Now I have to start by saying that this book is not something that pertains to my family a whole lot. My kids are average in weight according to our doctor. The adults of the family – me and my husband – are the ones that definitely need some help in losing weight department. So, this book doesn’t necessarily apply to us completely, however, there is a lot of advice that I agree with that is described in the book, and I think this book can help a lot of people feel much better about what and how they eat, feed their families, and help kids lose weight.
I think weight loss is a battle, and while people should never feel inferior due to weight issues, it is important to realize that a lot of health problems stem from being overweight, and it is so much easier to get on with the busy lifestyle when you don’t have all of those pounds slowing you down.
For children, obesity is often a complex problem, and it is great to read and be inspired by books like “Bounce” by Wendy Scinta. The author of this book gives a great plan where she teaches families how to incorporate healthy eating, lifestyle modifications to transform your children’s life into a more active, whole, and happy life. This book teaches about diet and behaviour changes that need to take place to make the weight loss happen.
There are so many pieces of advice in the book, no wonder it took the author over 200 pages to describe everything. The book that I am holding is not an e-book, but a thorough study that will help families improve their eating and lifestyle habits, and encourage children to lose weight.
While my kids are at their perfect weight, I do often wonder what is going to happen to them as they continue growing up. For my middle daughter the problems that I wonder about are the most pronounced. Her diet really needs a lot of change. If it were up to her, she would be eating chocolate, sugar, and ice-cream all day long for all meals. I often wonder what she actually eats, and processed carbs for her are definitely at the top of the list. There is a lot I need to do to help modify her diet before it is too late for her. I worry she will end up with diabetes some day if she doesn’t change her habits. Right now her weight is good, but it’s not always about the weight that we worry about, and in her case it is actually about making her diet healthier.
A lot of the things that Dr Scinta advises to do we already do, like eating slowly, modelling healthy eating habits, leaving the food in the kitchen to have to get up to get seconds, but we still have a long way to go. As I was reading through the book, I loved a lot of the tips that I read – how to build healthier habits as a family by eliminating processed foods, and how to understand my children better, and their needs, and try to improve their diets.
I recommend this book because it has a lot of valuable information on how to get your children to eat healthy foods, and how to build your life around some healthy habits.
Sample was provided free of charge for reading and a review.
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