Reply To: Food and feeding

steve bannatyne

Hi Duncan,

I’ve 2 boys 9 and 12, I was a fussy eater, but that was mainly because my Mum was a rotten cook, seriously you don’t realise as a kid! So fast forward to dadhood. Both boys ate well to start with as babies, taste buds kicked in at terrible twos and everything got complicated.
My Eldest has ADHD and was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, my youngest myself and my partner are now unable to eat wheat or dairy. I now suffer from IBS which means everything around food is a nightmare. I’ve now worked out what I can eat and what I can’t.
So we have conquered it, we’ve gone low carb, I lost 12kg and feel great, it’s not ideal for kids but my eldest has been able to manage his diabetes quite well. No more refined carbs and we’ve cut out heavily processed food.
The big issue is cost, so we’ve cut back on some things. We have a regular shop with all the basics and th3 absolute key was meal planning. A pain in the ass, but we sit down once a week and we book our meals in. Life and food has been super easy since.
If we plan for all the food issues ahead then it takes the stress out. We can change up the order every 2 weeks to rotate crowd pleasers. If we miss a meal plan chaos breaks out! We’ve not had take out in months!
Hope this helps, good luck,