What can be as strange as to hear that a mother putting her two-year old daughter on diet, but yes this is true story of a British mother.
The mother Aly Gilardoni of eight years old Corleigh made her daughter to go for dieting. She fed her daughter with just 700 calories a day, while the recommended calorie intake by medical experts is 1,000 calories.
Corleigh used to have cereal for breakfast, salad and half a roll for lunch, and a baked potato for dinner. The reason her mother cited was that she didn’t want her daughter to be like her gaining 238 pounds and consuming a 3,000 calorie diet of junk food and carbohydrates.
"I don't want a fat child. Getting an eating disorder like anorexia would be preferable. Being overweight dominates my life. I don't want Corleigh to be like me", said Aly.
As per Dr. Stephen Turner, Chairman of the department of pediatrics at Long Island College Hospital, children, who have normal weight, should never recommend low calorific diet. He added that even with children with excess weight, it is not necessary that their calories are reduced from their meal, rather they should be given healthy foods.
Now, Corleigh weighs 4st, which according to her age is five pounds less and her ribs stick out.