Get Together Recipes & A Shopping List: There are lots of recipe sources. Check this website, subscribe to our free newsletter and search the Facebook Group. Having a dozen printed out and ready to try at the beginning gives you a starting place to learn about counting carbs, cooking low carb, and figuring out what foods are tolerated. Why not try a few experimental meals before switching completely to the diet?
A great resource that we compiled after years of research and feedback is the Support Kit to the Modified Atkins Diet. Click here for more information.
Set a Start Date & Stay Positive: While the list above may at first seem long, it really is not that much work. Make an appointment with the doctor, and while you are waiting for that day to roll around, you can get all the other things in place. This initial “preparation” phase, along with the first couple weeks of learning to shop and cook, are the most time consuming. Very soon you will settle into a shopping and cooking routine, and will discover new favorite meals – with the added benefit of (hopefully) getting better!
Our daughter was on the diet for two years. The following two years we were careful to avoid a couple of the biggest food triggers we had identified during the course of the diet (for her it was processed sugar, a certain type of noodle we ate regularly and too much bread). She has now completely healed and can eat and drink whatever she wishes.
I hope you have the same results!