Bonding Through Health & Wellness: How To Include Your Kids in Your Weight Loss Journey


Summer is the perfect time to teach your kids how to live a healthier lifestyle and incorporate them in your weight loss journey.

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With school out for summer and the kids home, why not use this time to teach them how to live a healthier lifestyle? Involving your kids in your weight loss journey strengthens your bond with them and builds the foundation for a lifetime of health and wellness.

Take Them Grocery Shopping

Let your kids help make the grocery list and select some of their favorite healthy foods. Keep them involved in shopping by having them cross items off the list. You can also use this to turn your visit into a scavenger hunt. Give them clues about what you are looking for and see what item they tell you to buy.

The warm weather also makes it the perfect time to shop at your local farmer’s market. This provides an engaging environment for your child to learn where their food comes from and how it is grown. Stock up on a bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables on your diet plan.

Teach Your Kids How To Read Food Labels

Knowing how to read and interpret nutrition labels is essential to making informed and healthier eating decisions.

Nutrition Label

Serving Information:
Tells the size of a single serving and how many servings are in the package.

Provides a measure of how much energy you get from a serving of the food.

Remember: There are typically more than one serving in a package, so read the label carefully.

Shows you some key nutrients that impact your health. Use the label to support your personal dietary needs.

  • Look for items that are low in fat, especially saturated and trans fats, as well as low carb and sugars.
  • When evaluating carbs, choose foods that are higher in fiber than sugars. This will help keep you full and stay satisfied longer.
  • Find items that are high in protein to help preserve and build muscle.


Cook and Try New Foods Together

When kids help grow or cook their own food, they’re more likely to try it. Designate at least one day each week to prepare a family meal. Enlist your child’s help with the prep work. This will make them feel involved and provide an excellent opportunity to learn how to shop for and cook delicious, healthy food. Spending quality time in the kitchen allows you to talk to your children about your favorite foods, tell stories about the foods you loved as a kid, or discover new dishes together.

Be Active as a Family

Of course, it’s not all about diet when it comes to a healthier lifestyle. Exercise plays a key role in weight management and can have a positive ripple effect on your overall life.

With the weather finally warming up, there are plenty of activities for you and your little ones to be active together. Take a family bike ride after dinner. Enjoy a nature hike. Play tag, jump rope, or hula-hoop. Organize a family-friendly pickleball tournament. If your kids are older, you can even take them to the gym for low-intensity, muscle-building exercises.

What My Kids Gained From My Weight Loss Journey

“My kids didn’t want to be around me in public when I was overweight. When I finally hit under 200 pounds, my energy level started improving, and I saw my family’s confidence in me return.”

– Crystal A. Lost 86 lbs.

“The positive changes I experienced after I had reached my goal weight were incredible. I can now easily shop for clothes in the Small section and sit cross-legged on a paddle board. To top it all off, I can play with my grandson and not be the grandparent sitting on the sidelines.”

– Sheryl B. Lost 94.4 lbs.

“I’ve taught my children the importance of healthy habits. When you eat well and exercise, it will make you stronger as you get older. My son has even begun to eat more fruits and vegetables and drink more water.”

– Danielle B. Lost 52 lbs.

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