Fighting Back with Fat
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Written by two mothers who have children on the Ketogenic diet, Fighting Back with Fat provides essential information to educate parents on the diets, as well as gives advice to parents to navigate the emotional minefields that often come with attempting these diets. Common stress factors such as fear of failure, hyperresponsibility, dealing effectively with a child's non-compliance, and educating non-supportive relatives, friends and peers, are all addressed in heart-to-heart frankness from mothers who have covered the territory personally.
The authors include first-person accounts of the successes and trails of other families as well as a rare glimpse of what kids think of the diets, in their own words.
The book closes with the KetoCalculator 101, with tips and advice from the Charlie Foundation's Beth Zupec-Kania, RD, CD, the Keto Calculator's creator and a recipe section offering simple, delicious recipes organized by age group, each with "Keto Bites," fun food facts or practical advice that correspond to each recipe.
will be fine. Lori has a toddler son on the Ketogenic diet. Here is what she has recently learned about finding success in feeding her son: I have had a hard time not feeding my son because of messes and spills, but I am realizing he really needs to have this independence. What I have done recently is to try to make his meals less messy. For example: he was eating a turkey salad meal that was chopped turkey and cheese mixed with mayo and then cream to drink, with some blueberries on the side.
much easier it will be for you to trudge forward when you have a smiling companion to rough the terrain with. While we can ensure that you will have tough days, we are also confident that by following the simple advice laid before you in Chapter 2, you will learn how to power through the mud instead of feeling like you’re sinking in quicksand. When You’re Tempted to Quit: Battle Tip from a MAD Warrior Diet therapy isn’t easy and there will be times when you will want to go AWOL. What can you
question: is the diet working? Maybe the seizures have even increased in the beginning, which can be frustratingly common. The brain can do strange things sometimes, and may try to get away with something comparable to a last ditch toddler-style hissy fit of renewed seizure activity before settling down and complying with this new seizure control program. Maybe you’re experiencing some of the side effects that are common with the diet (discussed in depth in Chapter 5). Or maybe your child found
nuts in his banana muffins? And which was it supposed to be? You find your way into the kitchen and turn on the light above the stove. You read the recipe card twice. You try to imagine yourself at the scale. You look in the fridge at those tiny Tupperware containers. You decide that, of course, you weighed the right amount. An hour later, after thinking of every new recipe you can concoct in your mind, you finally fall asleep. The previous scenario is fictional and not an indication of how
free time might disappear for a while, and everything will be covered in oil, equaling more dish time and laundry time—just like bringing a new baby home. While this section is not meant to overwhelm you and send you running from pursuing diet therapy, we want you to have a clear understanding of what’s in store. Both the Ketogenic diet and MAD require thought, organization, time, patience, and a strong support system. In addition to finding the perfect Keto Team with which to partner on this