Friday, December 24, 2010

Eating better in the new year

I think like alot of people,we are eating better now that we KNOW better-as in knowing what's really in our foods and knowing how they are REALLY made. One thing I'm trying to do with my son is to take him off food colorings and HFCS (high fructose corn syrup). His fave flavor juice pouch-capri sun has HFCS in it. I thought it was a pretty good choice (roaring waters cherry) until I took a closer look at the label and saw it listed. **SIGH** so I bought two of the other 100% fruit juice (no colorings/hfcs) flavors (apple juice and berry fruit punch) and he won't touch them. Now as a baby/toddler he drank 100% pure apple juice boxes all the time. Now he won't touch it. He's been drinking more water lately and soy chocolate milk too. He has had a thing for reading food labels since he could read so now I'm teaching him to look for the food colorings and HFCS.

He's been on strattera for almost a full week now. We only have a few mins of fuss over taking it now and that's a big relief after our last try where he would literally put himself into an anxiety attack over swallowing a the pill. We've gone back to hiding it into a spoon of pudding. He's proud of himself for swallowing it. We up the dosage in a few days and go to the regular dosage his dr will put him on. I hope this works.