Following on from Orms thread really. I have the opposite problem. Rds1(7) really quite skinny. And is permanently hungry. I took him to the doctor and jokingly asked if he had worms, but that kid eats and eats and is eating us out of house and home. As a diabetic my whole life, I feel I have a 'reasonable' grasp of nutrition. It has been suggested that it is actually tiredness and/or hunger. So i try to get him to bed early and he drinks lots of water anyway. I stuff him with bananas, try to get protein in him for long term, cheese, youghurts, I do cheese and cracker towers with crackers, ham and cheese. I give puddings, crisps and chocolate, with muffins, croisants, biscuits. fruit and bread. and .... Bloody 'ell, I can't even think of anything else to feed the boy. He has 3 huge meals a day. For breakfast , a huge bowl of cereal. Plus 2 or 3 slices or toast. then a hour later he wants a banana, and a packer of crisps. I do him some cheese and crackers and a youghurt. And some strawberreis and grapes. It goes on and on and on. I don't know what to do !! Its costing me a packet !! And this is a long term thing, not just growth spurt ! Any suggestions ?
My top tip is oats - great slow release energy and lots of different ways of having them:
Porridge Oatcakes - go with lots of things, and are really filling, have them with tuna, cheese, melt cheese on top in microwave and have with salsa, ham, cream cheese etc Flapjacks - make your own and fill them with dried fruit / seeds etc Granola - again make your own, we have a great recipe from a blog, I'll see if I can find it, have it with yoghurt or milk
I think he is getting lots of carbs. I obviously am very aware of carbs, as I have to count them every time I eat them,. We do eat ALOT of pasta, potatoes and bread, as main meals. Plus I do casseroles and dumplings. Eat alot of rice and noodles. Both love chilli and rice, stir fried rice, which I make ,and I make a good curry with boiled rice and naan breads. How much more carby, can you GET ? I do try and encourage both ds's to drink alot of water and I think they do.
Agree with the protein and oats suggestions. Carbs are less filling.
Baked beans with cheese grated on top on a large, butterede baked potato plus some sausages is popular with my DSs. Poached eggs on wholemeal marmite toast for breakfast. Oat cakes or wholegrain rice cakes with nut butter for snacks etc.
Are the carbs wholemeal? Does he eat lots of steaks, chops, fish and vegetables? Go for the full fat versions of dairy products.. give him soup as a starter before meals and encourage him to eat more slo releasing fruit like apples, pear@ and berries. Fruitcake or malt loafs are another good filleer. What about cooked chic?en drumsticks as a snack? Will he eat marmite or peanut butter? . Bean stews !re also good if he'll take it.
well, I may take him back tot he doctor. I mean its hardly surprising that the doctor was dissmissive. Is it ? he has just been diagnosed as Aspergers. He likes sedentary things like lying down watching tv with ds2. But also bounces around on our tramploline and plays gfootball alot. he comes home from school and begs for food. I give him 6 or 7 things . Then he has dinner. maybe 4 sausages, 4 huge scoops of mash. and 2 huge scoops of pees. Then an hour later, he won't go to bed. Becasue he is starving. and begs and cries. Then I give hims somethign. Toast and a banana, and a muffin. And a glass of milk. And a chocolate biscuit. And he says thanks you mummy. Runs upstairs all happy, jumps into bed. And is asleep withing 10 minutes.
wholemael carbs. I ahve always eaten brown rice, brown pasta, brown bread.
Good ideas on the malt loaf and the chicken drumsticks. They both like marmite and peanut butter. I do that on toast alot, with a banana and a glass of milk. I thought that was the 'right' thing, but it all seems to be failing me.