Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • #1
    • Thread Starter
    #1

    Basically my brother is 35kg when he should be something around 43kg. ANd we all force him to eat proper meals at the right time but he either makes excuses that he doesn't want to eat or he just takes an hour or 2 eating the food.
    He eats snacks happily e.g. fruit, chocolates, cereal etc. It's just when it comes to main meals.

    Any suggestions on what to do to make him gain weight?
    Thank you in advance.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Basically my brother is 35kg when he should be something around 43kg. ANd we all force him to eat proper meals at the right time but he either makes excuses that he doesn't want to eat or he just takes an hour or 2 eating the food.
    He eats snacks happily e.g. fruit, chocolates, cereal etc. It's just when it comes to main meals.

    Any suggestions on what to do to make him gain weight?
    Thank you in advance.
    There are all sorts of reasons that might be causing him to avoid eating main meals, so I think the first action should be trying to understand his reasoning by talking to him and asking why he doesn't want to eat proper meals.

    It will depend upon the relationship dynamics in your family of course, and whether you feel he would be more receptive to you talking to him yourself or a parent/guardian doing so.

    It's great that you're looking out for him by making this thread, I hope you and your family are able to find out what's causing the problem so the situation can start improving!
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    maybe he isn't hungry
    • #1
    • Thread Starter
    #1

    (Original post by noobynoo)
    maybe he isn't hungry
    he is hungry because he'll eat junk but he wont eat a meal.
    • #1
    • Thread Starter
    #1

    (Original post by Psychae)
    There are all sorts of reasons that might be causing him to avoid eating main meals, so I think the first action should be trying to understand his reasoning by talking to him and asking why he doesn't want to eat proper meals.

    It will depend upon the relationship dynamics in your family of course, and whether you feel he would be more receptive to you talking to him yourself or a parent/guardian doing so.

    It's great that you're looking out for him by making this thread, I hope you and your family are able to find out what's causing the problem so the situation can start improving!

    okay thank you
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    All sit down together and no-one leave the table until he's finished. :cool:
    • PS Helper
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    PS Helper
    (Original post by Season One)
    All sit down together and no-one leave the table until he's finished. :cool:
    I personally would say that's a bad idea. I think if it is the beginnings of any sort of eating disorder force feeding will have a far more detrimental effect on him emotionally and will only make the situation worse
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    How tall is he? And what would is he BMI be?
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by danielcain-reed)
    I personally would say that's a bad idea. I think if it is the beginnings of any sort of eating disorder force feeding will have a far more detrimental effect on him emotionally and will only make the situation worse
    Fair play, was just an idea
    • #1
    • Thread Starter
    #1

    (Original post by DorianGrayism)
    How tall is he? And what would is he BMI be?
    161cm
    bmi = underweight
    36kg
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: April 7, 2013
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Have you ever participated in a Secret Santa?
    Useful resources
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.