Chocolate and ice cream- Elisabeth loves it
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.
Sweets simply taste delicious
The topic becomes particularly interesting during celebrations and other festivities like children's birthdays. Precise communication and advance planning are required and crucial here! Fortunately, since Elisabeth was very young when starting the diet, I was able to manage this aspect very effectively right from the beginning. I am even grateful to the ketogenic diet in this regard: it has allowed me to control the consumption of these things extremely well up to this day – and this without Elisabeth feeling like she has to give up something. Elisabeth's ketogenic diet has made me very creative in my cooking skills, probably much more so than I would have been otherwise.
As mentioned earlier, sweets were hardly a concern for young Elisabeth at the beginning. However, her interest in them has come to the forefront, especially since she started attending kindergarten. So, especially on hot, beautiful summer days, there is often a delicious ice cream for the little ones at daycare. And sweets are often a big topic at celebrations or children's birthdays. As a keto mom, I don't want to be unprepared for that! Elisabeth has now become a big fan of ice cream and chocolate. She prefers both in various variations.
Of course, a keto diet also means that Elisabeth can't just eat all the sweets she sees.
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