The term "metabolism" encompasses all processes necessary for building the body, maintaining bodily functions, and obtaining energy. To fulfill these tasks, the food ingested or reserves stored in the body are processed in many carefully coordinated steps. These steps are facilitated by enzymes and transporters. Each step in metabolism requires its own enzyme. If a specific enzyme in the body doesn't function properly, it can lead to a metabolic disorder where the corresponding metabolic step cannot proceed correctly. Due to the numerous different metabolic steps, there are also many different metabolic disorders. The metabolism of fatty acids serves to provide energy for the body and its organs.
In a previous blog, I have already described that traveling always requires an intense preparation phase - especially with a toddler on a ketogenic diet. Elisabeth enjoys eating the same things in phases and then - quite suddenly overnight - expresses new food preferences. Therefore, we now limit our overnight stays to visits with grandparents and mainly focus on individual day trips. This way, I feel the safest - especially because the preparation of ketogenic meals has become somewhat easier as a result. In this case, I even like planning somehow.
Antonia has loved attending kindergarten since her first birthday. We started the ketogenic diet when she was two and a half years old. For the diet to be successful, it is extremely important that everyone involved is sufficiently informed and that the circumstances allow it to be carried out at all.
Barbecuing is fun and usually the result tastes really delicious.
I find it comfortable in the summer to sit in shorts in my garden and enjoy the sun. I love it when the smell of grilled food hits my nose. When the neighbors grill, I get hungry although I have actually already eaten. This scent is simply appetizing.
When Elisabeth has her heart set on a new sweet, the search for everyday solutions always begins for me as a keto mom. I eagerly consider how I can "ketogenize" the corresponding products and perhaps even visually recreate something. Always with the goal in mind that Elisabeth can also enjoy the supposed pleasure of these delicacies. After all, the diet is an enrichment for her life and she should feel it as such at any time.
Do I have to give up sweets on a ketogenic diet?
I already asked myself this question at the beginning of Elisabeth's dietary change. Even today, I often hear from other parents who are starting the diet that these little treats can often cause a lot of worry. Especially with young children, I often feel that this is a big issue: Seemingly on every corner, I see different sweet snacks - gummy bears, chocolate or bars of all kinds - in numerous colorful packages.
Every year, the MUD Master Obstacle Run takes place here in the Lower Rhine region. It's an exciting obstacle course reminiscent of a real marine course. You have to slide, crawl, climb, or jump to overcome spectacular obstacles.
My name is Nina, I'm 30 years young, and I'm part of a loud, large, and loving blended family. I live together with my boyfriend in Upper Bavaria. There, we have created a beautiful home where we enjoy hosting friends and family. My greatest passion is baking cakes and pastries. I also find great joy in coming up with creative recipe ideas. In my free time, I like to hang out with friends in the city, go cycling, or simply relax and put my feet up :). On hot summer days, you'll find me by the lake, soaking up the sun. Professionally, I work as a speech therapist in a school and in a kindergarten for individuals with special needs. I love my job. I can empathize particularly well with children with epilepsy and their parents because I myself have epilepsy. Today, I can openly talk about it, which wasn't always the case.