Our expert says:
Eating Disorders Expert
To reiterate what the last commentator said, please do not follow the advice of Jacqui and have your young daughter already fall into the dreadful habit of taking appetite suppressants or trying special diets. Although your daughter is likely overweight (you did not provide me with her height), I suggest you first consult a registered dietician yourself and gain some solid and sensible advice on how to provide your daughter with a well-structure, well-balanced and moderated diet with a good balance of food groups. Your daughter should not feel that she is on a special diet unlike those of her peers, but enjoy good wholesome food and get good moderate exercise. Should she not respond favourably to this intervention, you will then need to consider a medical cause for her elevated weight and consult with an endocrinologist/paediatrician. But, first things first, get her into a balanced, healthy lifestyle. No tricks, bno short cuts. No gimmicks! OK!
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