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From Lizzie, child's age 18
My son has always been relatively fit and healthy, he was active throughout his high school years through playing sport and swimming. Until he left for college last year in September, my son left for college he was 6,1 180lbs and as of last week he is now 6,1 205lbs. I’m not oblivious to the fact that kids go off to college and party, eat junk food etc. I also understand that it’s a stressful time and kids weight fluctuates. However, 25lbs in 6 months is quite a bit of weight, when he was visiting home I didn’t mentioned it (even though it was obvious, his face had gotten chubbier and he now has a small beer gut) until my son asked to go shopping. When he was trying on clothes he acknowledged that he gained some weight and was looking to loose the “freshman 15” he gained because of stress and no access to gym facilities, but when I asked him if he wanted to go to the gym or on a walk he said he couldn’t be bothered or he was catching up with people later. I also noticed that his appetite has increased more. I’m worried that his increased appetite plus his lack of motivation to exercise is going to lead him to gain more weight. Does anyone have any advice on how to approach this?!