Elimination Diet Day 17: Purge

What We Ate:

Breakfast:

Morning Snack:

  • Celery with sunbutter

Lunch:

  • Simply Balanced Oven Roasted Turkey Breast Deli Meat
  • Pears
  • Monterey Jack Cheese
  • rice cakes

Snack:

  • Rice cake with honey

Dinner:

Spaghetti Bolognese

Dessert:

Good cheese is heavenly.  Today we had fresh pears, turkey and cheese for lunch at the park.  The only thing that would have made it better would have been a nice rustic loaf of bread.  Maybe next week?  Tomorrow Mr Rockstar has his next soccer game so I decided to mix up some cookies after dinner as energy bites for the game.

Today I just decided I had had it with artificial preservatives, corn syrup, artificial flavor, etc.  I went on a major purge.  I threw away the KETCHUP!  Something just came over me.  I also threw away the powdered parmesan cheese that lasts forever in the fridge.  Even though we haven’t seen a huge improvement in behavior with the kids on the diet we have seen many other benefits.  Reading all the labels and eating only foods cooked from scratch for the last 2.5 weeks, I have just become disgusted with all the things that are added to our food for no good reason.  I will pay an extra couple bucks to have real parmesan or turkey meat that only has turkey in it.  My kids have all decided they love mustard.  What do we really need ketchup for anyway?!?

Now that we have milk back I was able to start a fresh batch of yogurt!  I learned this summer how easy it is to make yogurt and it has become an obsession.  I can’t wait for it to be done tomorrow morning!

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Kids:

We finally had a GOOD day!  Being the super nerd that I am I started recording behavioral issues along with sleep, medication, mood, weather, etc on my phone using the Autism Pro app.  However our last day or two have been that is how I feel we were doing as a whole.  Even if we had a bad month, if we had a good couple days before seeing the doctor I would just say we were doing fine.  Also, it is hard to determine if changes to routine, medication, diet, etc are effective without good data!  So enter the data…now every time Mr Rockstar is aggressive I hit a button on my phone, or anytime he screams, or whines.  Tonight I stayed up late making some charts in preparation to see Mr Rockstar’s doctor tomorrow.  Today was a good day but you can see we have had a bunch of rough days in the last few weeks.  I am hoping his doctor has some good suggestions because I am so drained after a day or two of poor behavior or sleep by Mr Rockstar.

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