Modified Atkins Diet for Epilepsy

Jenny - posted on 03/03/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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We just started our daughter on the Modified Atkins diet for Epilepsy. We checked into the hospital to start the Ketogenic diet a few weeks ago, and my daughter responded negatively to the diet. So the next step for us is the Modified Atkins diet. The main thing with the Modified Atkins diet is that my daughter is only allowed to have a small amount of carbs a day. We are adjusting to the diet fairly well, but am wondering if there is anyone out there with experience with this diet and is willing to share ideas, recipes, etc.

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Mandy - posted on 03/29/2009

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ok here's what made it easier for us ( even though this never worked for us either )



 



sugar free jelly was a godsend for treats,lots of fruit and veg,bacon and sausage casserole,and lots of breath fresheners as it does make them have halitosis aftr a while

Lori - posted on 03/28/2009

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Reading the replies on this blog has been a great motivator for me.  I recently had to switch meds due to negative reactions. I am now on Keppra and have been gaining weight quickly.  I have no other options med wise and surgery is not an option.  The diet sounds like a way to go.  Is there any sites or references to help with research?

Robin - posted on 03/17/2009

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Not only does my 13 yr old have epilepsy but she has always been borderline hypoglycemic. When she first had her seizures we wondered if that was a stress point for her and have had great results with a carb restricted diet. Of course that is only a small piece of the puzzle but every little bit counts, right? South beach books are very helpful for meal ideas too.

Sherilyn - posted on 03/17/2009

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Here is a recipe for Homemade stew if you have a slow cooker!

2 Large pieces steak, cut into cubes Or 3 - 4 small pieces
1 - 2 onion chopped how you want
4 carrots, cut them the size you want (peeled optional)
4-6 potatos peel and cut into 1" cubes
1/2 cup frozen corn
1/2 cup frozen peas
4 stalks of chopped celery
1 1/2 cups water
1 gravy cube or swiss chalet packet

put onion on the bottom of dish so meat dosn't stick. Layer the meat on the and then add all veggies starting with carrots and potatos. add pack of gravey or gravy cube followed with water. Cook on high 4-6 hrs or Low 8-10 hrs.
Makes a 4 quart perfect. If you want more meat go with small medium pieces.

Sherilyn - posted on 03/17/2009

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I have been doing this for the last year as I am a epileptic myself and the low carbs and no fat or low fat helps alot and if you are trying to lose that 10 or 20 pds recomend it to somebody! It has help I have not had a Drop attack in 8 mths!!

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