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How can kids lose weight fast?

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WebMD states that the most important way to help a kid lose weight is to improve the child's diet and help him increase his physical activity. To improve the child's diet, the focus should be on improving the quality of food eaten and stabilizing blood sugar with low-glycemic-indexed foods rather than cutting out such foods as carbs or fats.

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WebMD stresses the importance of parents being role models for their children. Parents should also model the types of healthy eating habits they want their children to have for themselves. Additionally, it is typically not beneficial to argue and nag about food and diet. Instead, it is more helpful to spend energy on making positive, healthy changes to diet and exercise plans.

According to WebMD, effective exercise ideas for children include playing outdoors, playing sports or doing outdoor activities with the family. When helping kids to lose weight quickly, it is not necessary to put them on an exercise plan (such as using a treadmill) similar to how an adult would exercise. To improve children's diet for quick weight loss, control what is in the kitchen. Having only healthy foods in the kitchen or pantry prevents children from snacking on junk food.

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