DS (17) eats 4000 calories roughly each day but plays football and is 5ft 9 and 12.5 stone. (Healthy weight DD (14) has an eating disorder and is 6 stone 6/7 pounds and is 5ft 4.. which is underweight . She has to eat 3500 calories a day as she needs to gain a stone to a stone and a half. DS is 5 and 3ft 9 and weighs 3 stone 4 pounds, he eats 2000 calories a day but seems to have a very high metabolism? He seems underweight to me but I don't think he is according to the doctor, my friends tell me I feed him far to much? DD is 4, 3ft 6 and 3 stone 12 pounds (not sure if she's overweight but seems a little chubby to me.) she eats 1400/1500 calories a day. Do I feed my youngest two children to much? Please share your child's age and height and daily calorie intake! Thanks!
I have three dc and no idea what their calorific intake is. How are you monitoring how many calories they are consuming?
I speak as someone with a life long eating disorder but I find it profoundly unsettling that you are calorie counting for healthy children. I understand why you need to monitor your anorexic daughter. I wish her well and a speedy recovery.
I don't really look at there calories but since DD has become ill I find the need to check they are eating enough and stay good healthy weights. Thanks for your kind words. I don't check every meal but I keep track of the youngest twos weights as I want to make sure they are gaining weight like they should.