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Old February 13th, 2018, 10:52 AM
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Re: How I talk to a loved one about their weight?

Welcome Moonwoofer!

I have a 22yo high functioning autistic spectrum kid who had the same issues. I addressed it in multiple ways.

(1) Have his health care provider discuss with him the danger of carrying too much weight. As part of this, the two of them can set a target weight for your son.

(2) Buy your son one of those fitness tracker watches. My Aspie also tracked calories on a website.

(3) Model the healthy lifestyle you want him to have.

Your son has to "buy in" to it. If he does, he'll be forever diligent. From my experience, it was best to let my kid make the decision to do it.
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