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People always went on about teenage boys and food..... only NOW do I get it

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DrNick Wed 05-Feb-14 18:16:38

in the last six months suddenly.... I am doing two Tesco orders a week. I just cannot keep up with it. Previous portion sizes look like dolls house sizes.

they never stop!

ggirl Mon 10-Feb-14 19:48:24

thanks, ds on beclo as well .
Well he can't do without it so ....

KatyMac Mon 10-Feb-14 20:32:44

Interesting as DD was always on the 91st centile for height up to about 11 & is now just below the 50th centile a difference of about 12.5cms (5 inches) which would make her 5ft 8 (ish)

If you correct for her due date - that puts her on the 25th centile & she is bang on target (she was 3 weeks late)

bigTillyMint Tue 11-Feb-14 06:44:15

ishouldcocoa so glad it's not just my DS!

I found this on the NHS website.

Teenagers need lots of energy and nutrients because they’re still growing. The amount of energy that food and drink contains is measured in both kilojoules (kJ) and kilocalories (kcal) commonly just referred to as calories.

A report from 2011 estimated that the average energy requirements for children aged 13-18 years old a day is:

Age (years) Boys Girls
13 10,100kJ /2414kcal 9,300kJ /2223kcal
14 11,000kJ /2629kcal 9,800kJ /2342kcal
15 11,800kJ /2820kcal 10,000kJ /2390kcal
16 12,400kJ /2964kcal 10,100kJ /2414kcal
17 12,900kJ /3083kcal 10,300kJ /2462kcal
18 13,200kJ /3155kcal 10,300kJ /2462kcal

However, these figures are only a guide. Young people might need more or less energy depending on a number of factors, including how physically active they are.

But frankly, I can't be faffed to work out the calories in everything he eatsconfused

DrNick Tue 11-Feb-14 07:33:30

what with the eating and the transformation from a bright eyed " waker at 5am every bloody morning" the teen years are a revelation

KatyMac Tue 11-Feb-14 17:06:32

Ah now mine gets up earlier than she ever has's exhausting as it usually involves me dropping her at the station

MurielHeslopp Tue 11-Feb-14 17:58:03

Do you know, it's always felt a bit unfair that with 3 DDs the cost of sanitary wear is likely to put us in debt in a few years!

But maybe this is where the financial balance lies.... grin
(saying that 2 of my girls are pretty greedy already so can see them being teenage scoffers!)

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