss tip”, first before anything else, to see the number one food that causes Americans to be fat.

  16. otzalockalickum said :

    First of all, don’t put all the focus on body image, just think of the message you’re sending her. It’s important for her to be healthy rather than a psychological mess. If you know that she’s over weight, then you have to make changes in both yours and her lifestyles. Chances are that she has developed bad eating and exercising habits from your family. Everyone should help her by doing exercise and eating right together. This will help take the focus solely off of her and should boost her energy to making healthy choices.
    Keep junk food out of the house. Buy low fat or fat free snacks. Eat salads and natural fruits and vegetables. Anything packed with fiber will actually reduce your calories. Exercise regularly and participate in family walks, bike rides or outdoor games. Also, increasing your exercise routine weekly will burn more calories and that will make you keep losing weight.
    Just make sure that she is healthy first. If you are worried that she could potentially have health problems because of her weight, you should probably ask her doctor. Good luck.

  17. Jason L said :

    Generally speaking, whats more important is body fat percentage or body composition, but as another general rule, start at 5’0/100lbs and add 5 pounds per inch of height. So at 5’3, 115 would be ideal. It wouldnt hurt to probably lose 5-10 pounds though.

    Cardio, cardio, cardio. This helps you with the simple philosophy behind fat loss: Burn more calories than you take in. If your goal is fat loss, incorporate 4–6, 30–60-minute sessions per week into your training schedule.

    Of iron and sweat. If your goal is to lean out, follow your weight training with cardio. Since lifting depletes glycogen stores, your body is more likely to use fat as its first fuel source during cardio. Also, the combination of the two results in a higher caloric burn post workout.

    Tread heavily. What’s the best exercise and intensity to burn maximal fat? Researchers found that jogging on the treadmill at about 70% of your maximal heart rate, or MHR (subtract your age from 220 and multiply by 0.7 for your heart rate in beats per minute), was optimal, burning about 40 grams of fat per hour of exercise. Going above or below this intensity burned significantly less fat, as did pedaling on a stationary cycle, regardless of intensity.

    Run hungry. If you can stomach getting up earlier, perform cardio before your first meal of the day. Your body is most likely to use fat as the first energy source because your glycogen stores are depleted. If you’re concerned with muscle loss, take 10–20 grams of whey protein before your session, but stay away from carbs.

    Post-cardio burn. Following aerobic exercise, your resting metabolic rate remains elevated for anywhere from 60 minutes to about 12 hours, depending on the intensity and duration of the exercise session.

    Move outdoors. Try your next outdoor run on sand, which is more difficult than running on harder surfaces like cement. It’s easier on the joints as well, but wear shoes to avoid stress fractures and protect your feet from glass. Running on grass is also a welcome relief to joints and arches.

    Taper off. Instead of starting slow and building up speed, do your high-intensity cardio early in your workout and taper off to a slow finish to burn significantly more fat. After a 2–3-minute warm-up, immediately kick it into high gear (80%–85% max heart rate) for 15–20 minutes before slowing down (60%–65% max heart rate) for the last 10–20 minutes.

    Vary your cardio. Whether you’re lifting weights or doing cardio, the trick is to keep your body from adapting to what you’re doing. Regularly changing your cardio mode is the best way to keep your body responding to your efforts.

    Interval for success. Unless you’re a highly conditioned athlete, you can’t maintain a very intense pace for very long, so the best way to improve your aerobic fitness and burn fat is with intervals. That is, you alternate very intense periods of work with lower-intensity sessions in which you recover.

    No butts. Smoking deprives cells of the oxygen they need to maximize metabolism, keeps muscles from repairing themselves after exercise and makes cardio a lot tougher. Plus, your smoke-scented clothes are sure to irritate fellow gym rats.

    Fidget to fight fat. Are you a fidgeter? Maybe you should be. Several studies have shown that toe-tapers, while completely annoying at the office, will burn more calories over the course of the day than the stationary man.


    Stay hydrated. Active individuals actually require more water and should aim to consume roughly 1 gallon per day to avoid becoming dehydrated. And if you’re one of those people who hate drinking water, consider this: Dehydrated individuals burn less fat than their well-watered counterparts.

    Eat more frequently. Eating 5–6 small meals a day as opposed to “three squares a day” causes your metabolism to work constantly. Eating larger meals, on the other hand, slows your metabolism and forces leftover calories to be stored as fat.

    Eat protein. Since muscle-building is the fastest route to slim down, you want to make sure that your protein consumption is enough to keep up with your weight training. Eat too little protein and your gains could be much slower. Get 1–1.5 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight per day to help your muscle gains along. Use protein bars and shakes to supplement your whole-food consumption and stave off cravings.

    Get leafy. Those who eat a salad before dinner tend to consume less calories overall during dinner. But don’t sabotage yourself — stay away from high-fat dressings like ranch, blue cheese and Caesar.

    Skip happy hour. Alcohol consumption can temporarily blunt testosterone levels, hindering muscle repair and growth and blunting sexual drive. Also, the calories from alcoholic beverages — in the neighborhood of 100–200 each without cocktail mixers — add up faster than you may think.

    Cut out soda. Instead, rely on water and other flavored drinks like Crystal Light to get your fluids every day. If you drink one soda per day, you’re adding 1,750 calories per week to your diet. Also, studies have shown that those who regularly consume diet sodas tend to gain weight in the long run because of overindulgences elsewhere.

    Calories out! The goal in any fat-loss or weight-loss program should be to burn more calories than you consume. Aim to cut total calorie consumption by about 250 calories per day. Yes, that means you’ll have to figure out how many calories you eat in a normal day. Get on it. The math will pay big dividends later.

    Got the munchies? If you can do without the butter and salt, plain popcorn is a winner. Two quarts has the same number of calories as just 20 potato chips. By substituting 1 cup of plain, unbuttered popcorn for a 1-ounce bag of chips, you’ll save 135 calories and 10 grams of fat.

    The magical fruit. Subjects who ate half of a grapefruit with meals or drank 8 ounces of grapefruit juice three times a day lost 4 pounds (with some losing more than 10 pounds) in 12 weeks without dieting.

    Carb smart. Keep your carbohydrates low to moderate when trying to lose weight. If you rotate low- and high-carb days, you’ll be able to keep your energy levels up while running a caloric deficit. Good, clean, fiber-rich carbs include oats, potatoes, rice and whole-grain bread. Also, limit high-carb drinks like fruit juice to post workout, when your body needs carbs to speed recovery.

    Operation Dinner Out. Be diligent when ordering in a restaurant. Have your meats grilled without oil or grease. Ask for steamed vegetables with no butter. Get a salad (no cheese) with either low-fat dressing or vinaigrette.

    Avoid simple sugars. Too much sugar in your diet can wreak havoc on your metabolism by spiking your insulin response and promoting the accumulation of body fat over time. Immediately after exercise, however, is an ideal time to ingest simple sugars; otherwise, steer clear.

    GI Low. For most of the day, your carb options should be of the low-glycolic variety, meaning they’re digested and burned more slowly. Athletes who eat low-GI carbs burn more fat throughout the day.

    Eat more fiber. Fiber, both soluble and insoluble, is essential to health and helps decrease body fat. Adults should consume 35–40 grams of fiber per day, with about a third of that coming from insoluble fibrous sources. Along with whole grains rich in beneficial fiber, consume high amounts of fibrous vegetables, such as broccoli, to attain your daily intake. High-fiber foods also promote satiety.

    Timed consumption. When you eat is just as important as what you eat. Many people who eat way too much at night should re-evaluate their eating patterns. Eat two-thirds of your day’s calories before dinnertime to avoid overeating late in the day.

    Prepare. Watch what you eat around work. If your workplace serves nothing healthy, tote food or snacks along with you. If you’re attending a workplace function in which only junk food is served, pre-eat. Having recently eaten something that’s healthy and adequate in calories to meet your energy needs, it’s easier to say no to the junk and empty calories.

    Get yolked. Eating eggs for breakfast was recently found to reduce hunger and food intake for up to 24 hours.

    Slow down, Turbo! Successful dieters and fitness buffs will tell you that fast eating and body fat go hand in hand because you end up overeating. It takes about 10 minutes for the food in your stomach to signal your brain that you’ve eaten enough.

    Don’t be salty. Excess sodium consumption can make you look softer and cause you to burn less fat. Most people get way too much, anyway, especially if you eat a lot of processed foods. To help you look leaner and strip sodium from your diet, drink more water, cut back on highly processed foods and switch to potassium chloride to season your foods.

    Got milk? Research has shown that individuals who consume high levels of dietary calcium in a 24-hour period had higher rates of fat oxidation that day than those who consumed lesser amounts. So stock up on low-fat versions of cheese, milk and yogurt; if you’re lactose intolerant, choose dark-green leafy vegetables, legumes and almonds.

    Go nuts! Eating a handful of almonds was found to help test subjects lose 62% more weight, 56% more fat and 50% more from their waistline after 24 weeks compared to those who followed the same diet without almonds.


    Invest in a fat-burner. Consult your doctor before trying a fat-burner if you have any pre-existing medical conditions such as asthma or high blood pressure, as fat-burners can exacerbate those conditions. New products that combine multiple ingredients, such as Hydroxycut Hardcore and Lipid Fx, work well.

    Have a tea party. Green tea, in beverage or capsule form, is a reliable fat-burning aid and is generally safe for most people.

    Caffeinate. Drinking coffee before cardio will cause you to burn more fat. Subjects who consumed 300 mg of caffeine two hours before exercising on a stationary bike for 30 minutes were not only able to work out at a higher intensity (more total calories burned) but they also used a much greater percentage of body fat for fuel.

    Aminos work, too. Researchers found that subjects who ingested about 3 grams of an amino acid mixture before one hour of moderate-intensity exercise on a stationary bike burned the same amount of total calories but more fat than those taking a placebo drink.

    The Transporter. Carnitine, which helps transport fats to where they can be burned in the mitochondria of muscle and other cells, can help you burn more fat. One study showed that three weeks of carnitine supplementation increased carnitine levels in muscle and enhanced fat usage during exercise. Another study showed that just 10 days of carnitine supplementation (3 grams per day) increased the amount of fat burned.

    Fat for fuel faster. Hydroxycitrate (HCA) appears to enhance fat loss, according to researchers. Subjects taking HCA were able to work out longer and harder, and the amount of calories they burned from fat during the hour of exercise increased. Try taking 250–1,000 mg once or twice a day.

    Builder/burner. Creatine not only helps build muscle but can aid in body fat loss. Soldiers who took creatine (as opposed to the group that got a placebo) increased strength and muscle mass, but also averaged a 0.5% reduction in body fat percentage, with several subjects dropping more than 1% body fat.

    Take CLA. Conjugated linoleic acid has come into vogue in bodybuilding circles as a fat-burner. Several studies in humans have shown modest effects on fat loss. Try 3 grams per day.


    Recruit a partner. Weight training with the right partner can help push and motivate you beyond what you’d achieve on your own. He or she can also be a positive and healthy source of competition, if that’s a characteristic that helps drive you in accomplishing specific goals.

    Discipline. Tired of how you look? Then understand you’re the only one who can change it. Resolve to do it and do it. Create a plan and carry it out, budgeting time for the gym, food prep and rest for the week.

    But be flexible. While you should be rigid about your workout times and food intake, don’t lock yourself into lofty goals such as “I will lose 10 pounds in my first two weeks.” You’re setting yourself up for a fall. Instead, aim to shed up to 2 pounds per week after weeks 4–5. Anything earlier or greater than that should be the fat-free icing on your cake!

    Be a fitness nerd. Watch and read everything you can get your hands on (such as Muscle & Fitness) to learn more about the body, exercise and nutrition. The more you know, the better off you’ll be in the gym.

    Join a league or run a race. Many people lack the drive to keep to a regular routine. Giving yourself a reason to get into shape (or stay that way) is a great way to stay on course with your goals. Signing up for a 10K or joining a league in your favorite sport is often motivation enough not to miss your next gym session.

    Cheat. To avoid going insane with anger over what you can or can’t eat, allow yourself 1–2 cheat meals per week, depending on how dedicated you can be. Small indulgences make dieting more tolerable, keeping you on track longer.

    Stay the course. The watchword for taking off that extra layer of body fat is consistency. Stick with it, even if the first week or two are tough — by the third week, you’ll start to form a habit.

    Be goal-oriented. To succeed, keep track of your goals. Make them attainable, and write them down to increase your chances of success. Set small goals — such as dropping 5 pounds or losing 2 inches off your waist — that are measurable and attainable. Once you hit those goals, set new ones to keep yourself motivated.

    Picture this. Get motivated by hanging up a picture of yourself today next to one from a magazine of what you want to look like. Dream big, but be realistic: You can have a far-improved physique in a month, but more dramatic changes take more time.

    Chart progress. Weigh yourself naked just once per week, at the same time of day, preferably on the same scale to ensure accuracy.

    email me at [email protected] for more advice etc.

    BA in Health and Fitness, Certifed Personal Trainer, Wellness Specialist with the YMCA

  18. verityy said :

    If I were you, I would play a fun weight-loss game with her.

    First, i will start with finding out what are her hot buttons and how I can link the benefits of weight loss to her hot buttons. Eg, does she like to be admired by others? Does she have a strong sense of responsibility or does she like freedom?

    I will then keep repeating benefit statements to her throughout the day and then when i think she is mentally ready, i will sit down and tell her more benefits of being of a healthy weight and play a weight loss game with her.

    Maybe you can design a board game tat says 1-15 (if she needs to lose 15 pounds) Every one or two step that she takes, give her a reward or bring her to do something fun that will also help her lose weight.

    Do research with her and source out yummy and healthy foods to eat because diet makes a big difference to weight gain and weight loss. Play did you know games..
    EG; did you know tat sugared drinks have 40gm of refined sugar in every can? If you consume one can a day, your chances of getting diabetis is 90 times higher.

    Did you know one can of coke consumed will cause your immune system to shut down for nine hours? What does that mena? that means when Mr Virus or Mr Flu comes knocking on your door… there will be no one there to stop him, he will come right in and fall sick. Think of the times you are sick. Do you enjoy being sick?

    Bring her out for more activities, inline skating, swimming.. make it fun!

    Good luck!

    Do remember to praise her for all her little efforts and successes!

  19. Mike said :

    The following healthy living recommendations will help you if you’re trying to lose weight, tone up your muscles, have aspirations of building lean muscle mass, are attempting to get a wash board stomach, or just want to feel better:

    *1) Burn more calories then you’re consuming everyday and measure your results using the following formula: Calories Consumed minus Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) minus Physical Activity minus the Thermic Effect of Food (TEF). A website that explains this formula in more detail and will help you determine how many calories you need to reach or maintain a certain weight is at

    Get a diet and fitness calculator that you can put on your computer or cell phone. This will allow you to easily calculate the above formula, set goals, log your daily calorie consumption, and register your physical activities.

    Set realistic goals for your ideal body weight. Here are two websites that will calculate a suggested body weight:

    It is difficult and unhealthy to lose more than one or two pounds per week. There are 3,500 calories in a pound. If you eat 500 fewer calories per day for a week you will lose one pound. If you burn through exercise 500 more calories per day for a week you will lose one pound.

    *2) Eat natural and organic foods found on earth versus something created by a corporation to make money. Eat meals in small portions throughout the day and take a good multi-vitamin supplement.

    Avoid “High Glycemic Load Carbs” (sugar, pastries, desserts, refined starches such as breads, pasta, refined grains like white rice; high starch vegetables such as potatoes) and drink lots of water. Read this article for more information on high GL Carbs:

    Do not try fad diets or diet pills. Here is an excellent food pyramid that anyone can follow:

    *3) Exercise on most days by doing cardiovascular training and/or resistance training activities.

    Read a book or find a certified trainer to make sure your doing all resistance training exercises correctly. A great book to buy that teaches you the resistance training basics is “Weight Training for Dummies”. A superb magazine to buy with resistance training routines that will not get you bored is “Muscle and Fitness”. Signup for the free newsletter. An excellent free online resource is at

    A good book to buy that teaches you the cardiovascular training basics is “Fitness for Dummies”.

    *4) Get plenty of sleep. Sleep experts say most adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep each night for optimum performance, health, and safety.

    *5) Educate yourself continually on health issues and make a life long commitment to good health. A great free publication is “Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005”. A superb book to read is “You The Owner’s Manual”. An excellent periodic publication is the “Nutrition Action Health Letter”. A reputable test you can take to measure your biological age is at

    Look at all areas where you can enhance your health. For example, make improvements in the quality of the air you breathe. Review outdoor air quality forecasts where you live and get an indoor air purifier. Send me an email or yahoo instant message to “gainbetterhealth” if you want an indoor air purifier recommendation and if you have any questions.

    *Click on all the source links below to get the full benefit of the recommendations. The answers presented to your health questions are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.


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