If your child is under 7 years old, how can you help him lose belly fat? Is it possible or is it too small?
The best weight loss method for a child really depends on his age. Children under the age of 7 generally should not have their calories restricted below the recommended daily allowance. The most appropriate approach for this age range is weight management , where calories are kept within a healthy range so that the child’s height can reach their weight. It is not until a child is grown that real weight loss techniques can be used to help him lose excess weight.
UNDER 7 YEARS OLD
A young child needs you to monitor his caloric needs daily. Plan family activities to help your child increase his fitness level.
TALK TO THE PEDIATRICIAN
Talk to your pediatrician before making changes to your child’s diet or activity level. Your doctor has a better idea of what techniques to use to help your child achieve the right weight and body mass index for their age and height.
NUMBER OF CALORIES
Determine how many calories your child needs to maintain his current weight . Since you are using weight management to help your child lose belly fat, you should keep caloric intake within the dietary recommendations for their gender and age.
Girls between the ages of 4 and 6 require an average of 1,200 calories, and boys of the same ages require an average of 1,400 calories per day. Children between the ages of 2 to 3 require 1,000 calories, and 1-year-olds need about 900 calories, regardless of their gender .
PLAN HEALTHY MEALS
Begin planning meals that are rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products , while limiting high-fat meats and prepared foods, such as meal helpers, frozen meals, and prepackaged meals . To successfully manage your child’s weight, the whole family needs to change their eating habits.
Buy whole grains, low-sugar breads, and cereals. Buy lean cuts of meat, such as fish, chicken, and beef that are “round” or “tenderloin” to reduce fat intake. Promote family meals over dining at restaurants. Family meals are very important because they tend to be more balanced and nutritious than fast foods. Fast foods are loaded with excess calories, fat , cholesterol, and sodium.
Encourage the consumption of water over sugary drinks, such as soft drinks, iced tea and even fruit juice. Most of these types of drinks are quite high in sugar, which means they are high in calories.
WHAT TO EAT
Stock your pantry and fridge with plenty of healthy snacks. Keep nonfat nuts, seeds, fruits, vegetables, and cheese on hand. They are by far the healthiest options for snacking between meals and often contain far fewer calories than prepackaged chips, candy, and candy.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES FOR THE FAMILY
Get the whole family involved in physical activities to increase your children’s fitness level. Take family bike rides or hike. Plan trips to play sports or walks around the neighborhood. Enroll your child in a competitive sport, such as tennis, basketball, soccer, or another. Anything that gets you moving is promoting a healthier lifestyle, allowing you to reach your ideal weight more easily.
With these tips and with the guidance of the pediatrician, you can ensure that the family has much healthier habits and that your child lose all that excess abdominal fat that could cause poor health in the future.
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