As I have mentioned in previous posts, my 13 year old has been on the diet over 3 years now and asks constantly to add things or cheat on his diet. I have also shared that when he goes somewhere socially we do sometimes allow him within reason to eat with others, and on other occasions It does seem though that it has become more frequently because he is asking alot when he goes somewhere to eat. So far, I’m assuming because he is normally strict on the diet otherwise, these things do not bother him. I have recently talked to a mom whose son started the diet the same time my son did and after 2 years he was doing so good he went off the diet. He has been off the SCD diet a little over a year now and has gotten sick again and is starting back on the diet. Actually I know of two children from our original group who went completely off of the diet after 2 years and after one year are back on it.
ANYWAY, sorry for rambling. I have tried to add some things back into Justin’s diet. For example, I do use a “natural” ketchup from the grocery store. It’s not completely legal, but the ingredients are better than others. And I still add honey and pepper to this ketchup for his bbq. He was asking the other day to eat regular bbq and I told him no. I actually think his bbq tastes great anyway, so I told him there was no reason to push his luck! But you know how teenagers/kids are; give them an inch and they want a mile! Lol
There is alot out there about the Paleo diet now. My doctor has told me it is not scientifically based. I’m going off what I have read in the “Against All Grain” cookbook I have. There are not alot of differences in the Paleo than from the SCD. I have added from the Paleo diet to my son’s diet, for example, the maple syrup, cocoa/cocoa chips, and I actually can’t think of much else. Hmmm. But the options with these two things do help! I do let him occasionally (like for the end of the school party) order a gluten free pizza from Dominos and have cheddar cheese with no mozzerella, with hamburger and bacon. I TRY to make it as close as I can instead of him at least eating a regular pizza. And he still loves it and will eat the whole pizza in one sitting!
I have been finding some great recipes we have tried that are Paleo legal with only a few different ingredients and wondering if anyone would like to have them. I had thought about putting a section here for those recipes, but do not want to confuse any newcomers. So if anyone out there has added a few things into their child’s diet and might be interested in these recipes. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your email address and let me know if you would like to be put on an email list to get those recipes. I made some great cookies/bars last night that are SCD legal with the exception of the 100% cocoa.
What changes have you made to your child’s diet after being on the diet 2 or more years? (And for those that have been on the diet for less than 2 years, I DO NOT recommend adding anything until after 2 years! I tried adding foods for my son after one year and it did NOT do good for him!)