Parents… Here's 7 ways to help your kids lose weight

1. Set an example

If you're not overweight or if you're overweight and You're seriously doing something about it then go on to #2 but…

Please don't be one of those parents who continually eats the wrong things, never exercises and then you act surprised when your own children are overweight and yes…

You do deserve a pat on your back for really wanting your kid to lose weight but…

Bottom line is this…

If you want your kids to lose weight (and if you truly want your kid to enjoy a longer lasting life without them getting picked on daily, having suicidal thoughts, etc.) then you're going to have to make a commitment as well and set an example and this means…

Preparing, buying & eating the right foods, exercising with your kids (if you can) or… Proving to them that you are staying active to at least show them you're making an effort as well.

2. Remember: You're the parent

If you live in America then you know this is a democratic society built on freedom but no matter what country you live in…

Your house is a dictatorship and YOU ARE THE DICTATOR so…

You need to stop trying to be your kids best friend and let them eat anything they want and eat as much as they like until their weight gets uncontrollable and YES…!

Trying to be your kids best friend and letting them have their way will only lead to disastrous results and you can play the video below if you don't believe me…

It's a shame that some parents have to let a talk show like Maury do their job for them.

3. Get you kids a Wii, Xbox Kinect or a PlayStation Move

Your kid may be too lazy or unmotivated to workout but if you can afford it…

Get them a Wii, Xbox Kinect or a PlayStation Move or any other game system that's not only fun but gets them up off their asses at the same time.

Play the video below to see how a guy lost 11 pounds his 1st week playing a Nintendo Wii…

4. Set new rules for watching TV & playing video games

Remember you're the parent/dictator (see #2) so these rules are perfectly okay and make sure that you set an example (see #1) and follow these 3 simple rules…

  1. Your kids cannot watch TV or play Video Games until they're finished exercising for the day but…
  2. They can exercise while watching TV on a treadmill or elliptical if they don't want to miss their favorite show &…
  3. They can play Video Games as much as they like if its a Wii, Xbox Kinect or a PlayStation Move

5. Make your kids watch Super Size Me at least 2 times!

Super Size Me is about a guy who gained 30 pounds in 30 days eating nothing but McDonalds (he almost had a heart attack in the process) and it took him an extremely long time to lose all the weight he gained and hopefully after your kids watch supersize me…

They'll avoid bad foods as much as possible or at least they'll never want to go to McDonalds again.

You can buy supersize me here and you can play the video trailer below to get an idea of what it's about…

6. Other common sense tricks to help your kids lose weight

7. TAKE Action & put your kids on a weight loss plan

The 6 tips above should be enough to get your kids on the right track to losing weight but you can speed up the process by putting them on 1 of the 3 weight loss plans here…

  1. 5 easy diet rules
    This plan is perfect if you are having a tough time getting your kid to exercise. All your kid has to do here is just follow 5 simple diet rules to lose weight without any exercise.
  2. Workout & diet plan for beginners
    This plan is good if your kid wants to exercise but wants to start off easy and gradually build up their workout intensity.
  3. How to lose weight at home
    This plan is perfect for any kid who is serious about losing weight but can't because of a busy schedule & lack of equipment.

12 yr. old gets back to 115

12 year kid before after weight loss pic

Hey, I just want you to know in January, 2011, I was 153 pounds. I walked around took walks, rode bikes,cut back on eating, cutting out sweets and no cola. And last august I was 134.

I found the 10 min treadmill work out, with time, In January around 115. I know its not much but I'm working on it. Especially since I'm 12 years old… I love your motivation and your videos

Thank you
Morgan Starns

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1-35 of 40 Comments

Hi I'm 12, 4'9, and weigh 120 pounds. Most of my fat is around my belly and thighs. Do you have any tips to lose weight?

December 26, 2016


Hello Adrian! Please help me ASAP, I'm 230 pounds, 11 and I'm 5,3 I need to lose atleast 100 pounds in around 6 months, I eat healthy but any suggestions for workouts? Please help me!! :)

January 26, 2016


I'm 15, I'm about 5"3 an a half, I weigh like 230 or 240 somewhere around there it never gets past 250 or lower then 200. I want to lose all body fat and weight to feel better and confident in myself

March 11, 2015

Ranson Sakr

and i mean when i said calories i meant to burn like 1 million calories cuz i want to be crazy thin but awesome abs . so please help . thanx again .

December 24, 2014

Ranson Sakr

Hi my name is Ranson , my height is 156 cm , my age is 12 and i am not really fat but have some belly fat and i want to lose it cuz i want my abs to start appearing but i have other muscles but anyway right now i only play soccer and i need to exercise and workout and i went and saw so many workouts but i want a workout that is like between 1 min to 10 min and the same workout burns calories and i also want a workout or tips of how to make your skin soft and thin and slim ... please help . thanks.

December 24, 2014

Adrian Bryant

use this workout

December 25, 2014


Hi im Jessy im 12 5'4 almost 5'5 and weigh 154 (although sometimes when its that time of month i usually gain like 3 pound but quickly lose them soon after) I have gone to my doctor and she said my ideal weight is 130-140 any help?I would like to get down to at 130 if possible but anywhere between there is fine.I am pear shape therefore most of my weight being around my thighs.I am in no rush to lose it but the sooner the better if its permanant of course!!Thanks for the help I truly appreciate it.

August 07, 2014


Im 12 and about 5'7

July 21, 2014


I weight like 130 pounds and when I tell my parents they say that I m fine and just keep giving me more fat food I try to do some excersice but nothing happens I need advice !!!!=(

July 21, 2014


i am 14 years old and i have 132 pounds how do i lose them . and i want lose my belly fat and waist fat
also i don't know what exercise to do help me plxx.

June 28, 2014


My name is Alyssa M. I'm 14 years old and weigh 199.02 lbs. I jog for 12 minutes every Friday, walk for 10 minutes everyday, and do a dance workout about twice a week. My exercise plan is not the best because I can hardly find the time in my day to stop and do an exercise. I've not lost any weight in a month. My diet in not that great, but I don't really blame myself for that. Can someone please give me some tips on how to lose some weight?

October 27, 2013


I forgot to add this:
My height is 5 feet 4 inches :-)

October 27, 2013

asapplease :(

Hi Adrian im 14 about 5'7 and i weigh 160 lbs please tell me an easy way something like crunches or something i dont really have time for the gym because my school ends at 4 so please tell me something i can do for like 15 minutes at home i want to lose about at least enouph to have abs i already have biseps triseps and also foot seps? and also a little pecks i have a lot of belly fat basically so please tell me an easy way to do something asap :) thanks

October 23, 2013

asapplease :(

oh and i play volleyball and basketball and also sometimes soccer almost everyday at school and i have junk foood every week one time but usually something like subway

October 23, 2013


okay but are you sure this can be done perfectly in a month?

October 24, 2013

Adrian Bryant

probably not. you'll lose a lot of fat initially but to get visible abs takes at least 6 weeks from where you are starting at

October 24, 2013


I have a 8 year old who weights 54 kilograms and need him to lose weight. Is it safe for him to use the 1200 calorie a day? and what type of exercise can I make him do?

September 19, 2013

Adrian Bryant

try to make him more active but start him off with a range of 1200-to-2000 or have him do this diet

September 19, 2013


I'm 5'1 and I want to lose belly fat

August 09, 2013

Adrian Bryant

then go here

August 10, 2013


My name is Adi, I'm 12 years old and 5'6. I weigh 201lbs. I really want to lose weight but I can't quit eating. I play softball...not much running...and basketball twice a week. Can you help me find a way to quit wanting to eat so much and lose weight. I really want to lose so I can feel better and wear the kinda of clothes my friends wear.

April 23, 2013


Hi adrian I'm 13 years old, im 5'5 and i weigh 170lbs. I am trying to get to 155lbs before summer. Help please?

March 18, 2013


I'm 12, 5'3 and like 120 pounds. I really need to lose weight. I told my parents but they say that i'm fine and I don't need to exercise. I really need some help...

January 18, 2013

Adrian Bryant

i agree with your parents about your weight being fine but try to stay active

January 19, 2013


The biggest thing you can do to help your kids lose weight, or even yourself for that matter, is to cut down on the SITTING time! Think about it-- kids sit at home, then at school, then at home after school on the computer or in front of the TV, in the car... It is a whole lot of sitting-- almost 90% of the day!
Even with proper diet and exercise, it doesn't cut back on the amount of time simply sitting down. THIS is the cause of obesity in our country, if you ask me.
Solutions? Play more, take up a sport, get rid of cable, limit internet time, and even invest in a standing or adjustable height desk for homework hours (a lot of schools are even making the change, which has been a huge plus!)
I use one myself called the NextDesk and I couldn't be happier with the way I feel and even look now that I've been using it for a few months. You should definitely look into one if you haven't already. You can check these guys out on their site
Thanks for the post, guys!

January 08, 2013

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