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Some Kids Gain Weight More Easily

Just like some kids are taller and some kids are shorter, some kids have brown eyes and some kids have green eyes, some kids gain weight a lot more easily than other kids.  This is obvious to those of us that work with kids but is not said out loud or acknowledged enough to the people who need to hear it and truly understand it.  The fact is, two different kids can eat the exact same thing and one will gain weight and one will not.  Hormones, genetics and other factors are in play.  The bottom line is that different bodies process food differently.  

If you are a kid that struggles with your weight and you happen to be a person with a body that tends to gain weight easily, you need to know that there is nothing wrong with you or your body.  You are not broken and neither is your body.  It is also not your fault that you gain weight easily.  (It is not your parent’s fault either!)  You haven’t done anything wrong and you are certainly not wrong.  It is just a fact of the body that you happen to have, like your hair and eye color and your height. 

The good news of recognizing that you are a person who tends to gain weight easily is that you can stop comparing yourself to bodies that don’t gain weight easily.  You can stop wondering why you are gaining weight when your friends are not even though you are eating the same things.  You can stop expecting your body to respond to certain foods in ways that it never will.  You can stop blaming yourself and feeling badly about yourself for the way your body works.  And then, if you want to, you can take control of your body and your life and create something different for yourself.  

Decide on purpose to learn how your particular body works.  Learn to eat and live in ways that you love and that work for your body.  There is science involved but it doesn’t have to be overly complicated.  There is mindset work to be done to change longstanding habits and create new ones but this is life-changing work the value of which cannot be underestimated.  

You are able to create the body and life that you want by working with the body and mind that you have.













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