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To think 2 weetabix is a normal portion?

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LittleMissIntrovert Wed 03-Jun-15 19:18:11

OH eats 4 at a time shock

He isn't known for small portions, and then complains when I don't finish meals! Don't get me wrong I like my food, but it's just ridiculous.

Please tell me I'm not unreasonable!

topcat2014 Wed 03-Jun-15 19:21:10

Always have three myself - middle ground..

WinterOfOurDiscountTents15 Wed 03-Jun-15 19:21:29

I think a normal portion is whatever a person eating it decides it is. So what if he likes 4 weetabix?

awombwithaview Wed 03-Jun-15 19:23:03

I always have two but then I'm petite....if I were a taller, wider build I might need more. Is he a big chap?

CaptainHolt Wed 03-Jun-15 19:23:05

I have 2 and I'm generally a small eater. Ds has 4 and he's a very small 11yo

TheMoa Wed 03-Jun-15 19:26:49

My 8 year old has three, and is starving an hour later.

They are slightly crappy, as food goes.

Soduthen116 Wed 03-Jun-15 19:27:00

Unless he's grossly obese you are unreasonable and it's not your place to tell another adult what to eat.

My dss would eat 4 by the time they were teenagers.

DragonMamma Wed 03-Jun-15 19:28:02

I would only ever have 2. A woman I work with has one but she's like a rake.

SqueezyCheeseWeasel Wed 03-Jun-15 19:28:22

I would agree that 2 was a 'portion'.

manicinsomniac Wed 03-Jun-15 19:28:43

I definitely think 2 would be the norm

But don't think 1, 3 or 4 would be abnormal.

nocutsnobuttsnococonuts Wed 03-Jun-15 19:31:01

my 6 and 3 yr olds have 2 each for breakfast and still starving an hour later....

mrsdavidbowie Wed 03-Jun-15 19:32:13

'Ds has between 5 and 7 for breakfast. He's 16.

thenightsky Wed 03-Jun-15 19:32:29

Two is a portion these days I reckon.

However when I was little (1960s) 1 was considered the norm for children.

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Wed 03-Jun-15 19:33:06

They're basically just air that tastes like cardboard aren't they?

DoJo Wed 03-Jun-15 19:33:33

YABU to think that any amount is a 'portion' by anyone's standards but those of the person eating them. But two is the 'serving suggestion' portion on the packet normally!

EastMidsMummy Wed 03-Jun-15 19:34:19

Two is a standard portion.

Tanaqui Wed 03-Jun-15 19:34:59

They were bigger in the olden days cis the corners were square!

BikketBikketBikket Wed 03-Jun-15 19:35:03

My 2 yr-old DGC has two for breakfast every day... As a pp said, normal is what you decide smile

tumsup Wed 03-Jun-15 19:37:46

2 for an adult would be the norm here.

My 9 year old would have one.

DH and I are fat. 9 year old is never hungry.

GoodbyeToAllOfThat Wed 03-Jun-15 19:40:17

Surely this is his decision to make without your input?

Wideopenspace Wed 03-Jun-15 19:42:16

The nutrition bit on the side works out the calories etc based on a 2 biscuit portion.


hibbledibble Wed 03-Jun-15 19:43:31

Is he overweight?

I think its up to him to decide his portion size.

Dd has been known to have 6 for breakfast, and she is skinny as a rake.

I only have 2.

yourinnergoddess Wed 03-Jun-15 19:43:59

oh my

2 weetabix wipes out the difference in calorie requirements unless he does lots of exercise

if he gets a bit tubby, switch him to dry food for a bit, and shut him out for an hour or two on a regular basis

CowGull Wed 03-Jun-15 19:44:29

I have four, I think's it's a large portion but not unreasonably so, just enough to see me through until lunch. Two would leave me chewing my arm off by 9:00.

TeacupTravels Wed 03-Jun-15 19:47:00

Wow. I had no idea anyone had more than 2! Would 4 fit in a bowl or do you have a 2 weetabix serving twice?

(I'd personally have 2 weetabix and maybe have toast/egg etc if I was hungry, so no logic to thinking 4 sounds a lot!)

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