150 pound 4 year old! - page 5

Ok, I admit it! I watched Dr. Phil today on my day off! I have a cold on my day off and was lounging on the couch. lol This mother has a son who weighs 150 pounds and was in complete denial... Read More

  1. by   babydoll99_99
    Dr. Phil had this kid back on the show this week, and apparently when the father saw the child on the show he fought for full custody and won. The child has now lost over 50 pounds and is doing great.

    Dr. Phil was praising this guy up and down for everything he has done for this child, but I can't help but wonder where the father was before the show happened the first time? Did he just never see the child? Why does it take a national TV show for you to want to care for your child?

    Just my two cents.
  2. by   Nursebarebari
    Eating fast food frequently is one reason why obesity is becoming very common in this country. I have a very busy life, however, I make my family eats a healthy home cooked meals 90% of the time. I buy them fast food occasionally.
  3. by   jojotoo
    Quote from KRVRN
    It's all McDonalds' fault.
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    so SUE Them....she may win really .....i saw the show. She is flat-out in denial and irresponsible...hanging all her hopes on some sort of physical ailment that may or may not exist. Sick if you ask me. If that is not a woman needing counseling, I don't know what IS. She is the one w/a problem if you ask me.

    You guys are just kidding, right?
  4. by   CritterLover
    Quote from jojotoo
    you guys are just kidding, right?



    yeah, they were kidding.

    at the time of the original thread, mcdonald's was being sued for making people fat. that lawsuit was thrown out, but just goes to show that people will sue anyone rather than take responsibility for their own actions/choices/lifestyles.
  5. by   justme1972
    I personally, believe that children that are morbidly obese sustain the greatest damage to their health during these developing years, and this damage can last a lifetime.

    I fully advocate, that this is child neglect...she is too LAZY to get this kid not only proper medical care, but to feed him properly.

    Granted, this child may be predisposed to be overweight due to genetics, however, shoving Twinkies and cupcakes down his throat is something that she should have never started. She needed to establish good eating habits that last a lifetime.

    Our children do not get refined sugar in our home. They take their cereal plan, eat every veggie you can think of, etc....we started doing this with their baby food.

    Now, if we go to someone's house, and they have cookies, cakes, etc...can they have some? Absolutely! Ice cream and all. We have noticed because they are not used to sweets...what they can tolerate is very limited...very often they only eat a half-slice of pie and say, "I can't eat it", indicated they are done...because they haven't been given huge amounts of it every day...they have their own "shut off" to sugar. We do the same with carbs.

    However...before they are old enough to ask for these things...we are trying to establish good eating habits?

    My son's favorite food? Prunes...my Daughters? Le Seur peas..she practically begs for them.
  6. by   jojotoo
    Quote from critterlover
    yeah, they were kidding.

    at the time of the original thread, mcdonald's was being sued for making people fat. that lawsuit was thrown out, but just goes to show that people will sue anyone rather than take responsibility for their own actions/choices/lifestyles.


    thanks! i was kind of worried there!
  7. by   NRSKarenRN
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  8. by   rita359
    Feel sorry for the kid who has to put up with and suffer with this mom for the next 14 years by which time he will be beyond help if he lives that long.
    Quote from chartleypj
    I don't know to who feel sorrier for, the mom or the little 4 year old.
    She just doesn't get it.

    Paula
  9. by   MB37
    I enjoy having the option of getting fast food or pizza when I am either driving cross country or madly sutdying for an exam. That being said, we eat home-cooked food about 28 days out of the month, and I figure that more than balances out for a couple days off the wagon. No kids yet, but it seems like if mom and dad don't treat vegetables as something gross or a punishment, kids will want to be like them and give it a try. I watch that "Honey We're Killing the Kids" show on TLC, and the parents always have awful habits themselves.

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