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From James, child's age 17
Hello everyone. I need some advice about my son Mav. Pretty much all his life he has been relatively skinny, but since 2017 has started, I have noticed that he has put on some weight. June of 2016, Mav was 5'7 and 150 pounds, and June of 2017 he was 5'8 and 200 pounds. A 50 pound gain in a year. The doctor told me to watch his eating habits and encourage him to exercise more. Recalling the past year, I haven't noticed him eating more at home, and my cooking is very healthy. The only unhealthy food that we will eat is Friday night pizza. My other son, who is 16, will yo-yo between skinny and stocky (for various reasons that I am aware of) but not fat. So I've paid close attention to his eating habits over the summer break and he has not done anything out of the ordinary. However, he's been very lazy and has gained I'd say close to 10-15 pounds in 2 months. He says he's not eating out of the house but I work very far so he could be lying to me and I'd never know.
I'm not sure what to do in this situation. He every so often complains about being fat, but does not take a stand to lose the weight. I'm also a bit confused that if he isn't eating out how is he gaining weight? All ideas are appreciated, thanks!