amo_mea_filiis. Posted September 28, 2012 Share Posted September 28, 2012 Just telling them "no" doesnt work in any area, just like it doesnt work here. I am sick and tired of the food rollercoaster in my house. I menu plan and plan shopping trips, but it never works. The kids, especially ds, start asking for food right away. If i'm not paying attention (simple answer is to pay more attention, i know!) he'll eat all six bagels in a day. He'll have a fit over the planned meal. If i prep foods, like cook and freeze pancakes for example, he'll eat them frozen! I dont normally buy cereals, but when i do, they last a single day. I have a very hard time telling him no because he has lost weight multiple times and will refuse food. But he wastes a lot. I will find bagel pieces on the table, bowls of dry cereal still full, half eaten sandwiches. Part of the seeming lack of supervision is that he does not eat while sitting at the table; he takes a bite, runs off, comes back for more, runs off again, etc. I do not know how to stay a step ahead of him. I dont think he really knows when he's hungry. Part of this is that he needs protein very frequently (hive helped with that one!) but i cant get it into him, so all the carbs leave him "starving." He rarely eats a meal. He eats all the time, but doesnt eat (dont ask how that actually makes sense!). He's an instant gratification kid- open the fridge and eat. I have set up bins in the fridge for each kid and tried to limit him to x amount of something per day. With the young marines being every saturday, i have the opportunity to go food shopping and get everything put away and/or prepped. If i hide something, like pancakes again, it's fine until he knows they're there. I think what i'm trying to get at- how do i plan meals and snacks without having to go to the store daily, while limiting what ds can have and not feeling like i'm doing a disservice (or actually doing) to him? I want him to have some control over food, but how do i make him accept the choices available to him? I go food shopping tomorrow and need to ease him into a gluten and dairy free diet. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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