baker-in-exile Posted January 11, 2014 Share Posted January 11, 2014 We're on day 6 of a whole family whole 30. I did one last year with good results and after a holiday season of binging on delicious, wheat-y, sugar-y baked goods (baker-NOT-in-exile over the holidays ;-)), I felt like it was really time to press the dietary reset button for everyone. Kids are 7 1/2, 4 1/2 and 19 months. Our meals are according to the template and I'm trying to offer lots of kid friendly options - baked sweet potato fries, chicken "nuggets" (breaded with almonds), lightly brined veggie sticks (carrots, celery, cucumbers splashed with ACV and Himalayan salt). I been limiting fruit intake, but not to the extreme. The problem is - my kids are miserable. Especially my 7yo, she is so grumpy, touchy and unreasonable about everything. We do have some underlying behavioral issues (which is one of the reasons I wanted to do the w30 with her) but holy cow...this is a new level of difficulty. Did I mention she appears to have very similar metabolic/blood sugar issues to what I had as a kid (symptoms said hypoglycemic, tests were negative)? She's very slender, eats constantly when we're off plan... How do you go about eliminating snacking for a child who is literally hungry every hour? She's cleaning her plate at each meal and in the same quantity she would eat in a normal meal. She's eating carb-dense veggies like sweet potatoes and lots of fat (avocado, nuts, ghee, etc). I'm seriously questioning whether this is best for her right now...I would love to hear from other parents who have gone through this with their kids. I know that for her situation, she would benefit from the elimination of processed sugars and wheat products...but I'm wondering if she'd be better off if I included some grains like organic oats. I just kind of need input and/or a shot in the arm. The other two are fine. Middle child is having a hard time eating her veg (as usual - nothing new there), but doesn't seem to be too hungry or unbalanced. She seems to have a naturally slower metabolism. The baby doesn't care - she eats what we eat and still nurses (a LOT). Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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