I posted a few weeks ago about the grain free diet we had delved into with Cuyler.
Our naturopath said that we should turn a corner between day 7 and day 10 on the diet.
Day ten came and we were still in the same pit of hell that the grain free food had put us in.
I was done. I could not do an eleventh day of it. However I wasn’t going to make the last ten days worth nothing. I had a plan. I wasn’t going back to our old ways.
I got a bright eyed, enthusiastic head nod.
I told him that he could have his grains back. BUT. But – he was still going to be gluten and dairy free and had to eat what mommy and daddy tell him to. He had to eat meat. And fruit. And vegetables if he wanted the grains.
The next morning I told him he could have a waffle if he had a few small pieces of apple – with peanut butter.
He ate the freakin peanut butter. He gagged a few times but it went down. I don’t think he’s eaten peanut butter since he was 2.
The following day he wanted french fries. Fine. But not until he ate some ham. He ate a plate of it.
In those 10 days he drank some gatorade and had popsicles. That’s about it.
We have taken a few steps back on the diet front, but I am really motivated by what we saw prior to his illness. He ate peanut butter, ham, beans and drank some water all in a matter of 3 days – that is HUGE for us. HUGE.
It’s been a little trickier getting him to eat new foods after the virus. Before he got sick he had been so deprived of the foods he loved. That was motivation enough for him to eat something he wasn’t keen on. I am still not going back to the diet he had before. I need some leverage and grains are exactly that.
I am excited about where this will go. I have a good feeling about this. That it will keep getting easier from here. If we get stuck, we’ll go grain free for a week and start from scratch. We’ve done it once – we’ll do it again.
We’ve got a good plan and I feel good about it.