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Breastfeed to Protect Your Baby Against Childhood Obesity

For years we’ve been hearing how “breast is best” for both mom and child. From improved immunity to a better bonding experience between mom and baby, breastfeeding has many benefits that make it worth pursuing. Additionally, breastfeeding provides opportunity for the earliest obesity prevention possible. In fact, breastfeeding has been shown to impact weight throughout an individual’s lifespan, making the decision whether or not to breastfeed even more important as we see childhood obesity rates continue to rise.

Yet, why exactly is breastfeeding so important in preventing childhood obesity? And are there certain guidelines parents need to follow to help their child avoid all of the complications and risks associated with having an increased weight? Tammy Gold, owner of Gold Parent Coaching, answered some of our toughest questions about breastfeeding and the role it plays in preventing childhood obesity.

According to Gold, breastfeeding for as long as possible and knowing when to introduce solid foods are both important strategies in promoting healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime.


Two week check up time!

Two weeks into the New Year…. how is your new weight management plan working for you? What are some of the new habits you have incorporated into your daily activities that you feel good about? I would love to hear what is working for you, as well as what is not working for you, so we can troubleshoot together.

Just in case you need a few fun reminders, here’s a quick hit list of the things that are working right now for those experienced weight managers:

1. Forgive yourself for the Holidays. That’s right, no matter what you indulged in, it was all good. Memories of good times with people you care about are WAY more important than whether or not you fit into your skinny jeans. Time to move on and move forward, and tell yourself every meal opportunity is a new opportunity to choose health and body confidence.

2. Increase and/or change the intensity of your workouts. Whether it’s squeezing in a walk with Fido, or adding swimming to a cardio routine, changing your activity has been shown to kick start the body’s ability to build muscle, the key to a well-tuned metabolism. Take advantage of all those post-holiday sales, and buy those resistance bands you have had your eye on. Defined arms by Labor Day? You betcha!

3. Add calcium and fiber for passive weight loss. Yes, it’s that easy. Studies have proven that by ingesting low-fat sources of calcium, and making sure to include adequate fiber intake into one’s daily diet, will aid in weight loss without any change whatsover to a person’s activity program. Who doesn’t like easy?