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is 15yo dd eating too much?

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nuttyveg Fri 22-May-20 16:11:09

i've posted on teenagers, but i haven't gotten many responses, so i thought i'd post here for traffic.
15yo dd has been eating more recently and i don't know if it's too much or not, she's a healthy weight, not like a beanpole but not fat.
today she's had
2 slices of vegan cheese on seedy toast and a milky coffee made with oat milk and stevia for breakfast
about 5 wedges, 4 mini falafels, 3 oreos and a small handful of salt and vinegar crisps for lunch
4 more oreos as a snack
and will be having chickpea and roasted vegetable soup for dinner with a slice or two of seedy bread
and homemade apple cake with custard for pudding
and she usually has a bowl of cereal with oat milk before bed, so i imagine she will tonight too.
thank you for any responses smile

ImaBridKid Fri 22-May-20 16:13:13

Yes it does sound like a lot - but if on other days she eats slightly less she may not put on weight.

mynameiscalypso Fri 22-May-20 16:13:33

Was she hungry? Did she enjoy it? That's all that matters really (and even the first one doesn't matter hugely). I mean, clearly there are 'healthier' things to eat than Oreos but they're bloody delicious.

mynameiscalypso Fri 22-May-20 16:14:20

Also, I really don't think it sounds like a lot of food!

WorraLiberty Fri 22-May-20 16:14:56

It does sound like a lot but everyone's appetites are different.

How do you know every little thing she eats though, or did you just happen to spot it today?

bluefoxmug Fri 22-May-20 16:17:02

it doesn'tsound like a lot, but if she is not very active then it might be enough.
if she's keeping her weight stable...

Chewy85 Fri 22-May-20 16:17:54

Sounds fine to me. If she’s hungry she needs to eat. Plus she’s having veg and healthy stuff mixed with the more unhealthy so it’s a good balance.

mynameiscalypso Fri 22-May-20 16:18:22

Do people really think two slices of toast, a small number of falafel and wedges and bowl of soup is a lot of food? Sure there's junk food in there too but it's really not that much!

nuttyveg Fri 22-May-20 16:19:25

@WorraLiberty because we're both at home all day, and she isn't allowed to eat in her bedroom smile

RJnomore1 Fri 22-May-20 16:19:44

Sounds like nothing in the world of teenage eating tbh.

Have any of the sounds like a lot people met a teenager lately??

WorraLiberty Fri 22-May-20 16:20:45

mynameiscalypso I was thinking more about the 7 Oreos, custard and cake.

whensmynexthol1day Fri 22-May-20 16:21:42

It seems very carb and sugar heavy. Apart from the soup and the chickpeas (and the potatoes but they don't count in your 5) she's not eating any veg or fruit. Sounds like you're vegetarian so you should easily be hitting 5 a day if not more.
She's had four slices of bread across the day- could she replace her breakfast with Greek and yogurt and berries (way more filling, extra protein plus fruit) or with some sort of vegetable and cheese omelette (again more filling and with some veg). Apologies if you're vegan! Those suggestions wouldn't work!

WorraLiberty Fri 22-May-20 16:22:04

Have any of the sounds like a lot people met a teenager lately??

I have a 17yr old DS. He eats a lot too.

zscaler Fri 22-May-20 16:22:22

It doesn’t sound like that much too me. If her weight is stable I wouldn’t stress about it. Lots of teenagers are bottomless pits.

zscaler Fri 22-May-20 16:22:30

*to me

xxKatie9806xx Fri 22-May-20 16:22:38

We can’t really comment that well based on what she’s eaten in one day. Some days I eat loads and other days I don’t eat much. I think if she’s a healthy weight I wouldn’t worry at all. Sounds like they are healthy options there, maybe just stop buying Oreos and things like that, if you find she’s eating too much of them. I can’t resist biscuits and chocolate if I have it in the house either!

mynameiscalypso Fri 22-May-20 16:22:48

I don't think 7 Oreos and a pudding on a Friday night is particularly extreme!

nuttyveg Fri 22-May-20 16:22:58

also, she has been asking for these golden (i think) oreos for months, and i've just found them in the shops today, so she had more than she usually would if it was say, digestives smile

cultkid Fri 22-May-20 16:23:04

No Thats not V much

Muh2020 Fri 22-May-20 16:24:00

I don't think that sounds like much.
she even didn't have a proper dinner, just some soup and bread.

Idododoidadada Fri 22-May-20 16:24:18

I would be seriously worried about her B12 levels. I see a poster on the teenage thread listed it.

Cheese on toast for breakfast
Falafel and wedges for lunch
Soup and toast for dinner
Late night bowl of cereal

7 Oreos and a handful of crisps

It’s not a lot of food, she is possibly eating more due to boredom but, if she’s not gaining weight why are you concerned about the amount? It’s not a great diet though.

ReincarnatedDodo Fri 22-May-20 16:24:19

That's really not a lot but it's not a great diet either.

Bflatmajorsharp Fri 22-May-20 16:24:31

Too much for what?

If she's not overweight, seems health and happy then it sounds fine.

WorraLiberty Fri 22-May-20 16:24:55

I don't think 7 Oreos and a pudding on a Friday night is particularly extreme!

If it was just on a Friday I'm sure the OP wouldn't have started the thread?

nuttyveg Fri 22-May-20 16:25:03

@whensmynexthol1day thank you for the suggestions! she's vegan, but she has some soy greek yogurt, so i will try to encourage her to have that for breakfast instead tomorrow smile

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