Should I say anything to my teen about her food?

I am going to start the week on Mondays with questions I commonly get from my clients. Feel free to comment on any questions you would like answered!

Should I say anything to my teen about her food intake?  I notice that she is gaining weight and I don’t want her to struggle with weight issues like I did at her age.

This is a common concern that I hear from many parents. Your teen is spending more time away from home — whether at a friend’s house after school or going out with friends on weekends. School is getting more pressure-filled, and some kids eat out of stress, boredom, avoidance, as well as take less time being physically active.

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You must read this interview with the one and only, Dr. Linda Bacon!

Health at Every Size and Body Respect—a Discussion with Dr. Linda Bacon

By Erica Leon, MS, RDN, CDN, CEDRD
Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian
Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor

 Originally published in Mom Dishes it Out
With the ever-present discussion of the “childhood obesity epidemic,” I asked Dr. Linda Bacon[i], an internationally recognized authority on topics related to nutrition, weight, and health metabolism, to describe exactly how best to approach weight concerns among parents and practitioners alike. Dr. Bacon proposes a major paradigm shift from conventional weight management practices to what is now referred to as “Health at Every Size.”
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