My sons really unhealthy eating habits?

Jemma - posted on 11/02/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My son has really unhealthy eating habits gorging himself on fats and sugar but he is the image of health!

The doctor told us he has an abnormally high metabolism and powerful liver so food and sugar etc has no effect. He is in the 10th percentile on the BMI for his age . I tried to change his eating habits but I'm worried without all those fats he'll burn himself out ( he's very active he has whats called a "nervous energy" meaning his energy levels burn themselves without exserting anything) and go underweight.

Help?

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Kaitlin - posted on 11/02/2012

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how old is he? Have you spoken to a nutritionist?

There are lots of healthy fats that he could be eating, and you get them from avocados, bananas, natural butter, natural peanut butter, etc and complex carbs are great too, like oats, flax, wheat germ...

If his diet is unhealthy, don't buy those foods.

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Jemma - posted on 11/02/2012

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Look no one really understands this situation so I'll explain again.

His energy he gets from food BURNS BY ITSELF.

So his average intake is gone without giving nutrition or anything. So he needs fats to give him all the extra energy he needs.

I just dont think carbs can cut it when all those fats still only barely scrape his need for energy.

Jemma - posted on 11/02/2012

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Look no one really understands this situation so I'll explain again.

His energy he gets from food BURNS BY ITSELF.

So his average intake is gone without giving nutrition or anything. So he needs fats to give him all the extra energy he needs.

I just dont think carbs can cut it when all those fats still only barely scrape his need for energy.

Jemma - posted on 11/02/2012

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The thing I'm worried about is that Protein and vegetables dont give nearly as much as the fats and sugars he normally gets.

His energy burns by itself! So he needs energy to feed what burns itself and the things he does actively.

I will try the complex carbs things though.

Thank you!

Holly - posted on 11/02/2012

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give him complex carbs... those are harder to change into sugars and fats, but he'll be able to use them as energy. make sure to give him plenty of protein and veggies and fruit.... but seriously all the fats and sugars, if you make sure he gets them from healthy foods, you'll be doing him a favor...

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