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sneaky sugary treats(4 Posts)
I just discovered my DS15 stash of choclate bars pringles sainsburys cookies and oreos. I'm so shocked how much there is that I've consficated his money and cash card (and stash). I have been waiting for the teenage rebellion and half expecting cigerettes or weed/booze! I was the same at his age except that we would steal my Dads sweets from the cupboard. When I was his age a family sized bar of chocolate might be given to you at Christmas and would last for ages. I think my DS has been snaffling at least one a day and four or five sainburies cookies, plus sweets and other stuff. No brains to get rid of all the wrappers under his matress though. I have recently given up chocolate and cakes/buscuits etc to lose weight and be more healthy so I guess I have been buying less for the kids too, but thats good isnt it? I'm still buying them buscuits and nice things but he is obviously getting through far too much in secret. I've had a 'go' at him and he's given me the teenage 'face' but I know I need to help him get back onto a healthier diet (he eats all his meals and isnt a fussy eater). Ho hum.
Is it possible he is suffering from an eating disorder? I suffer with binge eating disorder and as a teen I suffered with bulimia for 3 years. I was too embarrassed to say anything to my parents as they were 'healthy' and I thought they would just think I'm greedy.
Do you think that's a possibility here?
I dont think there is to be honest but its always a good idea to consider all possibilities. Apart from this he eats very well (he's vegetarian through choice) and his weight is good. But I will bare it in mind. I'm sorry you suffer. It must be very difficult.
Well my dd is the same. She's 16. There is a no rule for food in her room, but that doesn't stop her. In her more lucid moments she'll say, she was still hungry, it's in case she's hungry in the night, can't be bothered going back downstairs, it was just what she had in her bag, Lauren brought it round, she bought it because she doesn't like tonight's tea.
I confiscate stuff and give consequences but it makes no difference.
When you find out how to stop it please let me know. Sorry I can't be of more help!