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Aug 5, 2023

In this podcast episode, pediatrician and life coach Sheila Carroll discusses helping parents improve their children's health through lifestyle changes rather than focusing on weight loss. She talks about the common health issues seen in children today like obesity, anxiety, and depression, and how things like poor nutrition, lack of sleep and exercise, and excessive technology use contribute. Sheila recommends eliminating sugary drinks, reducing ultra-processed foods, and making simple changes like improving sleep habits. She stresses the importance of parents leading by example and says children cannot successfully make health changes on their own. Sheila also discusses the power of proactive thinking, consciously choosing empowering thoughts and feelings that lead to desired actions and results. She shares the quote "when I argue with reality, I lose but only 100% of the time" and how accepting things we cannot change reduces suffering.


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[02:06] Sheila's history
[03:50] If the children have obesity, do the parents also have it?
[05:14] Parents who are not obese can be confused when their children are
[06:49] How did you get interested in this area?
[09:43] It's difficult for parents to know which advice to follow
[11:43] How can parents be proactive for their kids?
[13:52] Don't focus on weight, focus on improving health
[20:08] Will it be easier for parents dealing with obesity to help their kids deal with it?
[21:38] Some people end up getting stressed by constantly looking at the scales
[23:19] Can you share some practical tips for parents?
[25:41] Many people believe fruit juice is healthy
[29:42] What does proactive mean to you?
[33:24] Not all your thoughts are true!
[36:05] What is a book which has really moved you?
[38:08] Sheila's contact details
[38:38] Sheila's favourite quote
[41:08] We make things worse by fighting reality


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