Research has shown that the longer you breastfeed your baby, the less likely your baby is to become overweight as he or she grows older. If you breastfeed your child, you are making that child 15 – 25% percent less likely to become overweight. And if you breastfeed for six months or longer than that, the likelihood is 20 - 40 % less.
Also in Children and adolescents, because young people don't get sufficient physical activity in combination with their poor eating habits they generally become obese or overweight. Other factors that contribute to a child's weight status are genetics and lifestyle.
Here are some steps I found out that can help you prevent been overweight and obese during childhood and adolescence. They can be useful for you too.
1. Work gradually to change your family eating habits and various activity levels rather than paying attention to weight. Change these eating habits and then the weight will in return take care of itself.
2. Set good examples. Parents who are physically active and eat healthy foods become role models and there is a possibility their children will do the same.
3. Encourage more physical activity. Ensure your child has an hour or more of moderate physical activity most days of the week. This may promote subsequent maintenance and weight loss
I also came across an online program than can help adults that are obese and it is called The Cruise Control Diet by James Ward. There is something exceptional about this program that I think you should find out.Click Here to read a review on The CruiseControl Diet.