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RE: [IP] Low carb diet for kids

Dear Kathy,

 One low-carb solution for breakfast that doesn't taste low-carb is Nature's Own
low carb whole wheat bread (once you subtract the fiber from the car I believe
it equals only 4g) with some Brummel and Brown yogurt fruit spread on top (once
again I think there is 4g cabs in 1 tbl, 1/2 tbl is plenty to spread on one

 And just to throw in my two cents about lowering the amount of carbs one
intakes. There are good cards (i.e. whole wheats and beans) and there are bad
carbs (i.e. white flour and white sugars). If you are lowering the amount of
"bad" carbs your child is taking in for his or her health it is not a diet! You
are merely making sure he/she is eating healthy and nutritious foods. One's body
digests and utilizes good carbs differently than bad carbs.

 You may want to try the Suzanne Sommers program Sommerisizing. Don't laugh, it
works. She did not come up with this new way of eating on her own, she developed
it with the help of others, she is just marketing it. It is similar to Atkins
only in the fact that you are lowering your "bad" carbs. In Somersizing it is
more about when you eat what and eliminating white sugars. By the way you can
eat fruit! In a nutshell the theory behind Sommersizing is carbs=insulin=fat. In
her books she talks a lot about insulin and carbs, it is very interesting and
supported by research. Go to your library and check out one of her books if you
want more info.


Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 15:57:42 -0700
From: "Uhlman Family" <email @ redacted>
Subject: [IP] Low carb diet for kids

Has anyone tried a low carb diet with children?  My 12 year old son
(pre-puberty, very thin) loves carbs, especially at breakfast.  I thought I
might try cutting back on the number of grams of carbohydrates to see if his
blood sugars improve.  But I am having a hard time coming up with lower carb
versions of his favorite breakfast foods- pop tarts (ugh, I know...), toast,
bagels, cereal.  He's not a big fan of eggs, though will eat them if we're
doing a fasting level.  I'm also trying to stock the kitchen with lower
glycemic foods that kids like.  Any suggestions?  Thanks. Kathy
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