Is your family new to the ketogenic diet for the management of intractable epilepsy? If so, you may be looking for tips and suggestions to help you manage day-to-day. Oftentimes, the best advice comes from others who have been in your shoes. Using our social media accounts, we asked keto parents about what advice they would offer other families new to the ketogenic diet. Here is what they said*.
“Patience is key. So is persistence. It took 10 weeks of fine-tuning the diet ratio to completely stop our son’s seizures.”
“Simplicity! Don’t overwhelm yourself with a ton of recipes. Or recipes at all for that matter. Start with a few things while becoming familiar and expand as you feel comfortable. My son ate the same things nearly every day. Also, if you reach seizure freedom and it’s interrupted, don’t get discouraged!!! It’s the worst feeling ever but try to stay positive! My son started the diet at 3 and was on it for 2 years. He’s 15 now and seizure free.”
“Take your time, do your research, ask all the questions! This is a lifestyle not a quick fix. But it is totally worth every second 👌👌 My twins have been seizure free for over a year! Make it simple & as time goes on it gets easier! ♥♥♥”
“Don’t give up…work with dietitian and neurology to fine tune! I believe it works but one needs to be patient and work with your whole team!”
“It’s not as hard as you think”
“Take a deep breath, smile and buy a scale!!!!!”
“One step at a time.”
“Keep it simple, ask for help, be patient 💜💜”
“Go slow it’s a marathon not a sprint.”
“Never give up. Weigh and measure precisely.”
“Go to a place that has a keto clinic with a specially-trained dietitian and neurologist.”
For more tips on managing the ketogenic diet, check out these blog posts:
• A Ketogenic Dietitian’s Tips for Families Getting Ready to Start the Ketogenic Diet
• Time Management Tips for Keto Moms and Dads
• Tips for Caregivers of Tube-fed Children & Adults on the Ketogenic Diet
*Results with the ketogenic diet for the management of epilepsy may vary. Talk to your healthcare professional.
The ketogenic diet for the management of intractable epilepsy should be used under medical supervision
To learn more about the medical ketogenic diet for the management of intractable epilepsy, visit www.ketogenicdietforepilepsy.com.