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    Success stories for overweight children?

    Late to the conversation, but going to add this. We did our first Whole 30 a year ago. My then 10 y/o lost 8 pounds. I noticed a huge change, but the growth charts still showed her at the 95% height & 95% weight, so we got the low-fat bs from the doctor. Both of us just nodded and waited for it to be over. Slipped off the wagon and ended up doing another one in September of this year. No idea how much/if she lost weight, but it appeared she had trimmed down and she seemed happier with how her clothes fit. Please understand, the entire time I've been telling her that if we focus on making healthier choices, we'd feel better and the rest would sort itself out. Fast-forward to the next annual visit. 95% percentile in height, 84% in weight. She had gained 12 pounds over the year before, but also grew nearly 4". They also ran some basic bloodwork and the dr came in and said it was obvious she was eating her veggies. And she's maintaining it. I try to cook better than I used to, but even if we're out, I notice her making choices. Leaving off the bread (because she doesn't really like it), ordering veggies over fries. Stuff like that. So for anyone reading this thread, it really can help.