with non stop eating? difficult child is eating non stop these days. Seriously from about 11:00 in the morning til he goes to bed he wants to eat. We are trying to have lots of healthy things around. The problem is, he never chooses them. Another problem is we buy a certain amount of something that should last for a week. Sometimes it is gone in 1 or 2 days. For example we buy enough salami for his lunches for the week but then he wants to eat it all the time till it's gone. We just can't afford to keep up with him. From now til at least Oct. 1st we are on a very tight budget. Yet another issue is we buy little ice cream cups that both kids are allowed to have one a day. If husband and I ever nap or don't have our eyes on him he eats more than one. We don't replace them when they're gone until the next week but it doesn't stop him from constantly asking for more. Speaking of asking, he is always asking us to stop and buy him something to eat. Even when we are leaving the health club he is begging. Over the years difficult child has gotten so violent over food that we haven't fought this battle. However, it's time he realizes we just can't keep up with him. I bought a container of peanut butter today and it's almost half gone already. by the way, he gets so angry when we say we aren't giving him $ or stopping to buy him something to eat. He gets verbally abusive and threatens violence (but at least hasn't been going there lately). He also wastes a lot, takes more than he can eat and feels no guilt at throwing it out. I know I could not buy any treats in the house but then that punishes easy child, husband, and me. I want to be careful in how I deal with this because I don't want him to get an eating disorder of any kind. He already admits he eats because he is bored or to comfort himself when he is feeling sad. We've tried to show him alternatives but he doesn't take advantage of them. Any suggestions? (We've thought about locks on the fridge and/or pantry but I'm wondering if that wouldn't promote to much of a struggle over food).