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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


"If the body is having to adapt to a lot of substances it doesn't like, then it's going to start hoarding fat in a survival mode, true?" Dr. Phil asks Dr. Goglia.


His colleague agrees. "Whenever the body has to adapt to something inappropriate that it would consider trauma or life-threatening " be it food, a stressful day " your body will start to hoard fat to protect itself," Dr. Goglia explains. 


Dr. Goglia says that Sarah is fat- and protein-efficient. "The apple doesn't fall far from the tree," he says.


Dr. Phil explains the number two mistake that parents make in their child's weight gain: modeling. "You've got to model this properly. We've got to change this environment internally," he tells Gina and Enrique. "You two have to say, 'I'm going to become the picture of health. I'm going to exercise. I'm going to eat right. I'm going to tell myself no.'"


He points out that both parents sneak food in the house so Sarah doesn't see it. "What's she doing?" he asks rhetorically. "She's sneaking food around and hiding it."



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