Sugar- Free Summer

June 8, 2011

Another school year has flown by and here comes summer!

It will be an interesting sugar-free summer. I know this because I am really missing ice cream. I have not perfected the home-made ice cream that Claire can have,but will have to soon. Ice cream is one tradition we can not do without!

The day before her diet,one last real treat!

A smile to melt my heart!







So the kids have completed another year of learning and so have I…


What I’ve learned so far about the ketogenic diet:

1. The astounding ability that children have to adapt to any situation. Claire can be happy no matter what life throws her.

2. Routine is better than chaos. The diet is most effective when maintained as a daily routine. The kitchen now has open & closed hours.

3. The ketogenic diet changes how one thinks of food. I am amazed that such small portions of food are enough to fuel the body.

4. Faith and butter are key to balanced living onsuch a strict diet therapy.

5.Positive attitude is everything. It’s hard to be sad when you are happy!

6. Giving up sweet sugar treats is hard. But the reward is living a richer life. We enjoy simple sugar-free pleasures. A strawberry tastes so much sweeter when your taste buds have forgotten what sugar is.

7. Butter days can be better days. Meaning,make the most of what you’ve been given.

8. And last but not least, God’s plan is the best plan. Trust Him and your life will be butter…oh I mean better!

Goodbye school days & ice cream…Hello Butter!


6 Responses to “Sugar- Free Summer”

  1. Shirley said

    I am amazed at you, everytime I read something from you.
    You really are amazing. I love you… and that Little Claire Bear.

  2. wendy cosgrove said

    You and Claire make the world a BUTTER place, with your ability to accept every challenge with such grace and faith. No wonder Claire can live without sugar–she IS sugar!!!

  3. Robyn said

    I need to go sugar free myself – but I’m struggling so much with it. Wish I would have just been raised with a healthier diet, would make life much simpler I’m sure!

    • Robyn sugar free is rough, but I am finding it really worth the effort.(especially since it is helping my daughter) I just started reading Lysa Terkeurst’s book “Made To Crave” and she sheds a whole new light on healthy choices and the faith it takes. Thanks for stopping by, nice to meet you 🙂

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