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Ending the Food Fight: Guide Your Child to a Healthy Weight in a Fast Food/ Fake Food World Reprint Edition
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The most valuable part of the book for me was how to instill a healthy attitude towards eating in a child. Right now, when my child is young, I can control (more or less!) what goes into his mouth. But when he gets older, the control will shift to him. How to guide him to making healthy decisions without turning him into a calorie-obsessed nervous wreck? The book addresses that by talking about modeling, supporting without dictating, and sharing of your own nutritional approach. These concepts are described in theory and then fleshed out with specific examples.
The tone of this book is very sympathetic, both to the overweight kids and to their parents. In contrast to some of the other reviewers, I did not feel this was repetitive or that I was being talked-down to. I felt like I was listening to someone who finally understood what my family was going through and had a solution. The only thing that I wish this book had discussed was food cues and how to minimize them, which for my family helped a lot.
If any of your children are overweight, you MUST read this book. Dr. Ludwig addresses the problem of motivating your child to lose weight in a loving, down to earth, practical way.
The secret is to reduce the glycemic load that highly processed foods force on the body. This is critical to reducing and controlling weight. Would you believe that eating a potato has almost the same effect as sugar? It's converted almost immediately into sugar.
This is an informative, easy to read book, that doesn't get preachy or force you into a fad diet. One of the recommendations I've seen is to "eat around the perimeter of the store." In other words, the meat, dairy, and produce, the fresh stuff. Forget about the cookies, convenience foods, etc., that populate the center isles. You'll save a ton of money and be far healthier.
Another good tip is to not eat anything your Grandmother wouldn't recognize as food. If you can't pronounce the stuff on the label, don't eat it. Seems to work.
Great little book.
Two months ago my kids and I started eating the way suggested in this book. Here's a summary of our experience:
My daughter ate mainly starches and sugar, and was constantly hungry. And you know how hard it is to say no when your child claims to be sooo hungry. I watched her fat and calorie intake all the time but her weight didn't change. My kids pestered me for candy everyday.
We don't pay attention to calories. We eat fats--nuts, milk, cheese and even some butter, and stop when we are satisfied. We have lots of energy, don't crave sugar, and are losing weight even though our activity level hasn't changed (she has always hated exercise). The kids rarely ask for sweets!
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This book tells you exactly what to feed your kids to lose weight in a healthy way while providing all the nutrients they need. It focuses on lower glycemic foods, which keep your blood sugar stable. Sugars and low-fiber carbs cause your blood sugar and insulin levels to go way up, which causes you to overeat and store fat, then leaves you hungry and low energy again. To avoid this, Dr. Ludwig recommends eating good fat, high fiber carbs and protein in every meal. We now eat only high fiber carbs, good fats, nuts, more meat and protein, minimal sugar, and of course more fruits and vegetables. We stopped eating white breads, rice, potatoes and other simple carbs, and most sugar. To me, this is not a diet, which involves counting calories, depriving yourself and going hungry.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was so helpful with my 10 yr old daughter. It provided the information and motivation I needed to help to make big changes and help my daughter as well as the rest of the... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Sarah B
This book is like a boot camp for the whole family. I was looking for something more fun to help my 6-year-old granddaughter with watching what she eats.Published on April 22, 2014 by P. K. Millett
This book provides complete information on what your kids really need to eat and how to promote this food to themPublished on January 19, 2014 by Milana
Helping our family get back on a healthy track. The kids love the point system, hope they continue to do well without the points.Published on October 8, 2013 by Bethany
This book had a different title when I ordered it. It wasn't available to ship right away so it may have been a brand new title still waiting for distribution. Read morePublished on October 2, 2013 by Rosemary Koravos
This book is a great read and a must for all families. It is a real eye-opener for parents to understand how the environment affects our children. Read morePublished on September 7, 2013 by Holly Murray