I know I blogged that we were going to go keto as a family probably well over a month ago…but life.
I’ve really been wanting to start but hemmin’ and hawing over the whole thing. I decided to just bite the bullet and start. The start of any new diet needs some sort of a grocery haul. Of course, I went to costco.
Today was day one. After my oldest had cereal for breakfast (dope!) I decided all contraband needed to be boxed up and hidden away in the basement. The thing about keto is that it really eliminates 95% of processed, junky foods. We boxed up a lot.
There was a LOT of kid whininess going on. A lot of resistance. “What do you mean I can’t have fruit or candy?!?!”
I just feel like we owe it to them to at least try.
I really hope that the therapeutic effects of ketones can reverse the autism/ADHD symptoms present in my oldest and youngest child.
I think my middle child could greatly benefit in his anxiety and hopefully with his skin condition.
Thankfully I feel like I am pretty comfortable with the diet, since I’ve been doing this for 7 months.
This is officially the start of our trial to see how the ketogenic diet might help us as a family.
I am a bit overwhelmed but much more excited. I would really love to get my 6 year old daughter’s autism diagnosis removed. I would love just more calm in our home.
I know it won’t be perfect but that’s ok. My daughter managed to get ahold of a triscuit and cram it into her mouth before I could stop her. All three of them were showing signs of sugar withdrawal and the start of the fat-adapting process (crankiness, excessive thirst). We’ll just take it one day at a time and see if the benefits prove to be worth it.