I have a four year old daughter who is overweight. I would like to help her now before it gets out of hand. What can I do to help her lose weight when she seems hungry all of the time?
You are smart to do something now while her eating habits can be changed. If you and other family members are constantly eating junk food and snacks, you would be wise to get rid of these things and start buying healthy food for the whole family. Start with buying lots of fruits and vegetables and reading the calorie content on food packages. She may be happy with a banana instead of potato chips. You will need to be the role model. You can’t eat junk food and expect her not to.
She may need more exercise as well. Try to get her out for a little walk every day. It will be good for both of you.
Make sure she gets her regular check ups with her pediatrician. It won’t happen overnight but if you are consistent in trying to give her healthy foods she will eventually lose the excess weight.