WHY IS MY CHILDREN EATING SO MUCH?

Mommy - posted on 08/25/2014 ( 20 moms have responded )

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I have 2 kids (one is 5 years old and the other is 4) and they LOVE to eat. They wern't always like this, when they were younger, they would refuse food, but now they will eat ANYTHING you give them. Plus they will also eat a lot. They would eat a whole pizza each and still want dessert if i let them. Tonight, they had 3 slices of pizza and some veggies and they said they where still hungry. I said no. I don't always give them pizza, today was pizza night. The youngest one is obese and the older one is overweight. WHAT SHOULD I DO ITS DRIVING ME NUTS

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 08/27/2014

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First: Get the kids in to a doctor for a physical.
Second: Get some professional counseling for food issues, both for you and the children.

A point: one reason they may not 'feel' full is because they're inhaling their food, rather than savoring it. Get them to slow down when they eat so that their stomach can recognize that it IS full.

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Mommy - posted on 08/28/2014

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one of my kids eats very fast,and takes very big bites. I tell him to slow down and he does, but a minute later he is taking big and fast bites again.

Mommy - posted on 08/27/2014

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And I also think that my 4 year old has a very bad relationship with food. He obsesses about it. If we are doing something and food comes up he won't stop talking about it. and when someone is in the kitchen, he always come in and tries to get something to eat. Recently he has started sneaking food into his bedroom.

Jodi - posted on 08/26/2014

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Ok, so exactly what advice are you after? So far, you have thrown every piece of advice out the window and still complaining your children are obese. What you are doing isn't working, what do you want??? You have had some very sound advice.

Mommy - posted on 08/26/2014

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Thank you!

I don't know what to do beacuse my children are already overweight and obese so i feel like i should restrict them from junk food.

Plus... I don't agree that they should limit their carbs. Look at countries like china, and japan. they have very slim people and no heart problems or diabetes. What is there diet like? RICE AND NOODLES. very low animal products and lots of veggies. Fruit is one of the most healthy carbs on the plant and wouldn't ever restrict fruit. You should check out freelee the banana girl on youtube! https://www.youtube.com/user/Freelea

Mommy - posted on 08/26/2014

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I know pizza is not healthy, but i don't want to be the parent that says no to all the junk food.

Right now i dont buy any chips, cookies, crackers, or snacks. I might buy some cereal but thats as close as i will get to junk food (besides the occasional treat) I buy LOTS of veggies and some fruit, as well as some other stuff. Don't worry i feed them very healthy, they problem is they don't get full

Jodi - posted on 08/25/2014

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I think you need to look at what you are feeding them rather than the amount they are eating. Also consider the amount of exercise they are getting. If they are intaking a large number of calories and not actually burning them off, it doesn't matter how well you plan their diet, they will gain weight. So you need to make sure they are getting a balance of healthy food and exercise.

Pizza's not particularly healthy. What other foods are you feeding them?

Mommy - posted on 08/25/2014

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I read on a website that they might feel deprived of food and feel the need to endulge at the next meal which i think might be the case because i started cooking healthy and limiting their food

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