Hi all, I’m newish here, full keto since Aug 8, but this post isn’t really about me. My 13 yr old son was diagnosed a year and a half ago with hyperinsulinemia, and he also has high triglycerides. He checks in every 3 months with an obesity specialist doctor. The doctor’s recommendation was 5 meals a day, no more than 35 g of carbs in a meal, no refined sugar at all. I provide him with all kinds of tasty foods and don’t really have carbs around, but since he has two older siblings who are old enough to make their own decisions and buy their own things, I cannot completely ban carbs and sugar from the house. Also, he is able go to the store on his own and buy sugary things.
Poor guy is so carb addicted. He sneaks them. Not all the time, but he does. I completely feel for him, because I am also out of control with carbs once I get going - which is why keto is best for me. In his Dad’s family T2 diabetes is rampant, killing them all off. He knows this.
I don’t want to shame him or make him feel guilt. I want him to break free of the cravings, like I have. I’m not sure what else I can do. I don’t nag, but once every couple of months when I find an empty Nutella jar behind the couch or something, I have a serious talk with him about diabetes and the fact that he can still prevent it. I’ve gotten rid of carbs as much as possible. I’ve stocked the house and fridge with low carb, tasty options. He’s seen my example, both in terms of my carb addiction and how I got over it (or avoid it, actually).
What else can I do to help him? Any advice would be appreciated.