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From Martin, child's age 13
My twin sons Cole and Austin have been putting on a lot of weight lately. About 2 years ago, Cole was a skinny kid at 5'1", 100 lbs, and so was Austin, at 4'11" and 95 lbs. Over the past two years, they have both become obese. Around March of 2020, just before everything shut down, Cole was 5'3", 150 lbs, and Austin was 5'0", and 140 lbs. The shutdown amplified their weight gain, and now, Cole is 5'4", 195 pounds, and Austin is 5'2", 190 pounds. They both seem quite happy with their weight, and more than once I have seen them playing with it. I suspect they have a competition between them for who can get the fattest. I have told them (gently) that they need to stop eating so much, but they don't listen even when I explain the health risks. The doctor says that they are both healthy despite the obesity, although they are both at high risk to develop obesity related health problems. They don't really care even when the doctor tells them to be heathier. Any advice?