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    Dear Annie: I’m worried about my daughter’s weight

    Dear Annie: I’ve noticed in the past several months that my 15-year-old daughter has been steadily gaining weight. I have struggled with my weight most of my adult life and absolutely do not want my daughter to have the insecurities and low self-esteem that I have. She is not active at all, and remote learning isn’t helping the situation. I encourage her to make healthier choices but have to be very careful with what I say, especially because weight and self-image are such a touchy subject with any girl or woman. Is this something my daughter will have to figure  

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    Worried about managing your eating this holiday season? Keep these tips in mind

    You’ve made it through one of the most anxiety-inducing nine months in memory, and you’ve managed to lose your coronavirus pandemic pounds of weight gain as well. Now, the holidays are here. And you’ve resolved to make them healthy. You’ve made it through one of the most anxiety-inducing nine months in memory, and you’ve managed to lose your coronavirus pandemic pounds of weight gain as well. Now, the holidays are here. And you’ve resolved to make them healthy. Not only did you make Thanksgiving dinner following grandma’s recipes (which served 20), and you only had your  

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    Ask Amy: Worried mom puts the cart before the carrot

    Is it healthy and advisable? These kids will be in situations over their lives when traveling, at social situations, or during holidays where they may have to make eating choices that are not compatible with plant-based diets. I understand the benefits of a plant-based diet and the impact on saving the planet, but still I worry about an entire diet and lifestyle approach that the kids must follow (with no choice) because their parents believe in it. My approach will probably be that if you would like me to feed the kids something, let me know in advance so I  

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    Ask Amy: Mom prematurely worried about veganism

    Dear Amy: My daughter is in her 30s. Her boyfriend has decided to be totally vegan. She has decided to be vegan, too, which is fine. My question concerns these new dietary restrictions. At some point they may have children. I would like advice about whether being vegan is good for children in utero, and as they develop. These kids will be in situations over their lives when traveling, at social situations, or during holidays where they may have to make eating choices that are not compatible with plant-based diets. I understand the benefits of a plant-based diet and the  

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