Should I eat more because I’m lanky?

Last updated on July 1, 2023



I’m 13 and at a healthy weight, but because I’m tall for my age, I look lanky. If I eat a lot more food, would that be gluttony?


Extra food will make you put on fat, which is not healthy for you. Instead, exercise more to put on more muscle. Now, that extra work will make you hungrier, but then you will be eating the food you need instead of the food you don’t need.

Gluttony is not being content with what you have and chasing after pleasures. We often associate it with food because people find eating to be pleasurable and tend to overindulge. See Gluttony for more information.