Just saw an 11 year old boy living with aunts and relatives in one house. When mother goes to work at 6pm ( after he has had dinner), he continues to overeat and his aunts and grandparents continue to feed him. He is 90 pounds overweight, his cholesterol and triglycerides are abnormal. His fasting blood sugar is elevated and he is begining to show signs of diabetes. He already has fat deposits around his liver due to insulin resistance and overweight.
A hour was spent explaining to mom, that even if he gets mad and throws a temper tantrum when not fed additional food, he can not have second and third helpings after mom has gone to work.
He managed to lose one pound in three weeks from his last visit and I hope he continues to lose weight, since catching the problem early at this age, is reversible.