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Kevin Ju
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This reply was originally posted by user bigmidget in ADDitude’s now-retired community.

I have same issue with my 15 year old. I stopped buying treats as he couldn’t keep himself from sneaking and binging on them. Instead I buy protein bars (try to find with as little sugar as possible and he eats them instead and thinks of them as a treat. We also keep protein powder in the house and he makes himself “milkshakes”.

I save the junk food for special occasions that he has to earn with points for doing things around the house. I only buy in very small quantities as they will be gone in an instant in my house. He does sometime bake on his own so I have to limit how much sugar and flour we keep in the house as well.