Pay Nothing Upfront...But You Will Pay
How many times have you heard the phrase, (all ya gotta do is)? Well, to be a card-carrying member of this world-wide club, all ya gotta do is eat. That sounds innocent enough, right? It starts off simple but for many; it becomes very complex, controlling, possessive, and yes, even deadly. Obesity is a very dangerous, deceptive state of life to find yourself in.
Childhood obesity is designed to kill, steal, and destroy the lives of future doctors, attorneys, teachers, astronauts, nurses, preacher, or even presidents. One of the main thieves of obesity is that many times it takes our confidence and self-esteem to a dimension that no child should have to experience. Without that confidence, and self-worth, many obese or overweight children become introverted, or very aggressive to the point of being a bully.
This becomes a shield of defense for them.
As I think back on my childhood, at the early age of five or six years old, I was always hiding from people. I knew I was different, somehow not acceptable to the society in which I belonged. This seemed not to be concerning to my parents in the least. No corrections were made and I became a very overweight, insecure teen and adult.
I had become a statistic of some awful disease. Everyone seemed to think I was responsible for this and could just stop. I began having many physical problems which were all contributed to childhood obesity.
More times than not, obesity brings sicknesses that occur only because of extra weight. Every organ in the body is overworked and may suffer extra stress related issues. Along with the physical pain, and sickness, there are mental and emotional issues that accompany any kind of obesity that will need to be addressed at some point.
Obesity now affects 1 on 6 children and adolescents in the United States according to CDC. (Center for Disease Control)
- Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. CDC
Call your doctor or pediatrician for information on childhood obesity. Don’t assume your child will grow out of it. Get help.