Is your son fairly active and runs around a fair amount playing? It may be he is sitting around and not burning off enough energy. If he snacks / grazes instead of eating proper meals you may need to stick to offering fruit even if you have to cook it. I suggest you have a look on google. There is a comprehensive list of foods high in bad carbohydrates that you give you a quick short burst of energy then you feel tired and don’t want to move at all, Good ones fill you up more and for longer. Carbohydrates convert to sugar, some more than others. You also need to consider how much fat/s are in the food he eats. I had to check this out and consult a good dietician. Being too chubby or even worse overweight can cause diabetes and other problems. There is also good and bad fats. Bad fats can lead to high cholestoral which can cause a lot of problems. It can be hard changing diet or even just part of it as an adult. Perhaps you could take him to the Dr. for a checkup. Something else may be picked up that could be causing it.
Published 18th October 2019