Does quality of food matter in my child’s weight loss?
The answer is yes and no.
I apologize in advance because I know it would be easier to have a straight forward answer but when it comes to nutrition and weight loss, the answer is never simple. Fortunately, Kurbo, has taken a complex issue and made it simple for kids to have success in establishing life-long healthy habits, lowering their weight, and reducing BMI percentile.
I have a steady stream of parents who call me concerned about their child’s weight then go on to list how they only buy organic food, eat grass fed beef, make their own yogurt, ban gluten, eat Paleo, etc. Despite their noble nutrition efforts, they are concerned that their child is still not losing weight. Then I will likely hear how school is to blame because their child eats hot dogs, chocolate milk, and cookies for lunch. Of course, this kind of lunch is concerning, but as an experienced coach, I know there is more going on that needs to be discussed.
If this kind of scenario and eating philosophy reminds you of yourself, then please read on.