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3/2/13 2:07 P

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If you have a computer, phone or something else you can put the free kindle app on, keep an eye of the free kindle book sites like Pixel of Ink because paleo and low carb cookbooks show up quite frequently there. I've gotten some really great ones and some thing might have one or 2 useful things amongst the crap, but when they're FREE, I can copy off what I want and delete the book if it's not a good one and not feel guilty.

There are alot of paleo cookbooks specifically designed to appeal to kids and alot of the recipes will also work for low carb.

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2/26/13 9:13 A

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Try to keep meat as the majority of his meal with the others foods as side dishes. I am really proud of him. Most adults are not willing to give up there bread so it speaks volumes about his character.

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2/26/13 8:39 A

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Sheila, try taking the MIM out of the bowl and slicing it in two, then toasting it under the broiler and putting butter on it. Like buttered toast. Or, the way I usually do it, is I eat it like a bowl of hot cereal, with butter or cream, and sometimes some sweetener. Or slicing it and toasting it and putting a slice of cheese on top and then melting the cheese under the broiler.

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2/26/13 8:33 A

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He came home from school and said he was so full that he could not even eat it all. He brought home some of the cole slaw, pork rinds and celery. He did so good through dinner too. Proud of him! :)

Today I packed him some jerky, the rest of the cole slaw, bottle of water, pork rinds, a cheese stick, celery w/some ranch dressing and a cup of s/f jello.

I made him the cinnamon muffin in a minute for breakfast this morning. He ate it, but said it was just ok tasting. I may fool with the recipe a bit and try a chocolate one tomorrow using cocoa powder and stevia.




Edited by: SHEILASSECRET at: 2/26/2013 (08:35)
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GLC2009's Photo GLC2009 Posts: 1,305
2/26/13 1:50 A

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that menu sounds delicious, and fits into low carb. win win!! emoticon

Edited by: GLC2009 at: 2/26/2013 (01:50)
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BUDGETMAW Posts: 2,987
2/25/13 7:54 A

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Combining this thread and your thread about brain fog, I wonder whether it would be better to drop your son's carbs more gradually? You don't want him having brain fog or Induction flu at school!

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2/24/13 11:36 P

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I have for his lunch tomorrow, homemade chicken salad with celery to dip in it, orange jello with a spoon of whipped cream, a sm. bag of bbq pork rinds, a sm. container of homemade cole slaw and 2 strawberries with a bottle of water.

He is pretty excited about starting in the morning. I made him some ham, egg and cheese muffins and bought the unsweetened Almond milk for him to have a very small glass of in the morning.


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SHEILASSECRET's Photo SHEILASSECRET Posts: 150
2/24/13 11:32 P

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I will look into the Paleo and do some reading up on it. :) Thanks for the idea!

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SUZANNEYEA's Photo SUZANNEYEA Posts: 4,342
2/24/13 5:59 P

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I cook a lot of paleo stuff for my son, some works and others not so much. A lot of their recipes use coconut flour and various nut butters.

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2/24/13 12:48 P

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I know that there are some Paleo blogs that address feeding kids, and there is a lot of overlap between Paleo and low carb. There are also a couple of cookbooks by Sarah Fragoso, "Everyday Paleo family cookbook : real food for real life" and "Everyday paleo : [embracing a natural diet & lifestyle to increase your family's health, fitness, and longevity] " and she specifically talks about feeding kids. You might also look into the gluten free cookbooks and other resources for some ideas.

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2/24/13 11:19 A

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Love the taco salad idea and I will be sure to not give him any fake sugars like aspartame. I bought a bag of Stevia in the raw today and will use that.

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2/23/13 8:37 P

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Taco salad is a good one - travels well and is socially acceptable. :) Make your own taco mix without any sugar or fillers. If he'll be avoiding the cheese for the first two weeks you can still use sour cream and top with cukes and avocado.

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SUZANNEYEA's Photo SUZANNEYEA Posts: 4,342
2/23/13 6:07 P

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Make him oppsie rolls, you can make sandwiches with those. Water is fine, skip sweet tasting drinks all together. If we go out to eat, which is rare, my son can order a drink, but at home we all have water. Cheaper too.

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2/23/13 4:07 P

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oh yeah, i'm with kitty. i would never let a kid have anything with aspartame or other artificial sweeteners. it's good to start life not putting any chemicals in your body. we used to drink diet pop, but, have weaned ourselves away and our 'pop' now is club soda. sometimes i add a bit of lemon juice (or other fruit juice that's around when my mom visits)--just a tbsp or 2.
and i drink unsweetened vanilla almond milk, occasionally mixed with unsweetened chocolate almond milk. on the rare occasion, tea. otherwise we just drink water.

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2/23/13 3:57 P

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about sugar free versions of Koolaid. that can get touchy. I suggest making up your Koolaid with stevia since the sugar free versions that are available out there either use Aspartame which is known to have many side effects including weight gain in some cases, or you can get one that uses Splenda or similar, which is known to have the side effect of killing off beneficial bacteria in the gut and weight gain. Stevia, so far as I've been able to find doesn't seem to have side effects, and has beneficial advantages in helping to even out the blood sugar to help reduce Cravings.

I also found that for myself I used to drink my sugary drinks with ice in them and gradually (from drinking them til the ice melted) got used to a lot less flavoring and sweetness and that is a method you might use to wean him off of Koolaid all together. just add more water than the package calls for, or, since he's a kid, just tell him you've learned that Koolaid has lots of artificial stuff in it and it isn't needed so your cutting him off. LOL

OH, why not make lemonade with stevia? you can also make it just a bit weak, it's natural, and you can add a couple strawberries or raspberries to it to change the flavor up a bit once in a while. or an oz of grape juice even.

FWIW, Kitty



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2/23/13 3:55 P

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i love putting tuna/chicken/egg or whatever salad into a hollowed out bell pepper. i like red or yellow peppers, not green. but, that's my favorite hand held. which i am going to make right now.......happy saturday folks.

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2/23/13 2:59 P

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The egg salad and ground beef and cheese sounds pretty darn good. I will have to try that. I have always packed a bottle of water in his lunch, so that won't change. But here at home he drinks Kool-Aid and water mostly. Maybe I can switch the Kool-Aid out for some type of sugar free version.

He gained this weight when he broke a femur bone a few years ago. He took a full year to heal and that took a major toll on his activity and weight. He is ok now, can run and play, so I also plan to get him on my elliptical and take walks with him.

Edited by: SHEILASSECRET at: 2/23/2013 (15:06)
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2/23/13 2:51 P

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I do egg salad or ground beef with melted cheese for lunch. Also cold chicken. You could add macadamia nuts if your son likes them. I also only give him water to drink. Cold cuts for a snack.

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2/23/13 2:41 P

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Yes, he is quite interested. I told him I would find some ideas for him this weekend and he could start Monday. He asked me twice this morning if I made a list of foods for him. LOL

I will be sure to explain the low carb process to him and ketosis and give him the tools he needs to flourish. I will have him sign up on the Sparkpeople website for teens too.

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BUDGETMAW Posts: 2,987
2/23/13 2:36 P

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It's important that he understand that its low carb/high fat OR high carb. but he can't mix them. So no cheating by buying snacks at school or sharing his friends lunch, etc.

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2/23/13 2:32 P

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If he's sufficiently interested, induction would be a good kickstart. If he's only mildly interested, he'd probably be fine with cutting down to 50 carbs or thereabout, which would still probably suffice.

You might want to try making some oopsies so he can still have a sandwich. Any kind of meat or cheese, mayo, mustard, are good for a sandwich.

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2/23/13 2:30 P

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Thanks for some more ideas Lady! He hates tuna, but I could do the same with chopped chicken. Roll ups is a fantastic idea I had not thought of. Even lettuce roll ups too. Yes!

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2/23/13 2:27 P

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How about a 1/2C of tuna fish salad, made with mayo, chopped onions & celery, S&P. Put it in a Glad plastic, airtight container. If you pack his lunch in one of those cold cases you can take to the beach to keep things cool, stored it in the fridge overnight, it should be fine till his lunchtime. I can't think of their name..drawing a blank. lol Just don't pack it in a paper bag..is all. :) You can also do some roll ups. Just choose your meats and cheese..add mustard or mayo, put a toothpick thru (if needed) and put in a ziplock bag. Small lettuce salad w/a few cherry tomatos. be sure to check the carbs on the dressing. Hope these help.

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2/23/13 2:13 P

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I have a 12 year old son who has been watching me on induction for the last 5 days and he is showing a serious interest in trying low carbing. He needs to lose about 25 pounds. Should I have him do a strict 2 week induction or not?

Also, I need some ideas on what to pack in his school lunches. I thought of celery, cream cheese, pepperoni, pickles, ranch dressing, chicken legs or wings and boiled eggs so far.

Any input is appreciated. Thanks :)




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