Generation of Fat – the sick, early retired tomorrow?

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Generation of Fat – the sick, early retired tomorrow?

Every fifth child and every third young person in Germany is too thick. Obesity is one of the biggest risk factors for type 2 Diabetes mellitus, and many children no longer get rid of the bacon later. Especially those with a sweet tooth, but also Fast Food Fans are running in case of excessive consumption and little exercise the risk of becoming chubby. Parents should not forbid their offspring the Snacking altogether, but you better calories offer poorer Alternatives.

Because when the cravings for the Kids to build up, the risk of uncontrolled secret Naschens. Children and to allow sweets in a healthy measure, is better than that you ask this secretly from the grandparents in a double amount.

More exercise and nutrition education

Movement brings’s, because the the most. No matter whether Cycling, Climbing, playing football or Frisbee on the Lawn. Children must re-discover the fun of movement and your leisure time more active.

The most dangerous for the Children are nibbling habits in front of the TV. Chips, peanuts and cheese crackers are true calorie bombs. Popcorn or salt rods are almost fat-free. Also, many parents misjudge the calorie content of juices and sodas. Slimmer the figure and healthier for the teeth, it is to quench the thirst with mineral water or juice spritzers. Parents are urged to take Action, otherwise the thick children of today will be the early pensioners of tomorrow.

Tips for healthier children

  • Waiver must not be! It is better to lower calorie Naschalternativen to offer. Less rich in fat are gummy bear, fruit gum, chocolate kisses, pretzel sticks/pretzel, Popcorn, rice cakes or homemade granola bars.
  • Parents should be a role model for your children and a healthy nutritional and way of life live in.
  • Cakes and biscuits together with the Kids to bake instead of buying. You can customize nearly every recipe less fat.
  • Instead of “all” bars of chocolate the better “Minis” or bars to buy.
  • In between, vouchers for sports activities with the whole family (a visit to the Zoo, ice skating…) give away.

Lose weight under medical supervision

Sven-David Müller, spokesman for the society for nutritional medicine and dietetics in Aachen, recommends Obese targeted slimming programs (such as OPTIFAST-Junior-program) to perceive and to turn to specialty clinics (e.g., the obesity rehabilitation centre INSULA).

The physician-guided weight loss program Optifast-Junior for young people includes, for example, in addition to the nutritional counseling, the behavior and movement therapy, and medical care. In the context of an 18-week intensive support young people to learn new nutritional strategies and the importance of regular physical activity. The long-term program of care for Doctors, nurses, psychologists, physiotherapists and nutritionists.

More tips: information for Overweight of the call and diet is to reach the medical Advisory service of the society, on weekdays from 9.00 to 15.00 o’clock under the number 0241 – 96 10 313 .

Source: society for nutritional medicine and dietetics e. V.