Should I Restrict my Child’s Food Intake?

Should I Restrict my Child’s Food Intake?

Are you worried that your child is “overweight” or eats too much? Should you restrict the amount of food they eat or enforce a ‘no-seconds’ policy at your dinner table?

Restricting the amount of food your child eats does not promote a healthy relationship with food or their body. Instead, it leads to binge eating, weight gain, shame and guilt around food.

To support a your child’s genetically re-determined weight (which varies widely!), let them listen to their own appetite (which also varies widely!). Watch my video above for more discussion on this topic.

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