Tuesday, July 1, 2008

GFCF-GO FOR IT

We have tried GFCF diet with our son in moderation .Milk was out right from the beginning but we contined to give him curds. He did have an occassional paratha/roti. The reason we did not implement it it in totality were
  1. Age factor

  2. Getting him to sit in snack time in school

  3. Lack of convincing proof that this would bring a dramatic change.

  4. Social restrictions ,such as when you eat out, calling on some one.It would be a dream come true if one were to find a GFCF hotel!

  5. Occassional indulgences at home , such as pizza deliveries at home.

  6. Pampering your little one, it is easiest way to show your love buy him his favourite cookie sometime his favourite candy.At an early age one does one uses only food reinforcers.

However having stated the factors that we did not follow it fully,today the diet itself has given us reasons to smile. Harish is calmer,his learning abilities have improved.More importantly he himself sees reason in it .This is what harish had to type

Junk foodI don’t eat junk food.
I like junk food.
Junk foods are not good for me
I will eat junk foods when I become ok.


Anything forbidden under the diet is JUNK to him. A GFCF diet also implies lot of self discipline and iron will not to deviate from the regimen. We set a target of one month and it worked beautifully, so we are giving it another six months. Here we are talking of eliminating even traces of gluten and caesein.
Awareness about a gluten-caesein diet is yet to dawn in India.As I said it in my earlier post it makes it a little difficult to procure ingredients, but give it a shot.

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