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Sunday, October 30, 2011

What Does That Boy Eat? - Part VII (The Final Post!)

Ah, the last day of the week.  This has been a fairly typical week for us so now you have an idea of what Cainan eats pretty regularly.  Thankfully, he has a pretty sophisticated palate and likes things like, tzatziki, humus, vegetable pancakes, tuna, etc…

It’s been a challenge to keep his calories low but give him plenty of yummy things to eat and not make him feel excluded from meals.  Believe it or not, I rarely prepare separate meals for him.  Well, I should say separate dinners.  I do make him breakfast and lunch but we have family dinners all together.  Usually the entrée is pretty low calorie for a decent serving, plus there are lots of low calorie sides.  His proportions are different from ours, but we eat the same things.  He just gets more of the sides, whereas we have a larger portion of the entrée, usually.

I can’t say how pleased I am that he rarely asks for food and doesn’t exhibit any signs of food seeking behavior.  He’s pretty happy most of the time and though, it’s obvious he spends a lot of time thinking about food, it’s not anxious thoughts or worry (he just likes to tell you every detail of each meal he’s eaten and what his favorite parts are and why).  Living with Prader-Willi Syndrome is a huge challenge, but we are grateful to have found some smooth sailing in the diet department (which often isn’t the case). 

2 Servings Fiber One Honey Squares w/ Almond Milk = 190
Small Banana = 70

Fruit by the foot = 80

Tuna Sandwich = 175
Serving of Progresso Chicken Noodle Soup = 90
8 oz Crystal Light = 8

6 oz Light Yogurt = 80

Smart Choice Chicken Santa Fe frozen dinner = 140
Carrot Sticks =  50
Humus = 50
Apple slices = 60

Bag of Low Calorie Kettle Corn = 35
Smarties = 25

Total for Today = 1053

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