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Should I worry about the quantity my teenage son eats?

My son of 15y eats like crazy, often 3 regular servings.
Is this normal? what do your sons eat?
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Totally normal.

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My son just polished off an almost entire lasagna in one evening. Lasagna, to be fair, is one his fave foods. LOL.
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Totally normal. Mine can put away stacks of pancakes like no one's business.
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My son could eat a huge meal, get up and raid the cupboards just 15 minutes later.
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my 15yo is a bottomless pit. my 23yo pecks at food like a bird. they are both tall strong and healthy.

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Just getting back to Mothering.com forums after a long absence. Being a natural-minded new mom in 2006 I am so thankful for all the information that I received here. Saved me a lot of stress and despair. Now I'm back with the same child who is now 12 yo ds. He is also a bottomless pit, but eats very little red-meat which I'm glad about. He can eat any time and in large amounts. Today for lunch he ate about 6 servings of beans, just beans.

He is an athlete and started puberty about 4-6 mo ago. so about 11 yr 9 mo. THIS was when he started complaining of being hungry ALL THE TIME.
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My son of 15y eats like crazy, often 3 regular servings.
Is this normal? what do your sons eat?
It is very normal! Thing which you should take under consideration is do not allow him/her to sleep just after eating! That's it!
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Thing which you should take under consideration is do not allow him/her to sleep just after eating! That's it!
Why not?

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Nothing to worry. It is normal.
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This is totally normal. Just keep a watch on his body, if he is getting fat. Maybe just optimize the diet.
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