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momtoangels

Is gorging on "healtly" food still healthy?

My step son has a voracious appetite. He can eat overweight adult males under the table. Dad says as long as it's healthy food, it's ok. I disagree. Comments?



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momtoangels

I should mention he's only 8.

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acitez

He could be having a growth spurt. Sometimes kids growth looks like a slow motion video of a bouncing ball, they get rounder for a little while, then they shoot up like a stringbean. Don't talk to him about food, boys get anorexic, too. Until kids have their growth, you should provide plenty of healthy food and let them control the amount unless there are health issues identified by the pediatrician.

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momtoangels

I don't think this is a growing spurt - it's been getting worse over 3 years. Last night at a family party, he ate more than half of the appetizers laid out for over 20 people so that some had to go without. He then proceded to eat 3 large dinners, and got angry with me when I stepped in and asked for just a small piece of cake for him, and all our kids.
Even though he's only 8, he weighs what the growth chart says a 13 year old boy should.

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Im2Cool

ow wow.. I do understand how does he feel cus I was a chubby kid once. However, that eating habit is very bad for him.. have you seen nutritious? the appetite may not harm him if he is active.. is he in a sport of any other high activity?