A Fat Kid’s Tips for Raising Healthy Children


My weight was the center-focus of my childhood. I was raised to view foods as either “good” or “bad” I was acutely aware that everyone in my life wanted me to lose weight. We rarely had junk food in the house. I was discouraged from getting seconds at a meal and having any type of sweet was usually frowned upon. From my mom’s standpoint, she felt that by stocking the ...Read More

Thoughts From My Mom: Raising An Overweight Child


A couple weeks ago I had a difficult conversation with my mom. I wanted to let her know about the blog I had written and was planning to post about some of the difficult events in my childhood that led to my body image issues and disordered eating patterns. I needed to explain why it was important to share my story and let her know that I love her and ...Read More

How to Make Your Kid Fat


Sure, I doubt any parent sets out to ‘make their child fat’. I’m sure most parents want their children to be healthy and happy. I know that’s what my mom wanted for me. Her intentions were pure. Unfortunately, she had no idea how to help me and, looking back, no one can argue that her well-intended attempts to ensure that I was healthy were the root of my issues with ...Read More

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