This giveaway is no longer accepting entries. Congrats to this week’s winner, Bobbi!
Have you tried the Atkins Diet? Maybe you’ve eaten grapefruit for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Then there’s the cabbage diet that, frankly, just sounds like a form of punishment.
As adults, we sometimes try crazy things to lose weight. And the “Diet Industry” knows that — there’s a reason it’s a billion dollar industry. We’re all looking for that quick fix. The problem is, often times our kids are too.
Maybe your teen skips breakfast (Myth #1) or drinks diet soda because she thinks it will help her lose weight. Maybe your son thinks exercise will work off that entire pizza he just consumed (Myth #19).
We all have misconceptions about what will help us lose weight, and even about what is really healthy (hint: just because something is labeled healthy, doesn’t mean it actually is. Myth #2.)
Judith Hilgers, RN, BSN, with UW Health’s Pediatric Fitness Clinic shares common myths about food, exercise and healthy habits and offers suggestions for what your kids (and let’s be honest, maybe even you) can do to make positive changes.
Prize: A gym bag. No substitutions.
Rules: Giveaway closes on Sunday, July 29, 2012 at 11pm CST. Open to Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois residents only. One entry per email address is permitted. The winner will be selected using random.org and announced on Monday, July 30th as an update to this post. Come back to Growing Up Healthy on Monday for the announcement of the winner and next week’s giveaway. Subscribe to the blog and you’ll get new posts delivered to your inbox as soon as they’re posted.