i introduced emom to the maker's diet to help her 13 year old son. she put her whole family on it. talk to her and perhaps she can give you some advice and stories of how it has worked for her and her family. i believe that in order for you to really do it, you need to put your family on it cos it will be too hard for you to make separate meals and shop at different places and you'll always be fighting the temptation right in front of you.
Hi all...my ears were burning! We were gone for 8 days with no internet access.
Yes, CrazyHarry helped me *immensely* in the beginning with the diet! I still learn more every time I read one of his posts! I also keep the book handy and refer to it often. I don't think many details about
the diet and recipes are available online, but I could be wrong.
Crohn'snme, your family would greatly benefit from this diet! As CH said, our family of 4 is all on it even though my son is the only one with CD. My daughter just turned 18 and realizes this too often runs in families. She was more than happy to do the diet with the rest of us. Hopefully she will never have any issues with Crohns, but she now knows what really, really healthy eating is--and that's a good thing! (Enter college years and really unhealthy eating... I'll keep you posted on that!)
My hubby, one who has always been quite fit and athletic, lost weight without trying on the MD. He only needed to drop maybe 10 pounds, but the side benefit is that his blood pressure and triglycerides are now well within normal range (they used to consistently run in the low end of high. he refused to medicate, but felt he controlled it with exercise. now he really believes in the power of the diet. [high bp runs in his family even though no one is actually overweight]). I also lost weight without trying. I needed to lose a few lbs. so this was good!
Not that this is a weight loss diet, of course. It's just a far more healthy way to eat than the usual western diet. It stands to reason that by eliminating all the sugar, flour and processed foods that the lbs drop off naturally. That said, I am constantly encouraging my son to eat eat eat because he needs the carbs and protein to continue his sport of competitive swimming. Thankfully, he has managed to continue growing and putting on muscle and competing. I thank God!
It did take me a while to get "up to speed" on the diet, but it has been more than worth it. I agree with CH's point that it would be hard to cook one way for yourself and continue the old ways for your family. I guess that's why I gave the input about
my family above. If you can get everyone "on board", the lifelong benefits to all will be immense.
Oh...and CrazyHarry, I actually kinda like my green drink. Is this weird? I really don't mind the taste. I read somewhere that it lowers the alkalinity of our bodies (which are too alkaline due to diet) and thus gives us more energy. I feel like I do have more energy when I drink it regularly....yet another good thing!
Good luck, Crohn'snme! I hope this is a tiny bit of help for you!
Mother to 16 year old boy diagnosed in June, 2007.
Currently taking Asacol, omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, iron, vit. C, calcium w/D3 and a good multivitamin.
Started The Maker's Diet in early September.