My son had open heart surgery as an infant, before we adopted him. He just had his three year check up and his heart is in great shape "just like he never had surgery." B/P good. We are testing for cholestral. He is grossly obese and it will shorten his life if we don't curb his eating habits. He is also hungry ALL THE TIME and not for the healthy snacks. He can eat a pizza in one sitting and then two bags of flaming hot Cheetos. I decided he will not gain another pound. My hub used to say we have to allow snacks in the house for him and easy child, but I insisted that he hide his snacks from now on. What do you do to stop an overweight child from eating? Tell me everything you've done. He's a teen, but very dependent for a teen so it really wouldn't be much harder than deterring a younger child-he doesn't hang out with friends. He's usually at home or school. He is five foot three and 180 lbs. I should add, he has autistic sensitivities to food. He will vomit if forced to eat veggies or chicken without the breading (sigh). Lucas had a genetics blood test a long time ago. I wonder if they test for Prader-Willi Disease. Anyone know anybody who has it? It is supposed to cause insatiable hunger and autistic traits, however the kids are usually very short with immature testes and he isn't short (haven't checked the testes for a long time...lol...) but am thinking that the doctors have and would have said something. All suggestions are welcome. What do you do when they seem so sad and so hungry? I'm saying, "It's up to me to take care of your health."