Mom: You are only eating this much?
Me: I am not that hungry.
Mom(putting more food on my plate): You are too skinny. Look at your bony wrist. Eat more.
15 minutes later
Me: I cannot finish this. Ah, my stomach hurts.
Mom: See, I told you don’t eat much. How can your stomach hurt by only eating this little?
Dad: Finish your dinner. Don’t waste it.
Me: Putting my leftovers in the fridge. I”l eat it later.
Me: Mom, where are my leftovers?
Mom: Your Dad ate it.
Dad: You didn’t want it in first place.
I think most South Asian parents overstuff their kids because they did not have enough food as children. Moreover with so much poverty and malnutrition in South Asia, being well-fed is a sign of prosperity.