So here's a look at his new numbers...
- Fat 87.1
- Protein 20.24
- Carb 8.79 (he's been averaging about 11 carbs a day)
- Fat 29.03
- Protein 6.75
- Carb 2.93
We have reduced his calories from 400 calorie meals to 300 calorie meals, but this has been slowly coming for a while now. It's been a long time since he's finished a 400 calorie meal in one setting. So it's more like an official change than a realistic one.
There is still so much I need to learn about this diet. I remember sitting in the hospital and crying while the dietitian was trying to show me how to use the ketocalculator. It was so overwhelming to me, we were so fatigued, so desperate for it to work and yet scared to death that it wouldn't...it was just too much. When she was trying to show me how to get all 5 areas balanced (fat, protein, carb, calories, and ratio) I just cried. She told me to take it slow and just focus on ratio and calories.
Until now...it's like we are starting over again. But in some ways it feels good. I've listened to other moms talk about total carbs/protein and I've always wondered if we were doing it correctly. Knowing that I'm balancing things correctly for his health and not just for seizure control give me confidence. Lowering the ratio has given me a renewed sense of energy to keep trying new meals, but it can be a frustrating process to get the meals balanced correctly. It seems as soon as I get one area next to perfect, another area has been messed up. It reminds me a lot of trying to solve the rubix cube.
So...off to fix recipes, I go!