Ok, so my younger brother (16) has always been a little on the large side, but since I left home for uni 1 1/2 years ago, his weight has shot up. He's about 1.80m and weighs close to 18 stone (I know this because when I returned home from uni I checked the last weight memory on our bathroom scales, after my mum asked him to weigh himself).
My parents do occassionally mention that he should lose weight, but I feel they contribute to the problem by encouraging him to have 2nd helpings at the dinner table! He's tried to shift weight in the past (after my parents asked him to) but he seems to lose a little, then put on more than what he lost. He used to play football and tennis (after which my mum would prepare him a large meal on his rwturn, even if dinner was less than 2 hours away).
My mum even goes to the effort of making him unhealthy alternatives (such as chips instead of boiled rice) for dinner. I've asked her to stop but he can get really annoyed if he doesn't get what he wants.
My*parents do seem to favour him to my older brother and me, and therefore he always got larger portion sizes when we were younger (as our parents are on low incomes).
Despite this, I do love my brother and don't want to see him getting closer in size to those on Supersize vs Superskinny on channel 4. Does anyone know what I can do?
Thanks in advance
Sorry if it's long. I can't tell as i'm typing on my phone.
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- Thread Starter
- 23-03-2013 01:51
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- 23-03-2013 01:53
Also , apologies about the huge wall of text. Should have left a line between each paragraph...
- 23-03-2013 01:59
Check this out: http://www.hungryforchange.tv/
Very good stuff on food, health, obesity etc.
- 23-03-2013 02:08
Tell him you are concerned for his health, there is a very high chance that he will have problems within a year from now if he doesnt start to shift it. All it takes is starting off with a 20 minute walk aday and swaping short carbs for long ones. Step up the excersise as he gets lighter.
edit: love how all the suggestions get negged, if you didnt want the truth, dont ask.Last edited by CodeJack; 23-03-2013 at 15:21.
- 23-03-2013 02:21
It depends on him and you know that better than anybody!Try to get into a conversation about his weight without actually asking him?
Try nudge him into thinking about his health?
- 12-06-2013 06:01
- 12-06-2013 06:08