Elimination Diet Day 24: Corn

What We Ate:


  • Gluten Free Puffin Cereal (corn and rice)
  • Whole milk


  • Raisins
  • Hazelnuts
  • Raspberries


  • Ham
  • Pear sauce
  • Pumpkin Seeds



  • Krispy Kreme Original Donuts

Because Mr Rockstar has not shown any improvement behaviorally on the diet and I am at the breaking point with lack of sleep and behavioral issues, I decided to accelerate our elimination diet.  Dr Doris Rapp suggests adding a new food back in each day.  Other doctors say this is way to quick and it should be every 2-3 days.  The diet itself isn’t that hard to maintain especially at this point, and I do plan for us to eat much healthier moving forward now that the kids have acclimated to it, but at the same time the diet is restrictive and adds one more complicating factor to an already overwhelming situation.  Because Mr Rockstar has been so unstable I don’t even know what a food reaction might look like in him so at this point I am mostly looking for rashes and the like.  Today we added back in corn, tomorrow we will do yeast, Sunday sugar, Monday soy, etc.

I found some Applegate Half Time lunches on clearance at the grocery store today and I had some good coupons so I picked some up for the kids.  It made for an easy dinner for which I was thankful.  There was a little sugar in the fruit snacks but since we were going to go get Krispy Kreme a little laster I didn’t really care.

Today was “Talk like a Pirate Day” and if you wore pirate garb to Krispy Kreme they would give you free donuts!  Hubby and I went back and forth all week.  If we had seen ANY benefit behaviorally to the diet I could have easily passed up free donuts but as it was it seemed like a nice break.  So we went and got our free donuts and I think I am going to be sick from the sugar overdose.  Krispy Kreme donuts have almost everything not allowed on the elimination diet.  It is kinda crazy.


Mr Rockstar had a better day.  I don’t know if it was the Ritalin taking effect or it was just time for us to have a good day or two.  The cycle the past 2 weeks has roughly been two bad days, two awful days, one bad day, one great day, one ok day, etc.  So we are due for a couple ok days at least.  Praying tomorrow just keeps getting better.


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