FIGHT OBESITY WITH A FAT CAMP.
Could your child benefit from a fat camp? If so, continue reading and I will give you ideas on what to look for. Summer will be here before you know it and you need to make the decision now on summer camp.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A FAT CAMP?.
Contrary to popular belief your child will not be coming home thin and svelte. Of course, there will be weight loss but fast weight loss is not a goal of these types of camp. They will teach your child to make better food choices and help them to realize, they are in charge of what food they choose to eat with Lexapro weight loss.
HOW WOULD YOUR CHILD BENEFIT FROM FAT CAMP?
Walking into a fat camp and seeing other peers that have a weight problem will make your child feel comfortable. There is no bullying here. There is no being laughed about or called names like fatty, tub-o-butter, fatso. Just this alone makes it worth sending your child to a fat camp. They will fit in maybe for the first time in their lives. A camp such as this will help your child with self-esteem. For teens, fat camps can provide the necessary interaction with the opposite sex. They form friendships that can last a lifetime especially if they are a repeat camper. Imagine a first kiss or a first boyfriend or girlfriend. For many, this will be the first time they belong to the “in crowd” and will be accepted for who they are and not what they look like. All of these are everyday happenings for teens who are not fat and now your teen can live this adventure too.
HOW TO CHOOSE A FAT CAMP
Even though I have used the term fat camp, camps such as these do not use that term to describe their camps. A preferred term is weight loss camp. Can you imagine telling your child you are sending them to a fat camp? Decide what type of fat camp you want for your child. Ask what their activities are. Ask what their menus are like. What types of professionals are involved in the camp programs? At the very least, you will want a camp that has an activities director experienced working with children. Activities need to be varied so the children will want to participate. Is there a dietician or nutritionist on staff? Next, I would ask my child what they want to do at camp. Try to come to a decision that you as a parent will be happy with but also your child will be happy with…