Worried about my daughter
Hey all. I have been around here for a bit now and myself have lost 44 pounds since Halloween. I am doing well and applying these principles to my everyday life and have been getting great results out of it. However, I have a problem at home that is concerning me. My 6 year old daughter is overweight. She is 82 pounds, however she is tall for her age as well(Shes like 99th percentile on her height compared to the average). However her weight is still too much and it is definitely concerning me and my wife. My wife is lean herself(but skinny-fat) but will not commit to a full plan of eating better and getting in better health herself. Unfortunately I have that working against me, but she is very very supportive of me and is concerned for our daughter as well.
Typically most even meals are fully primal. We have cut our daughter down tremendously on the sodas and the junk food. We do occasionally let her have these things, because she is still a 6 year old. One problem that we have too is school lunches and the lack of control that we have over what she does there. One thing that her doctor has said, and he is testing her for this week is asthma. She has had a problem since she was younger that when she gets sick in any way, it goes straight to her lungs. He said that maybe some underlying mild asthma could be causing additional weight problems. As for her activity, she is actually fairly active in doing karate 3-4 times a week along with other bits of everyday playing and activity.
I know our approach with her is far from perfect, but any advice would be greatly appreciated.