'His appetite is so good that for a meal he can eat three big bowls of rice, even larger than I and his mother,' said Hao's father Lu Yuncheng. Since Hao was one-year-old his parents have tried to keep a careful eye on his diet. However, Hao's mother Chen Yuan comments: 'We have to let him be as if we don't feed him he will cry non-stop'.
No matter how hard the family restricts Hao's diet and pushes him to move more the toddler has still managed to put on 10kg (22 lbs) in the past year. Now Chen Yuan is unable to pick her son up. 'In both of our families, there was no such giant person,' said father Yuncheng.
Hao has many toys at home but his favourite is Superman because, he says, 'Superman can fly and beat bad men!' When asked is he would like to fly like Superman Hao giggles and replies: 'No. I am too fat'.
To push Hao to do more sports, the family installed a basketball hoop in the yard and often take him to swim in a local river. But the exercise just makes him hungrier and results in him putting on more weight.
'We now worry the most about his health. As if he continues to grow at this rate his heart could fail,' said Yuan. They also worry that when he gets older and more aware of his weight Hao will be bullied.
'Our biggest hope is one day Hao could get slim,' said Chen.
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