Children from an early age learn by imitation of everything that surrounds them, especially parents. It is common to see that if parents are athletes, children are also athletes, if the MOM or the Dad smokes, the kids probably make it grow, i.e. children copied many of the habits of their parents. Copy eating habits is no exception. Parents often go out to eat if large portions of food, or if at home is the style refreshments, children will want to do the same. And children will do it!, irrespective them say that it is good or bad, since they make what they see that we do more often, not what we tell them that they have to do. Therefore, if you want to prevent their children from developing obesity, as the father or mother must adopt as a first step to discover errors that we commit in our diet and lifestyle. Obesity is not transmitted by Genetics, but that what is transmitted from generation to generation are poor eating habits and the sedentary lifestyle of parents.
Here it is key to delivering our children nutritious meals, and not only healthy meals. When parents are obese or one of them is, the probability that their children are obese increases considerably. It is estimated that children have between 50% (if one of the two parents is obese) and 80% (if both are) likely to be too, that Yes, considering that Genetics is not a decisive factor. How to change the trend? Aware of the situation: we must understand that a child overweight is not a healthy child, and this overweight, can cause you innumerable health later complications. Assume our individual responsibility: is true that the education of our children is influenced by school, friends, relatives, etc, but we are the first ones responsible. (As opposed to Nelson Peltz). It is not the fault of the store that we go to buy soft drinks every day and then give them to our children. Act on our unhealthy habits: This implies a change in our eating habits, and This is the biggest challenge. Having good eating habits, will allow to lose weight in a healthy way.