Yesterday afternoon my daughter and I watched a documentary on Discovery Channel about a woman who was very fat. She was so fat, to the point that there are no clothes that fit her, and she had to be dragged to the bed when going and leaving to the hospital for examination.
I feel very sorry for her. She was not too old, she has three young girls with the oldest was only twenty-five years. I can not imagine if the children are abandoned by their mother, must be very sad.
What makes me wonder is the woman’s stubbornness that makes her hard to obey the diet rules from the doctor. Even when she was completely helpless, she still wanted juice, coke, and even meat.
I warned my daughter about the woman’s condition. She is still 7 years old, but there is an obesity hereditary factor that runs from my parents. Even my daughter now looks taller and larger than any other girl at the same age.
I pointed out to her, and to me, that it’s okay for having large body as long as it is proportional. Because when you get too fat, then there will be losses. You will not be able to play around freely, you will be out of breath easily, and there are many other diseases that follow excessive obesity.
I guess it’s okay to talk about this with her. Because she’s my only child and very much spoiled with all things including food preferences. It is my duty to keep her grow well. Not to make her a weak skinny girl like models, but to be a healthy, strong, proportional girl for her own sake.
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