My daughter is now a sophomore in college and I am very concerned about her weight. Prior to starting college, she had always been a healthy weight and athletic and loved playing sports.
By the end of her freshman year, she had put on 40 lbs or so and had developed extremely unhealthy eating habits seemingly overnight. I talked to her about this and she said the stress / adjustment to college life had made it tough, but that she was going to start working out and eating better. She lost about 10 lbs during summer, and I could tell she already felt a little bit better.
However, she visited home recently for the first time since leaving for school in August and she revealed to me that she had gained 25 lbs. I am very worried for her health with such a drastic change and she is devastated at the change in her body. She has always been a wiry girl and to have her doctor tell her that she is now clinically overweight took a toll on her self-worth.
How can I help her without pushing her or making her feel uncomfortable in her skin? I know she wants to make this change but I am worried she won't be able to push herself to do so.