Because I spend 1/3 of my clinical time helping families whose children are overweight or obese I am always scouting out ideas that are simple and practical. If it is not simple it will not be user-friendly.
—use smaller plates
—avoid eating in front of the TV
At the end of 6 months 85% of the children reduced their weight by 10%. A large number of parents also lost weight.
I am all for government joining the efforts to help families control their weight—but only up to a point. Just how much government we need will always be a matter of debate. There should be no debate about the choices families must make.
Am I “preachy” when I say it’s up to us not just the government? Not at all. I am using Dr Robinson’s research to make the point: do two very easy and practical things every day of the week, 52 weeks each year and the odds are 85% in your favor. Your choice. Your decision. Your example to others.