wellbeing

A Being on the skinny side is quite common among teenagers. From what you have reported, your son does not seem interested in food. You have to work around this problem by creating interesting recipes that will attract him to the dining table. This way, you will improve the quality and quantity of his food intake.

Breakfast should feature a high protein source such as an egg or a bowl of oats and whole milk. Try and add some nuts (e.g. almonds). Home-made badam milk would be an ideal accompaniment. His lunch box should contain lentils and pulses in some form. For example, rajma, chole, black-eyed peas, green gram sprouts — all these are high in protein and vitamins which will help him build muscles and gain some quality weight.

If you eat non-veg (a rich source of protein), you could add some skinless chicken or fish to his meals too. Protein from these sources is easily absorbed by the body.

It’s good to know that he is involved in sports. This will help him increase his stamina and build lung capacity. Try and get him to join swimming classes. Swimming will help improve his breathing technique.

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