my daughter's is described by the previous post. Began weight gain around 5. Before that, she was always around the 5th percentile in weight. She had a healthy appetite and was extremely active. When she started putting on weight, her hair changed (became dull, terribly knotted), she got rashes on her wrists and shins on and off. She had dark circles under her eyes and her stomach was the first place (and still is) where her weight began to show. At age 7 her cholesterol was high and her thyroid came back abnormal. After further testing, all came back within normal ranges. She has three siblings who don't have any weight issues
She plays soccer, hockey, tennis, swimming, volleyball and rarely watches TV, always outside running around. We do not have soda or junk food in the house. We have lots of fresh fruit and veggies for snacking. We drink low fat organic milk, cut out preservatives as much as possible and drink lots of water. Whenever we do eat out (not often) our family does not eat fries or drink sodas. We stress portion size when it comes to occasional desserts. We try to be very health conscience. She can literally put on weight within a day or two (around holidays when there is more food around). I am 5' 2" and weigh 100 lbs. Her father is 6' and weighs 185 lbs. We are fit and do many outdoor activities. We emphasize health but it's hard for our daughter that she can't shed the added weight (especially around the middle). . Help.