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List of foods we always had available
First, get a SPIRALIZER (William Sonoma}……and a food processor
Our family shopped in a lot of different grocery stores. I soon had it “figured out” on what to buy, and how much I needed of certain things. Costco, Whole Foods, and Trader Joes were my favorite stores.We always needed to have her “food” available so that her desire to cheat was less appetizing!
ALMONDS WERE our SNACK OF CHOICE!!
Meats/Protein: chicken, steak, turkey, fish
• Sliced Turkey, Ham, Chicken*
• Eggs*–hard boiled or however you like them–always a dozen in the refrigerator. Costco carries them hardboiled
• Fish of any kind
• Hot dogs*–Trader Joes
• Sausage*–any flavor. Costco has amazing sausages
• Raw Almonds, Salted almonds, Spicy Hot Almonds*
• Cheese–any kind–the more the merrier • Sour Cream–NOT low-fat
• Whip Cream–in the can, not low-fat or homemade
• Heavy Whipping Cream/tons
• String Cheese
• Cream cheese
• Butter, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil–all the time
• Every kind of lettuce for salads: spinach, kale, romaine, butter lettuce • Broccoli
• Bell Peppers
• Zucchini • Asparagus
We ate many other vegetables that had a low-carb count but these were Car’s favorites!
LILLY’S DARK CHOCOLATE :):):)
SWERVE sugar/Stevia for everything sweet/ liquid and powdered/Whole Foods Coconut flour/low carb count
Best Foods Mayonnaise
Mahler’s bread, Flax Soy Bread,Vegetable Protein Bread–6-8 grams of carbs per slice
Miracle Noodles–it was her pasta for everything!
Hidden Valley ranch dressing/any other ranch dressing/just check carbs
Paul Newman caesar dressing–any other caesar dressing just check carbs sugar-free popsicles–VONS/SAFEWAY
JELL-O sugar-free gelatin w/ canned whip cream
Sugar Free Popsicles generally found in the natural frozen food aisle SPIKE seasoning
• No fruit. Instead we used JUICE PLUS EVERY DAY since Carley was 11 yrs. old for veggie and fruit supplements–incredible!
• No low-fat foods
• Do not count net carbs–only total carbs per serving
• Use your carb counter book. It will list the amount of carbohydrates in all foods. www.atkins.com
Contact a neurologist/dietitian before you start this type of eating with your child or yourself. If your neurologist is not “informed” on the MAD nutritional therapy, find one who is in your area before starting this dietary therapy! Read all food labels.
Our favorite ‘bloggers’ and websites we use for creating carb-less recipes on FB!
Diets for Epilepsy
The Nourished Caveman
Healing Family Eats
Body Ecology for Diet Support
Low Carbing Among Friends
The Noble Path Foundation
Against all Grain
Low Carb Zen
Low Carb High Protein
Well and good recipes
White on Rice Couple
Low Carb Yum
Low Carb Maven
low-carb So Simple
I Breathe Im Hungry
Dr. Laura Kalayjian, Keck School of Medicine MD of USC firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Arthur Partikian, MD–Keck School of Medicine of USC email@example.com
Dr. Eric H. Kossoff, MD–Johns Hopkins Hospital firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Mackenzie Cervenka, MD–Johns Hopkins Hospital,Adult Epilepsy Diet Center
Dr. David Millett, MD PhD–Hoag Hospital (Neurology) david.Millett@Hoag.org
Jessica Lowe/dietitian/USC email@example.com
Online food products:
• Dr.Atkins New Carbohydrate Gram Counter–Robert C.Atkins MD
Grain Brain–David Perlmutter, MD
• Against All Grain–Danielle Walker
• The 21 Day Sugar Detox–Diane Sanfilippo, BS, NC
• The 21 Day Sugar Detox Cookbook–Diane Sanfilippo, BS, NC
• Fighting Back With Fat–Erin Whitmer and Dr. Eric H. Kossoff, MD •