My daughter is 14 years old. She is 5'5", 147 pounds. I am concerned about her weight. I looked at some online charts and for her height and weight she should be between 105 and 125 lbs. While she is only a few pounds over weight, I don't want to wait until it's out of control before doing something about it.
I feel I'm at a disadvantage to help my daughter because I've never had a weight problem and have never had to watch what I eat. I'm 5'4" and weigh 110 lbs. The most I've ever weighed (besides my two pregnancies) was 120 lbs.
I've encouraged my daughter to ride her bike, which she does about twice a week for 20 minutes.
I've tried to watch what she eats, we don't eat fast food a lot, maybe once a week. For snacks I keep things like pop corn, Cheeze its, crackers, ramon noodles and Chef Boyardee. At one point I notice she was eating Cheeze its right from the box and I told her not to do that because she won't realize how much she's eating.
I also have to deal with my exH's side of the family, they are mostly overweight and give her a hard time if she doesn't want to eat.
Any suggestions on how to help her with healthy eating and/or exercise? And how to help her with weight loss without ruining her self esteem?