From Taqua, Child's Age 11 - 03/30/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
My daughter is 11 years old and 215 lbs. She cannot be left alone with food. She steals food and even eats food out of the trash. She will eat and eat until her stomach hurts and she will still ask for more. I had to take the rails off of her bed because she was stealing food and putting the wrappers and containers under her bed. It got so bad that I just stopped buying food. I would only keep enough food in the house for a day or two. That still doesn't work. Now, I have a lock on the pantry and a chain around the refrigerator. However, if I leave the pantry open just while I go to the bathroom for example, she's in there craming food in her mouth. She will eat an entire loaf of bread in less than a day. One morning I went to wake her up for school and she couldn't talk. Panicked I started shaking her. Only to find out that she had been up eating bread that night and fell asleep with a mouth full of bread. That's why she couldn't talk when I went to wake her up. She could have choked in her sleep. I am so fed up with it. I have to watch her constantly. HELP.
Reply from Cara, Child's Age 10 - 06/23/08  - IP#:
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Reply from greatweightlossplan, Child's Age 15 - 04/29/08  - IP#:
it seems that your daughter needs something else to occupy her tme besidesfood. jhave her frinds over, or bring her somewhere you know she would enjoy, or where she would want to go.she'll lose weight in a jiffy.

Reply from Janet, Child's Age 11 - 04/01/08  - IP#:
Wow that seems like a very tricky situation. Have you ever taken her to get some outside help like a therapist or nutritionist to get to the root of why she is overeating? From what you described, it sounds like she might be a compulsive overeater or have binge-eating disorder. There's a lot of helpful info about it on google.
I wish you the best of luck, I know that this must be very hard on you and your daughter.

Reply from Joe, Child's Age 18 - 03/31/08  - IP#:
You need to take to daughter to a pediatrician ASAP. I'm no expert, but I've heard of people with something called Prader-Willi syndrome. One of the symptoms is compulsive overeating like you describe. But again, this is something a doctor needs to diagnose. Best of luck to you and your daughter.