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Eating too much everyday

I am quit big for a 10 year old and I don't really like it. I try my best to loose weight but it never works, I excersize more then 3 times a week but it still doesn't work! I am getting really fed up with it. Please if you have any good ideas for how I can loose weight please tell me right away.
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Hi there,

It sounds like you are not happy with the way you look and this can often lead to self-confidence and self-esteem being quite low. Remember that everyone is different and we all have our own shape and size. It’s okay to be the way you are.

There is also nothing wrong with wanting to keep fit and healthy, or to stay in shape if you’re unhappy. It can be really hard to manage your diet and weight on your own. It must also be tough to exercise more than 3 times a week and not see any results.

Perhaps talking to a health professional like a doctor or a nurse at your local GP would be a good idea. This is because they can help you to lose weight safely, and can also give you specific advice that is just for you. You can ask doctors for any advice about healthy eating and good ways to exercise.

Talking to a doctor or nurse can feel scary, but they are there to help. Perhaps it might feel easier to first write down what you have tried to do to lose weight and the type of exercise you’ve been doing. This is sometimes helpful for the doctor to understand more but also so that you don’t forget what you want to say.

You did really well in writing this letter, and if you want to talk more about this you can get in touch with a counsellor. You can call on 0800 1111, send an email or log on for a 1-2-1 chat.

Take care,


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