I HATE these diets. Yep, I said it. Now that I recognize that, maybe I can finally move on...fingers crossed.
Tears. Tears are what fall from my eyes almost every night. It.Should.Not.Be.This.Hard. It shouldn't. I have been searching the web all morning for recipe and food ideas for Sugar so she can eat. She has been sneaking food she should not eat and let me tell you....it shows. When she eats a diet high in fructose she gets all drama like! Meltdowns you would not believe. She is 10. I know the urge to have food and sneak food is there - but her body cannot tolerate it and then we end up having to start all over again. It is clearly a head-banging against the wall moment.
For her these are some of the limited items she can eat right now:
potatoes (she hates)
rice (she hates)
oatmeal (she hates)
gluten free bread or regular bread if she can tolerate wheat
gluten free pancakes or waffles (likes with peanut butter)
fries (no sauce to dip though)...blah plain
potato chips (limited)
cheese puffs (limited)
limes or lemons (who eats these plain??)
white grape juice (limited)
meat - no seasoning or sauces
milk (no choc or strawberry)
hmmm...I think that is the start of the diet. Then after a few weeks we can slowly start introducing some items to see if she can tolerate it. Can you imagine feeding a 10 year old picky eater this? My daughter is going to staaaaaaaaaaaarve!
Now Cole's diet is horrible too, but he has so many more options. It is just the expense for both diets that are killing me. Plus, everything for Cole is totally made from scratch. No quick dinners for us on sports nights. I have to make sure I have our meals planned out - but you know what - I am not at that point yet. No where near it.
I am praying we win the lottery so I can hire our own personal chef that knows all about this to come cook our meals. These diets have wreaked havoc on our lives and have made me feel inadequate as a mother. But, being who I am, I have got my venting out and will hopefully move forward starting today...well, after I research more.
Have I told you lately how much I hate these diets?? Very frustrating!