My son has been doing the elimination diet - and we have seen many positive outcomes so far. But when we started I was overwhelmed with what it meant in changes to our diet - and honestly, still am although it is now a little easier. It is much easier to control the food you eat at home. But when you are out - well that's another story.
I cook, I cook, and then cook some more thinking I've made enough food to feed 5 hungry people (three of them must inhale their food :-) ) and it still seems that this isn't enough. So the sabotage happens (with the best intentions - you know, feed the kids and they will be settled). I am to blame as much as anyone in our family
How to limit the sabotage to an elimination diet:
- take cool water in an esky and cups (yes how often do we forget these!)
- take appropriate snacks
- think about what you need to take if you are running late after an appointment and the kids are hungry again...
- think outside the box - if you must buy perhaps grab a few foods from supermarket (e.g. pears, arrowroot biscuits) rather than the local takeaway