We're going to have to take off closer to eight in the morning so that we don't have to wait on Chaos' teachers for half an hour.
Delivered unto school today: One hand-cranked spiralizer so Chaos can make zucchini noodles, two visual fact sheets for lo-carb, and one in-depth one with some of the involvements.
Not all of them, of course, but lo-carb hi-fat diets can help a lot of people. Starting with the basics seems a good way to manage things. Chaos' teachers are very interested in it. And not just for the kids in their classroom.
Both ladies in charge of Chaos' class have failed diets and health issues they want to solve that we can link to hyper-insulinaemia off the top of our short-cropped heads.
Beloved mentioned their maximum weight of one hundred and two kilos. Not that you'd believe it to look at them now. I only ever topped out at one hundred and one1, so the love of my life has me beat both ways.
That, and they had one child on the Paleo diet a bit back. Paleo is also a way to go lo-carb if you wish to try it. It's done a lot of people a lot of good. Paleo!kid showed a marked improvement in behaviour and responses. Just like Miss Chaos, who is responding faster, keeping in touch with conversations, and functioning at a better level.
Last weekend, we took her off to Outback Steakhouse, and she ordered what she wanted all by herself. No prompting. She picked her steak, how it was done, what she was having as a side. All of that. Before we got into LCHF, it would have taken a twenty-minute interrogation and some reading of the entire menu out loud to get Chaos to speak any kind of preference. And there was still a chance that she'd accidentally pick something she didn't want to eat.
The transformation is that amazing.
It's not a cure. Not by a long shot, but it is a fantastic help. There probably won't ever be a cure, because neurological stuff isn't that easy to fix. But for those who suffer, something like this means suffering less. More independance. More freedom.
That's worth skipping the chips in my humble opinion.
In 2013. That's the heaviest I ever was. ↩