Well "They" say that kid won't starve themselves. I am telling you "THEY" are wrong. As previously posted Tyler is a VERY VERY picky eater. Since he was little he has had eating problems and gaining weight has always been an issue. We brought home our 40 week gestation baby at almost 5 pounds. He is almost 5 and dropped to 28 pounds (AGAIN) after his tonsil surgery. He eats about 5 things regularly. He doesn't really feed himself. ( Though yesterday he did feed himself applesauce and ketchup) He also takes a REALLY long time to eat. Like over 30 minutes. For those who are not aware after 30 minutes they start burning calories when eating.
Because he is constantly moving and his muscles are tight he tends to burn calories more than a typical kid. So ( sadly) when he does eat because he takes so long it burns off faster. He is also not a fan of many fruits or veggies and due to texture issues he won't drink juice. He drinks soda ( GASP!!! I KNOW!) He hasn't had milk in over a year and juice. Um no.
When we were introducing solids we were power packing and adding calories so we were adding things like Butter, fat and calories. Sure makes sweet potatoes YUMMY when it is packed with fat. When it isn't pack with fat he won't touch it.
So, we hear they won't starve themselves and today ( for the millionth time) we put his hunger to the test. He didn't ask for lunch so I didn't give it to him. I offered. He said no on everything. I ate and offered again.
We had to run to home depot ( my new favorite store) and he was SO stinking crabby. He was hungry. I knew he was hungry. I asked him if he wanted anything to eat. He said no. We stopped for a yummy crushed ice Cherry coke ( cause who doesn't' want one of those) and he still said he didn't want anything.
A HUGE meltdown in the driveway and I asked AGAIN if he was hungry. He said no. I made him a pizza. Still crabby and sad but he is eating it. ( and chips but food is food.... isn't that what "they" say!)
Ty is not as bad as other kids. Sometimes he eats and eats and never stops. Or he eats when he is bored. Probably not the best combination. But for sure I think the trigger to say he is hungry is not quite right.
So I don't care what "THEY" say. I am thinking "they" are wrong.