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Top Three Ways You're Making Your Child Obese

Childhood obesity is a growing epidemic, with reportedly 36 percent of children under 12 overweight. Parents: If your kids are tipping the scales, don’t miss the top three ways that you may be contributing to their weight gain.

Making a House Call



Back in his studio, Dr. Phil turns to Dr. Goglia. "Let's talk about some of the things they should be eating," he says.
"It's so important to eat foods that are primarily single-ingredient foods," Dr. Goglia responds. Gesturing to a table laden with groceries, he continues, "One ingredient in shrimp, one ingredient in salmon, one ingredient in almonds, oatmeal, oat flakes, oat puffs. So many folks are concerned about the diet scenario and the need to reduce calories, but if you take away calories from a child, and you don't provide them with an energy source to be fueled for the rest of the day, then you stimulate these bingeings and cravings, like we've seen in Sarah."
"What do y'all think about what the doctor is saying here?" Dr. Phil asks the couple.
"Well, as he was taking stuff out [of our home], I knew a lot of it was bad, but some of the stuff that I thought was OK was bad as well," Gina admits. "So shopping in general, I'm not doing a good job."
Dr. Goglia discusses the results of the blood work he performed on the family and the three metabolic types. "Enrique is fat- and protein-efficient," he tells Dr. Phil.
"That means what? He can process fats and proteins, but carbohydrates are like a gut bomb," Dr. Phil clarifies.
"Gina is dual. She requires a balance of nutrients. Some fats, some proteins, some carbohydrates " a nice balance. But we are generally so scared of fats or carbohydrates, we create an imbalance," Dr. Goglia explains.
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