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always wants to eat

I have a five year old daughter who seems to always be hungry. She's only overweight by a few pounds but at one point she was by 10. When I started dieting and eating healthier she lost the weight what I am worried about is it's like she doesn't know she's full. I just give her healthy snacks and meals but she never seems satisfied.  Any suggestions would be helpful since I've already did what the dr advised
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Did the pediatrician arrange for any lab work? What guidance did he/she offer?
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They did later after my request I'm waiting to go back for results. They just told me no juice whole grains skim milk. And more physical activity
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Await the lab results and adhere to the doctor's guidance. You might also meet with a nutritioinist. Keep a log of a week's meals, snacks, etc. to bring with you so the nutritionist will know in detail what your daughter is eating.
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I am an adult who has grown up being constantly ready to eat - not hungry, you understand but I could describe it as having itchy teeth. I am sure you have heard about emotional eating, etc.  Curiously, when someone is actually hungry, and is unable to force themselves to eat, it is considered a medical condition (such as aneroxia nervosa), if someone is completely full and unable to stop eating, then it´s just matter of self-control. If I was a 5 yo I would throw a fit and say it´s unfair!
Solution: fill her up on food she will not enjoy before giving her food which has higher calorific value. I always have a package frozen vegetables in my freezer. That always goes before any food, or whenever I feel like having cheese on toast..
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oh, and as an adult, mother of 2, I am about 5 kg overweight. Went through a horrible fat period as a teenagers, then grew tall and out of it (more or less), gained a LOT when pregnant but ok now again (my youngest is 4y.o). My daughters are kept busy, older one has a bit of a tummy..
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