Our expert says:
Eating Disorders Expert
The responses that you have already received from Kasandra provide some good advice. Thanks Kasandra. It is extremely important that you look to access that part of your daughter that wants to make changes for herself. Yes, you are right not ignoring the problem that she might be slowly developing a serious health risk, but you cannot provide all of the motivation and tr drag her into activity. I suggest that you sit down with your daughter and get to know what she is possibly struggling with in her life right now. Her relationship with food and inactivity is likely symptomatic of a mood state or a reflection of her poor self-esteem. As Kasandra was advising, do not focus exclusively on what she needs to change, as this might leave her feeling even more inadequate than she already feels. If you are going to broach the topic of eating habits, try to encourage a healthy and moderate way of eating and try to not focus on weight loss directly. That will likely happen if she eats healthily. If she wants to follow a dietary guideline, consider a registered dietician so that she has a meal plan that is realistic and moderate. As far as physical activity is concerned, do try and seek what your daughter might enjoy. Remember, vert few people actually enjoy the gym. I hope this helps.
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