Grandson was told to not eat for two days.

@babystar1 (4235)
United States
February 2, 2007 11:26am CST
My grandson went out this year for wrestling,he is in the 8th grade. He came home from school and was told from is wrestling coach that he was not to eat for two days ,so he can loose three pounds before Saturdays game. Now would you let your kids or grandkids not eat for two days? What would you do?
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
2 Feb 07
Absolutely not. Reduce fluid intake and that would lessen his poundage! Salads and plates of vegetables would be in order for the couple of days to help with that minimal amount needed to be off. Is there such a limit that must be followed and did you get it in writing when the sports was joined? This should be a lifestyle while the sports are being participated in. Hopefully you can weather this challenge.
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@babystar1 (4235)
• United States
2 Feb 07
There was nothing in writing when he joined.
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@GardenGerty (118012)
• United States
10 Feb 07
That is stupid and outdated thinking. I would see if there was some kind of a high school athletic board and report the coach. It is just as effective and more empowering to eat lean protein. You still flush the fluids out, and you have building blocks for your muscles. When you lose weight by fasting you end up weak and unable to wrestle. At least that is what my brother told me.
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@babystar1 (4235)
• United States
10 Feb 07
I agree with your brother. thanks for your comment
@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
6 Feb 07
I have questions about wether this is legal? I do not think it is. I would have a conversation with him and the principal. There would have to be answers. I would then ask my family doctor if this can hurt my grandson because I dont belive that its good for you.
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@babystar1 (4235)
• United States
10 Feb 07
thank you for your comment
• Ireland
4 Feb 07
I think going without food for two days will just make your grandson weaker. I wouldn't be able to stand if I went without food for twelve hours. I would have a chat with the coach about this, as I do not think it would be in your grandson's best interest to go without food for two days. It sounds absurd to me.
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@babystar1 (4235)
• United States
4 Feb 07
thanks for your reply.
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@Perry2007 (2229)
• Philippines
3 Feb 07
If I were to give my opinion It is a no. How could he be able to gain streangth in wrestling if hedoes not eat for 3 days. He better not fight with a loosing chance. Ask him to be matched with a higher weight division. He can do steam bath.
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@babystar1 (4235)
• United States
4 Feb 07
The school dont have a steam bath, but thanks anyway for your comment.
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@sweetlady10 (3617)
• United States
2 Feb 07
This is not fair at all. You have to think about the health of the child too. Health is more important than wrestling. Two day is too much without eating.
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@babystar1 (4235)
• United States
2 Feb 07
thanks for your comment.
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• United States
2 Feb 07
The coach is clearly only thinking about wrestling and not the health of your grandson. He needs to be reported. School sports are getting way out of hand.
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@babystar1 (4235)
• United States
2 Feb 07
Yes school sports are really getting out of hand.You are so right this needs to be reported.
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@shywolf (4519)
• United States
2 Feb 07
That sounds downright unhealthy! :/ I don't know if I would allow a child of mine, if I had children, not to eat for even one full day unless it was proscribed by an actual doctor that they not do so. I could see cutting down the food intake quite a bit, yes, but not just simply not eating at all. That doesn't sound very smart or healthy to me. I would at least want them to eat something, even if it were only very small meals, for those two days.
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@babystar1 (4235)
• United States
2 Feb 07
Thanks shywolf, I no it's not healthy at all. I just can't understand why the coach would be that mean and tell my grandson not to eat.I wonder if he would like to go without eating for 2 days.
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• Italy
2 Feb 07
I think the coach should learn his job better, you can't tell a kid not to eat for 2 days (not even an adult), it can be unhealthy, he should give him better advices, like eating only veggies and fruit for a pair of days, but this is too much.
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@babystar1 (4235)
• United States
2 Feb 07
The coach just told him not to eat for 2 days,Yes if he would of told him he can have veggies and fruit, that would be fine.But he did not say this.
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@weemam (13377)
13 Feb 07
That is ridiculous where did he think he would get the energy to wrestle if he didn't eat , teachers are supposed to teach not hurt the pupils , I think the head of the school she be informed of this , this would do him no good at all not eating , silly man xx
@babystar1 (4235)
• United States
13 Feb 07
Thank you for your reply.
@Jshean20 (14362)
• Canada
13 Feb 07
A coach has no business telling someone elses kids what to do (besides innocent guideance of course)...telling them to lose weight sounds pretty extreme. I would've been pretty upset had I been the kid's parent...probably would've had a little talk with the coach too. Kids have enough to deal with these days without having coaches suggest that they're not good enough (that's the message I would've gotten).
@babystar1 (4235)
• United States
13 Feb 07
thank you jshean for you comment.
• United States
2 Feb 07
The wrestling coach is out of his gourd and doesn't seem to have much concern over health and nutrition to tell his wrestlers something like that, LOL. I'm not so sure that an 8th grade young man could even make it one day with no food let alone two days. But if the young man wanted to do this and took vitamin supplements and drank plenty of water then I don't see too much harm in it. He wouldn't have the necessary energy to wrestle if he didn't eat for two days though. I wouldn't let my grandson even consider it. There are plenty of nutritious foods to eat that won't cause weight gain like fresh vegtables that I would have my grandson eat before I would let him do without. I would tell the coach to go jump in the lake, LOL, Coaches these days ... sheesh.
@babystar1 (4235)
• United States
2 Feb 07
I told my grandson that was stupid not eating for 2 days. I told him to eat at least something or he will get sick. You no how hard it is to tell a 13 year old he can't eat,
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• Pakistan
3 Feb 07
well at 3rd day u ll eat the same amount of yur food den no need to cut off just eat buh a lil amount got it