Perhaps the overweight problem affects so many of us that we just assume it’s a part of us—and, therefore, normal. Studies have shown that many parents are in denial about their children being obese, which of course is a barrier to losing weight. Many overweight children come from families with a history of failed attempts at weight management. Denying is much easier than dealing with the reality of failure. It appears that parents have more difficulty talking to their children about double cheeseburgers and double chins than they do about pot-smoking and sex. Unfortunately, 30 percent of children are overweight, increasing their risk of serious health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis.
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