My year-old daughter eats too much. While I can think of two answers, saying no or buying healthy snacks, I have reasons why neither works. And she would resent any comments and interpret them to be criticism of her weight.
One of the hallmarks of binge eating is that it comes with a heavy amount of guilt and shame. It's different from the occasional Mexican food meal that makes you unbutton your pants. Binge eating is when you eat massive amounts of food in a pretty short time span as a compulsive behavior.
It depends. Children and teens may go through cycles. For example, they may eat more and gain some extra weight right before a growth spurt in height.
Ah, the adolescent male appetite. Those always hungry growing boys who eat standing up, drain the quart containers of milk or juice, and are fully capable of finishing off as an after-school snack the whole lasagna or pot of stew or cold roast beef that was supposed to serve as dinner for the family. Are teenage boys eating too much protein?
All of us eat too much from time to time. But if you regularly overeat while feeling out of control and powerless to stop, you may be suffering from binge eating disorder. Binge eating disorder is a common eating disorder where you frequently eat large amounts of food while feeling powerless to stop and extremely distressed during or after eating.
Kathy Gleason is a freelance writer living in rural northern New Jersey who has been writing professionally since Before leaving her massage therapy career to start a family, Gleason specialized in Swedish style, pregnancy and sports massage. Living with teens can sometimes feel like living with locusts.
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