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How a Low Carb Lifestyle Can Help Your Entire Family

How a Low Carb Lifestyle Can Help Your Entire Family

The latest challenging fact to be learned about the
great American obesity problem is that among children,
the number of clinically obese children has doubled in
the last two decades, according to the National
Institutes of Health (NIH). In fact, by 2002, NIH says
that one in five children in the US is overweight.

Obese children are also developing diseases like Type
2 Diabetes that used to only occur in adults. And
overweight kids tend to become overweight adults,
continuing to put them at greater risk for heart
disease, high blood pressure and stroke. Perhaps
potentially more devastating is that children who are
teased a lot can develop low self-esteem and
depression.

There are many households in which not
only one or more children are obese, but frequently
one or both parents are also obese. Many parents are
also at risk for Type 2 Diabetes. Even members of a
household who do not have these problems will benefit
from a low carb lifestyle because all Americans are
far too dependent on processed sugar and
carbohydrates, putting all of us at risk for obesity
and myriad other health problems. Does any of this
sound like you?

What’s a concerned parent to do?

Adopt The Five Keys to Low Carb Success for your whole
family. I sincerely hope you know by now that the
first is “Information.” Find ways for whole family
learn the principles of health according to low carb,
including even the members of your household who may
not be obese. At least those needing a lifestyle
change should learn as much as they can about low carb
– and LowCarb-Lifestyles.Com helps us do that.

The Second Key is “Motivation.” We advise our members
to find ways to motivate themselves when the going
gets tough. Motivation helps us answer important
internal questions for ourselves, such as, “Why am I
really doing this – what’s the payoff?” “Why do I need
to stay the course?” “Who benefits from my being
healthy, trim and peaceful besides me – do I have a
responsibility to anyone else?” In a household setting
you can go through this process and then show your
children how to do the same. Then the whole family can
pledge their goals to each other at a special family
meeting.

The Third Key is, “Nutrition.” While seemingly simple,
keeping a varied menu that the whole family looks
forward to eating every day is not easy. Many low carb
recipe books are turning up these days;
LowCarb.Lifestyels.Com has literally hundreds of
recipes for members to choose from. Use them to entice
your whole household into a low carb lifestyle!

The Fourth Key is, “Fitness.” We can exercise with our
significant other and children – “the family that
exercises together…” But it is a wonderful thing to
exercise together, even just you and one child. You
can go together for walking, jogging, bicycling,
tennis, golf, basketball and so on. There are numerous
possibilities. The best part is, while you are
building a healthy low carb lifestyle, you are also
building your relationship with your child.

The Fifth Key is, “Support.” While
LowCarb.Lifestyles.Com helps our member to build a
support network in online forums and by emailing each
other inside the community, your family is a natural
support base! Act on the previous four Keys in your
family, and your home will become your support base.
Fantastic!

If you implement even one of the Five Keys in your
home life, your will see definite results in a very
short time, for your physical health and also for the
emotional and spiritual health of your family.

Resource Box:
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Henri Schauffler is the founder and webmaster of
http://www.lowcarb-lifestyles.com, an online community
that gives low carb dieters the tools they need to
succeed - for life. Visit http:www.lowcarb-lifestyles.com
to grab your free 7 day trial.
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About the Author

Resource Box:
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Henri Schauffler is the founder and webmaster of
http://www.lowcarb-lifestyles.com, an online community
that gives low carb dieters the tools they need to
succeed - for life. Visit http:www.lowcarb-lifestyles.com
to grab your free 7 day trial.
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Henri Schauffler