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1 gram of fat provides 9 calories, whereas 1 gram of both carbohydrates and protein provide 4 grams each.

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How to avoid becoming overweight and staying healthy.

Not all overweight toddlers grow up to become obese adults. There are many things that can keep you from becoming over-weight, and being healthy, fit and happy.

bulletSpeak to your doctor about your weight.
First of all, talk to your doctor and get help from a dietician. A dietician guides people on healthy eating habits and draw up a personalised food plan that meets the patient’s dietary restrictions, occupational constraints, fitness and stress levels.
Eat healthy foods

bulletStart eating healthy foods.
Don’t be in a rush to begin an aggressive diet. Growing bodies need a variety of foods to develop well. Instead, ask your mum to make changes to healthy eating. When hungry, grab some fresh fruit and vegetables first, rather than fatty food and snacks. Try not to snack when sitting around.

bulletDo more exercise.
Get involved in sport or exercise everyday. Join in activities at school or after school, so that you have an interest and can spend more time with other kids having fun. Why not try joining a dance class or a cheer fan club?

bulletGet enough sleep.
Get a good night's sleep. Don't eat too late. Get up early and keep busy all day so that you are ready to sleep at night.

bulletBe encouraged and determined.
Be determined to change and make the most of yourself. Every person has one body so try to look after yours and feel good about it. Be conscious of your body and know your limits especially when there is food around.

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