How Do I Actually Make These Diet Changes?
Is your heart willing and are you anxious to begin the diet change but have no idea where or how to start? Does your family life seem so overwhelming that the idea of removing a commonly eaten food makes it seem impossible to figure out what to cook?
Chapter six in my book Could It Really Be Something They Ate? The Life Changing Impact of Addressing Food Sensitivities in Children offers practical, real-life solutions to the places where most parents struggle in changing the diet of their family. There is a list of things to do before you begin and a multitude of tips to help you along the way. Information is provided on how to add the trigger food back to your child’s diet so you can see if the removal of this food made any significant difference in your child’s symptoms. Parenting tips are also offered to support your efforts to maintain peace and harmony in your family in the midst of the changes you are undertaking. The chapter ends with a list of substitutions for common foods such as gluten and dairy to allow you to adjust your family’s favourite foods rather than introduce many new and unfamiliar tastes. There are also menu suggestions for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks to help you get started.