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Outtawork Sun 05-Mar-17 10:43:22

l usually have my 14 year old grandson stay over on a friday night, he is a beanpole& a bit fussy with food. not sure about amounts of food he should be eating, for breakfast he ate a whole box 375g of chocolate pillows for breakfast. dinner the night before was a tin of chicken curry & a whole bag of pilar rice done in the microwave. plus waffles & a banana this excessive?

pensionpat Sun 05-Mar-17 10:50:29

I have 14 year old also fussy and skinny. I also feed him once a week, and use it as an opportunity to give him more traditional meal, within his preferences- I want him to enjoy it. But I sneak a little something new now and again. This week he ate the same amount of dinner as I did, gammon joint slices, his favourite mash and baked beans. Then a pancake, and a little later, a Magnum. He also asked if I had a crime egg. I failed on that one. He also drank a lot if Schloer. If there is no weight problem I will let him have anything I've got.

jenn Sun 05-Mar-17 10:51:10

No,sounds normal teenager.

Riverwalk Sun 05-Mar-17 10:55:43

How can it be excessive if he's a beanpole?

Elegran Sun 05-Mar-17 11:06:03

Boys of 14 have hollow legs.

grannylyn65 Sun 05-Mar-17 11:09:06

I would love a crime egg !!'😋

M0nica Sun 05-Mar-17 11:14:28

Quite agree, standard teenage boy behaviour. They have but one gut, but it is never filled.

pensionpat Sun 05-Mar-17 11:36:01

Crime egg must be a Freudian slip. It would be criminal to my weight to eat one!

BlueBelle Sun 05-Mar-17 11:37:50

My teenage grandsons never stop eating they can have a big meal and be 'starving' an hour later but neither have any weight problems they are very active playing sport at every available moment and are very strong The granddaughter are all much fussier eaters and pick and poke the food around but are never full when chocolate or icecream are about

Outtawork Sun 05-Mar-17 12:21:28

l gave him this morning, 100g of choc pillows, plus semi skinned milk, he was disgusted at the amount, had waffles as well. he isnt very active, but walks a lot.

Jalima Sun 05-Mar-17 12:23:11

Can he still fit into his onesie?

kittylester Sun 05-Mar-17 12:34:54

Beat me to it Jalima grin

Teetime Sun 05-Mar-17 12:45:15

My nephew is 17 just over 6ft and very thin but lovely - hardly ever eats and never more than once a day unless its Haribou.

merlotgran Sun 05-Mar-17 12:47:59

Our 16 yr old DGS will be coming for Sunday lunch today. He eats like a horse but during the week has far too much processed crap food for my liking. He jokes that Sunday is the one day he stocks up on healthy, fresh cooked veg.

His older brother is at uni and from what I hear lives on Pot Noodle!

I'm sure they'll survive.

ninathenana Sun 05-Mar-17 12:53:14

Jalima it has that tone dosen't it smile

ninathenana Sun 05-Mar-17 12:54:47

Why give a teen who is not over weight semi skimmed milk

Welshwife Sun 05-Mar-17 12:58:41

My DGS went through a phase of eating almost non stop. DD was always complaining that she thought she had bought enough for lunches all the week and after a day or so the fridge was empty - this was particularly noticeable when he was home between his Alevels. He made himself sandwiches and things with wraps. Now he is 26 he has far more 'normal' eating habits and is a six foot four slim chap. He is very handy to take shopping for things in the top shelf - I am only 5'4 so often need assistance!

Elrel Sun 05-Mar-17 13:09:12

Merlot, one DGS was a discriminating young foodie until he went to uni. Pot Noodles it is!

Outtawork Sun 05-Mar-17 13:59:30

He drinks a lot of water, l forgot to add.

Norah Sun 05-Mar-17 14:58:16

Sounds a lot like my grandsons. Don't worry, food is required to grow. But walking a lot is exercise, he's walking lots of that food off.

Jalima Sun 05-Mar-17 16:19:23

Does he wear plimsolls as well?

Jalima Sun 05-Mar-17 16:20:16

ps plimsolls are not good to walk in, not enough support for growing feet.

Jalima Sun 05-Mar-17 16:21:30

kitty and nina
is it just us? grin grin grin

Anya Sun 05-Mar-17 16:34:21

I can tell you're a keen cook outtawork and have a great grasp of suitable nutrition for growing kids. Why bother asking us when you have it down to a T?

Norah Sun 05-Mar-17 18:24:53

Our grandchildren all love Sunday roast, with enough veg it's good for any of them. Perhaps eating something hearty instead of chocolate pillows might be better nutritionally?

Why are plimsolls an issue here?