April 09, 2009
Dieters know how hard it is to shed five or 10 pounds. What do you do when you need to lose 100 pounds â€¦ and you’re just 10 years old? Dr. Phil talks to parents who say they can’t get their child to stop eating, and they fear this food addiction could turn deadly.
Throwing Fits over Food
Luz’s daughter, Kayla, is just 5 years old, but she already tips the scales at 113 pounds. Luz says her child once screamed so loudly for junk food, her neighbors called the police! Does Kayla have an eating disorder, or is Luz enabling her?
Morbidly Obese Toddler?
Stephanie says her 3-year-old daughter, SaJatta, is addicted to sausage and grits. The toddler weighs 88 pounds and gets winded just walking up the stairs in her house. SaJatta’s grandmother, Mary, says the little girl is spoiled, and she doesn’t know how to say no to her.
Mary says her daughter, Brittany, was an active child until she broke her ankle five years ago. Now at age 10, Brittany weighs 190 pounds, and her folks say it’s hard to get her off the couch. How can Mary and her husband, Roger, motivate their daughter to lose weight?