I'm concerned about my ds eating habits and although I do know what healthy food is and that is what I offer him, I'm not sure how much he should be eating. I offer healthy food, but he usually decides how much to eat. He's taller than me, about 5 feet 4 inches. ( 13 years old)
This am he ate oatmeal and wanted nothing else. He ate a large bowl with sugar and wanted more. He often does this so I measured to see how much a bowl holds. It holds about 3 cups of oatmeal or food. ( He likes to do rice or bean dishes the same way. ) I thought of offering him fruit, but nope.
At other meals he eats huge amounts of food. He out eats dh & I, will ask to eat the girls left overs or 2nds & 3rds. Is this just normal for a 13 yr old boy? ( He has Asperger's but I don't know if that has anything to do with his eating habits.)
When I eat oatmeal I can only eat 1/2 cup and I'm full. My girls, even the 15 yr old is like that. The younger girls don't finish it, but they will want a snack 2 hrs later.
I'm concerned about his weigh so I'm not sure what to do. Is it just normal for a boy to eat like that? Should I make him cut back or do I just let him eat the amounts he wants and just continue offering healthy food?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:34 AM on Jun. 13, 2011 in Health
Answer by ObbyDobbie at 10:37 AM on Jun. 13, 2011
Answer by But_Mommie at 10:38 AM on Jun. 13, 2011
Answer by ObbyDobbie at 10:38 AM on Jun. 13, 2011
Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 10:43 AM on Jun. 13, 2011
Answer by But_Mommie at 10:54 AM on Jun. 13, 2011
Answer by kimigogo at 11:06 AM on Jun. 13, 2011