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Discussion in 'Canada' started by kitkat, Jan 19, 2018.

  1. kitkat

    kitkat Active Member Proud Parent

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    Need some help in the food area. Alex is a pretty good eater. She doesn't drink pop, eat candy, chips, etc.
    But over the last 12 months - last 6 months being the worst... she had some weight gain (although not a lot) but enough to be lacking energy.
    Alex went through some pretty horrible emotional and verbal treatment.... where she almost had a breakdown. We saw several physicians - had lots of blood work, etc. All her blood levels are good.
    They tell me that the weight gain can be directly related to this stress. But I want to help her get her energy back.

    So that being said... I would love to hear about some of your typical daily meals.
    Feel free to PM me directly if you want.

    Thanks CB parents...
     
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  2. trampolinemom

    trampolinemom Member Proud Parent

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    Sp she is growing, probably her hormones are kicking in, she is training very hard and eating healthy. If changes to her diet need to be made I would be very careful with food suggestions from the internet and ask advice on this subject from a sportsdietist. Good luck to her, it sounds like she is having a tough time.
     
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    LGnyc Member Proud Parent

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    I've posted this before but I know it gets lost in the many threads. I have worked a pediatric sports nutritionist in my professional life. Feel free to look her up if that helps -- Jill Castle. She has a website and was doing private consults. She also wrote a book: Eat Like a Champion. It might give you guidance. I do agree with trampolinemom. Every kid is different in how he/she responds to food metabolically and emotionally. I think the advice should come from a credentialed source. Good luck.
     
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    QueenBee Member Proud Parent

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    Agree with the others on getting an expert involved in this. To move away from the food a second...how is she sleeping? When my oldest had insomnia, she gained quite a bit of weight over a several month period (about 7-10 lbs, but on a tiny frame that is a lot). We worked with her doctors to improve the sleeping situation and the weight came off (within 2-3 months). The easiest & best piece of advice we got was to remove electronics from oldest's room 1 hr before she wanted to go to sleep. Our doctor said the light emitted from the laptop & cell phone can mess with circadian rhythms and hinder sleeping cycles. I hadn't known that weight gain can be a side effect to lack of sleep so it was a real "the more you know" moment.

    I hope you are able to figure this out, sending good vibes your way.
     
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  5. strawberries

    strawberries Verified Coach Verified Coach Proud Parent Former Gymnast

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    In my experience, stress and sleep are by far the biggest factors.
     

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