how much your child weighs should be a discussion with your kids dr. We look at BMI as a better number judge from than weight.
We have 2 boys underweight (ages 7 & 11) and a niece who is grossly overweight (11). I see both extremes and am equally concerned about both.
the scale doesnt really matter to us. what matters to our family is a lot more complicated. We are concerned with how much the kids get that offer nutrition for their bodies vs. just empty calories. (that's what i'm working on with my own weight/health issues)
Are they getting the right amount of fruits/veggies/calicum/protein, etc. every day? How much do they eat/drink empty calories? Are they learning moderation? Are they learning proper portion control? Do they get enough play time that involves exercise? These are important questions that we ask ourselves.
If we look at these questions and answer them truthfully, and then make the necessary changes to teach our kids healthy habits - the scale no longer becomes important.
I know my kids will grow up with issues. I am just determined to make sure they arent the same food/health issues i grew up with. :)
As far as if your son is REALLY hungry or not - try giving a full glass of water and a healthy snack. (fruit/veggies/nuts) If he doesnt want it - hes not really hungry. If he does - great! Then wait 30 minutes and see if he says he's still hungry - repeat. It works with my niece. Most of the time, she's not really hungry - it just looks yummy.
| Pounds lost: 22.5