In my memory there is still a case from school years. We run cross. The distance is already forgotten, it seems, 3 km, or even all 5. At the end of the distance we are met by a fizruk. It was not easy for many to run, but I barely lash the last. And now my Leonid Sergeevich says with a smile: Eh, Lindochka, the cake is delicious, and ice cream is even better?
My teacher is no longer alive, but his words bumped into the memory. A hint was on my extra couple of pounds. Because of them, it was very difficult for me to run and perform other school standards.
Such a delicious gourmet
And now another picture. During my childhood cakes could not be bought as easily as they are done today. Behind them for an hour stood in line. Mom was returning, and I flew at full speed to look at what I managed to buy this time: Prague cakes, meringues or a large roll of yeast dough with custard inside, which was called Gourmand.
I was not limited to eating these terribly delicious desserts. Now I think it was worth it all the same to do it. And I wondered whether there is prevention of obesity, can it be prevented even in childhood?
Food in the family
I think that the habits of eating right or not very laid back in childhood. Our family always loved to eat. And when an uncle (mother’s brother) from another city came to visit, over a dozen different dishes could change on the table. My grandmother prepared all these culinary masterpieces.
And the late grandfather all the time convinced me: Linda, what are you going through! As soon as this Sveta dared to call you a cow – you are not fat at all, looking at me as I look at my reflection in the mirror with sadness. And my grandmother offered to eat another chop.
About physical activity
Now I understand that parents relate very differently to the physical load of their children. Some give their offspring to the circus studio with the words: A, somehow figured out the lessons. Let my daughter be better physically healthy.
And my situation was the opposite just described. I was worried if I had learned the Pythagorean theorem and the capital of European states, and for a snack, the verse of the great Alexander Sergeyevich. When I said that I wanted to play in the yard with my neighbor Lena, my mother immediately said: Well, come on, I’ll check the verse again.
How to prevent
Now the number of children with excess weight is much more than in my time. Therefore, the issue of prevention of obesity is very relevant. These methods are the same as the ways of losing weight in adults:
- Monitor calorie intake.
- Increase physical activity.
- Parents themselves lead a healthy lifestyle and run for a run in the evenings. And there the children will catch up.