Now I want a smoothie. And you raise some good points, but it's not just around boys that girls do the whole "Oh! I'm not hungry. I can't eat much!" My family eats well, very meat and potatoes, and whenever I have friends over they always only eat half of their plate, give up the rest, and then half an hour later complain that they're starving. And whenever I notice my friends not eating much, I end up controlling how much I eat. *fumes* Don't you just love peer pressure?
And that boy sounds as if he was looking for a slap.