protein supplements for kids....

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protein supplements for kids....

Postby Yanti » Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:02 pm

Hi, recently went to the doctor for general checkup and doctor said my 8 year old looks like a 6 year old.. underweight and he suggested that he takes in lots of protein... He is a fussy eater and only eats chicken..Any protein supplements to recommend? I heard something about IQ plus from Abeille and Soy Protein from Unicity. Any opinions...?

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Re: protein supplements for kids....

Postby polkajane » Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:55 am

I didn't know kids could take protein supplements! I hope other dad&mums could shed some light on this :)

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Re: protein supplements for kids....

Postby cherrygal » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:39 pm

Won't it be better and safer to take 3 glasses of Pediasure a day rather than pop protein supplements? Heard fresh Goat's milk also helps. Since he eats chicken, increase the amount and variations?

There are many reasons for being underweight:

1) Parasites in the gut: You could ask the Pharmacist for a a type of medicine to kill tape worms etc. My cousin took it once and she gained lots of weight after that.

2) Fussiness: Time to take cooking lessons esp if you notice him eating more at restaurants... and try not to impose your healthy low-fat diet on a kid. They need the calories. Eg. Kids can eat eggs 5x a week whereas adults should only eat 3/wk. Kids should also be drinking full cream milk.

This may detract from what some health nuts may offer but I advocate feeding him anything he likes now. He needs the bulk so load him with eggs, full cream milk, ice cream, pastries, cakes, prata, pizza, burgers, sushi, bananas, chicken mayo sandwiches from Subway, nuggets etc.

Once he's fattened up a little, you can limit the amounts of these items and go back to the normal food you serve.

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Re: protein supplements for kids....

Postby UncleLim » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:01 pm

Yanti wrote:Hi, recently went to the doctor for general checkup and doctor said my 8 year old looks like a 6 year old.. underweight and he suggested that he takes in lots of protein... He is a fussy eater and only eats chicken..Any protein supplements to recommend? I heard something about IQ plus from Abeille and Soy Protein from Unicity. Any opinions...?


Sorry to intrude but how is your culinary skills?

I know 2 underweight kids who hate the food at home and eat like starved lions in other people's homes....

Any chance that cooking styles and menus might change their eating habits? :wink:

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Re: protein supplements for kids....

Postby Chubbie » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:51 pm

My 7 yo DS was also a fussy eater when he was younger. When he was 3 yo, all he ate were milk, bread, biscuits and rice. It only improved a bit when he went to childcare. At home, I have to camouflage the vegetables and meat by cutting them into small pieces. And he always want to eat with ketchup and black soya sauce. His height is only 113 cm and is considered small build. Recently, I started him on a nutrient rich fruit juice blend called G3 because he also has astigmatism. G3 Is known to improve eyesight, support cellular rejuvenation and support healthy immune system.

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Re: protein supplements for kids....

Postby Lynn2010 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:20 pm

UncleLim wrote:
Yanti wrote:Hi, recently went to the doctor for general checkup and doctor said my 8 year old looks like a 6 year old.. underweight and he suggested that he takes in lots of protein... He is a fussy eater and only eats chicken..Any protein supplements to recommend? I heard something about IQ plus from Abeille and Soy Protein from Unicity. Any opinions...?


Sorry to intrude but how is your culinary skills?

I know 2 underweight kids who hate the food at home and eat like starved lions in other people's homes....

Any chance that cooking styles and menus might change their eating habits? :wink:


I agree w Uncle Lim ..... I was abt to say the same thing.
I know of kids who apparently do not eat much but they eat adult portion at another place. Natural is better taking supplements. I know kids love pasta & pizza, these can easily be done at home. I know you said protein not carbo..... you can add ham, chicken chop with pasta, grilled fish w pasta, etc.... these dishes can be done within half an hour....

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Re: protein supplements for kids....

Postby cherrygal » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:48 am

Sorry off topic.

Hi Chubbie
Can I know where to buy the G3 juice? My gal also has astigmatism. Is it proven?

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Re: protein supplements for kids....

Postby Yanti » Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:38 am

Hi..my son drinks lots of full cream milk.. and we did not stop him from eating anything that he wants..
for those who are wondering how good is my culinary skills.. hmm i can say so-so.. hmmm so far no complain from both hubby and son...hehehe...
but like i said... he is very fussy no matter whether we eat at home or outside...
@ Cherrygal..how did your cousin knows there's parasite in the gut? The doctor did not mention anythg about this when he examined my son...
@ Chubie, yeah that's what I am facing now... so any improvement after he takes the G3?

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Re: protein supplements for kids....

Postby Chubbie » Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:12 pm

Hi cherrygal,

I have replied u in another post. ;) yup, G3 is a MLM product from Nu Skin and is one of it's top selling products.

Hi Yanti,
I have just started DS on G3 for about 2 months. His recent eye assessment
showed that his astigmatism was stable and there was no shortsightedness. What a
relief! ;) his next review will be in June and will continue to let him drink G3. I also
notice that he doesn't fall sick as often as he used to. Even if he did show some
signs of a cold coming on, he recovered faster. He takes the G3 twice a day, after breakfast and dinner and each time only need to take about 60 ml. My husband is a member of Nu Skin, so we can get better price.

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Re: protein supplements for kids....

Postby Chubbie » Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:34 pm

Hi Yanti,

Just to add. I still have to cut the vegetables and meat into small pieces but at least I do not have to camouflage them now. Maybe DS is older now and can understand that they are good for him. However, sometimes he will still act up and refuse to eat his veggies. But i notice that he can take in larger portions as compared to previously. He does take fruits but not as many servings as he should be taking. Now that he is in P1, I cannot control what he eats during
recess. He told me that he usually buys soft drinks and doesn't eat because he wants to go and play. But at least I am assured that he is taking in his vitamins
from G3. ;)

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