My 12yo dsd has always been small - very small and not eaten huge amounts of food... However the last few months she has told us she is getting really fat and needs to lose weight. (she wears size 8-10 clothes and is 12. In length she needs 10-12 but doesn't fit her waist).
She refuses to eat breakfast, eats a price of fruit for morning tea sometimes, won't eat lunch, maybe sometimes has a piece of cake or a price of fruit or a couple of biscuits for afternoon tea, and will complain every night that she has too much dinner and can't eat it all. (we give her a tiny bit more than our 6 year old which is about half of what our 10 year old eats)
This morning she was prepared to sit at the bench ALL day in front of her breakfast instead of going to school coz she just flat out refused to eat it. She ate about a quarter of her already small bowl over the course of 50minutes, crying most of the way through, until I told her don't worry about eating anymore and to go to school.
My dh and I are very worried. Should we be? Or are we reading too much into it?