Fighting Back with Fat: A Guide to Battling Epilepsy Through the Ketogenic Diet and Modified Atkins Diet (Paperback)

Fighting Back with Fat: A Guide to Battling Epilepsy Through the Ketogenic Diet and Modified Atkins Diet By Erin Whitmer, Jeanne L. Riether Cover Image
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Written by two mothers who have children on the Ketogenic diet, Fighting Back with Fat provides essential information to educate parents on the diets, as well as gives advice to parents to navigate the emotional minefields that often come with attempting these diets. Common stress factors such as fear of failure, hyperresponsibility, dealing effectively with a child's non-compliance, and educating non-supportive relatives, friends and peers, are all addressed in heart-to-heart frankness from mothers who have covered the territory personally.

The authors include first-person accounts of the successes and trails of other families as well as a rare glimpse of what kids think of the diets, in their own words.

The book closes with the KetoCalculator 101, with tips and advice from the Charlie Foundation's Beth Zupec-Kania, RD, CD, the Keto Calculator's creator and a recipe section offering simple, delicious recipes organized by age group, each with "Keto Bites," fun food facts or practical advice that correspond to each recipe.

About the Author


Erin Whitmer, who has an MFA in creative writing and is a former contributor to National Geographic Kids magazine, has used her blog NoahsRoad.com as a way to empower herself since her son suffered a traumatic brain injury nearly three years ago at the age of four months.

Jeanne Riether lives in China and co-founded and directs the Healing Young Hearts Project (Healingyounghearts.org) by helping young children build resilience in this challenging world. With little support, she started her teenage son, Jordan, on the Modified Atkins Diet. He is now seizure-free.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781936303458
ISBN-10: 1936303450
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
Publication Date: December 13th, 2012
Pages: 336
Language: English