WWYD - 13 yr old just binged on an entire bag of Oreo cookies

Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:A lot of current adults grew up with pantries full of Hostess cakes, Oreos, chips, and TV TV dinners. Shocking majority of adults also eat like crap (still) and are overweight, and likely binge or at the very least overeat regularly. So don’t pat yourself on the back parents. You are likely going to have fat kids one day too


I am one of those adults and I have absolutely no interest in any of that food. I was denied as a child so it's not "forbidden fruit."
Anonymous
Boy I wish I could have some Oreos right now
Anonymous
All the severely restricted kids end up totally binging whenever they have the chance in my experience.
Anonymous
When my teens were young, i was known as the "Oreo house" for afternoon playdates. I would buy a pack a week and host kids a few afternoons a week and basically just let them have 4 or 6 or whatever.

This was in NW DC. Many of these kids had never had an Oreo before. I considered it my duty to introduce them to this classic American treat.
No one ever turned me down for a playdate and my kids are still friends with many (really most) of these kids today and they're in the later half of high school.
Anonymous
Some foods are meant to be eaten by the sleeve every now and then. Oreos and thin mints, for example. There is nothing wrong with a growing teen eating a lot of cookies occasionally so long as there are no other signs of eating disorders. Don’t make a big deal about it or you risk creating unhealthy feelings about eating.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:Some foods are meant to be eaten by the sleeve every now and then.


Truth!
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Anonymous wrote:We are a thin family. My kids are all stick skinny. We are family friends with parents who are overweight and they have so many restrictions with food. The mom does not allow sugar and is a total nazi about junk food. The kids are growing and thin but the parents are overweight. I would guess mom weighs around 160 pounds on an average frame and dad is 200 pounds on an average height so both large. Their kids have a total complex with food!


is this post a DCUM joke?
160 pounds on an average sized woman (assume 5'6") and 200 pounds on an average sized man (assume 5'10"-6'0") is hardly overweight.
Maybe by 5-10 pounds each? If they're muscular that's not overweight at all.


You think 160 pounds on 5’5” is normal???

I’m currently 5’4” and 135 and I feel very chubby. I’m normally around 125. 125 on 5’4” is thin, not skinny.

I just calculated and 160 on 5’5” is a BMI of almost 27 and that is overweight. I just guessed 160. Now that I think about it, she is probably more. My husband is 170 and she is much bigger than DH.



You have a distorted view of your body. Understandable since it is our society but you are not chubby


NP here. Off topic for this thread, but no, she doesn’t. Weight isn’t a one-size-fits-all, but I’m the same height as PP and probably carry weight similarly. I absolutely look chubby at 135 because I’m not muscular. Right now I’m 127 and feel chubby (i.e., thighs are noticeably bigger, I have a fat roll around my stomach, etc.). 5’4” and 127-135 is certainly not chubby if it’s muscle, though, I get that. But sometimes it’s fat!

OP, you are being too harsh with your son. Please let it go and buy him a package of Oreos.


I’m the pp who said our friends were overweight and started this whole weight thing.

I’m 5’4” and 133 pounds. I just weighed myself this morning and I feel fat. My face, arms, stomach everything feels out of control. Like you said, if it was all muscle, maybe it would be ok but this is the worst I have looked and felt ever in my life.


I feel really sad for you. I am 5'2, 135 or so lbs, and it's definitely not muscle. I have muffin top if I don't wear high-waisted pants, my stomach isn't flat, my arms jiggle, and my thighs are decently big. I know my body isn't ideal, but I'm okay with that. I think I'm as beautiful as I was at 120 lbs and I feel good about myself.
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Anonymous wrote:Some foods are meant to be eaten by the sleeve every now and then.


Truth!


+2!

This is weird but one of my favorite memories is when I was in college and ate an entire sleeve of chocolate mint cookies in one sitting. It was so satisfying and I didn't feel bad about it at all.
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Anonymous wrote:Some foods are meant to be eaten by the sleeve every now and then.


Truth!


+2!

This is weird but one of my favorite memories is when I was in college and ate an entire sleeve of chocolate mint cookies in one sitting. It was so satisfying and I didn't feel bad about it at all.


I did this just this week! Well, almost. I left 4 cookies so I could claim I didn’t eat the whole sleeve!

I am generally pretty healthy. This won’t make or break that.
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Anonymous wrote:Some foods are meant to be eaten by the sleeve every now and then.


Truth!


+2!

This is weird but one of my favorite memories is when I was in college and ate an entire sleeve of chocolate mint cookies in one sitting. It was so satisfying and I didn't feel bad about it at all.


I did this just this week! Well, almost. I left 4 cookies so I could claim I didn’t eat the whole sleeve!

I am generally pretty healthy. This won’t make or break that.


At a sleepover when I was about 13 I ate all but one Ho-Hos in the box over the course of one night. I've also eaten an entire bag of Skittles (pound bag) and a sleeve of Blueberry Newtons. I wouldn't recommend any of this and have not eaten a skittle since but am healthy as an adult, make good choices, don't have a weight issue, etc.
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Anonymous wrote:Some foods are meant to be eaten by the sleeve every now and then.


Truth!


Absolutely. I feel sorry for this kid. Signed, A Parent that will always buy the snacks and also offer other options for food. Also, I will demolish an entire sleeve of chips ahoy.
Anonymous
We had everything in the house growing up and do the same now. The kids get whatever they want for dessert once during the week and on weekends and some sort of treat in lunch. At 10/12 they are fine with this and always ask us first. Eventually they even get sick of the Halloween candy and we dump it.

They have access to a drawer of healthy snacks in fridge and pantry and have since they were about 5. It gives them some control and autonomy.

My DD has a friend that has no snacks in her house and she tears through the snacks every time she comes over.

I definitely have eaten a sleeve of thin mints before and I remember eating a box of cookies and marshmallow fluff with my roommates one time in college. We are all fine.
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