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    Primal does not equal low carb. Give them more rice, potatoes, fruit. And ice cream
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    I have 2 very lean kids (5 and nearly 3) that eat primal. I make sure to offer plenty of fruit and we have potatoes, rice, or non-GMO corn based pasta 5 of 7 days each week for dinner. Every couple weeks I'll make pancakes for breakfast. I also make sure to never limit how much they're eating. I'm often amazed at how much my 5yo daughter can eat in one sitting. I'm hoping she'll hit 40lbs at her appointment for her 5yo check-up this week.

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    Feeding your growing toddlers low carb. Incoming stunted growth.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Primal Mom View Post
    Here's what they ate yesterday (pretty typical day). (Water is their only beverage.)

    Breakfast: eggs, bacon, banana
    Snack: Pistachios and Raisins
    Lunch: Shrimp, carrots & salad
    Snack: Veggie Sticks
    Dinner: Grass-fed hot dogs, broccoli and cheese
    Every bite must count. Carrots, salad, vege sticks all take a lot of effort to eat for not many calories. I would increase both fat AND carbs.

    Milk drink or smoothie.

    Primal waffles or mug cakes.

    Replace salad with roast veges, or creamy vege mash.

    Quiche.

    Primal icecream - blend banana, frozen berries and cream or coconut cream. Serve soft or pour into moulds and freeze with an iceblock stick.

    Sliced pear or peach with almond butter dip or whipped cream.

    If you add rice, try cooking it in milk or coconut milk.

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    Let your kids eat whatever they want! There is so much evidence showing that restricting childrens calories and eating schedules will lead to obesity and disease later in life.

    Let them hsve as much as they want of dairy (ice cream every day!) fruit and fruit juice (orange juice is a super food!) starches, natural sugars (maple syrup cures cancer!) and dare i say, grains! Yes starting your kids off early with a food complex is sure to screw them up. If they want bread, let them eat the bloody bread.

    Just because their parents have broken metabolisms and are overweight and sedentary does not mean the child should suffer. This is the type of well meaning health crap that pushes our society further into obesity and disease. Yes keep them away from non foods like seed oils, corn and soy byproducts and pesticides but do not limit their food or macro choices because of a fad diet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Annieh View Post
    Every bite must count. Carrots, salad, vege sticks all take a lot of effort to eat for not many calories. I would increase both fat AND carbs.

    Milk drink or smoothie.

    Primal waffles or mug cakes.

    Replace salad with roast veges, or creamy vege mash.

    Quiche.

    Primal icecream - blend banana, frozen berries and cream or coconut cream. Serve soft or pour into moulds and freeze with an iceblock stick.

    Sliced pear or peach with almond butter dip or whipped cream.

    If you add rice, try cooking it in milk or coconut milk.
    Love this.... I should send it to my daughter who has a 3 year old, but she probably wouldn't appreciate it LOL. she eats a SAD version of GF, Dairy and Egg free due to allergies like me wish I knew enough to do this for my kids. They ate pretty decently though

    I would really only eliminate the gluten food, bad oils and all packaged preserved food and aim for higher calorie mashes.
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    Now 95lbs and holding.
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    My kids eat rice or potatoes with mist dinners. We LOAD on the butter!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zach View Post
    Let your kids eat whatever they want!
    And this is the sentiment that leads to childhood obesity. I say that having been there myself as a kid!

    I do agree that the diet that OP described is too low in carbs, fat, and calories for kids particularly if hers don't have weight problems.

    But are you kidding me???

    Ice cream every day? Ice cream is supposed to be a treat, not a dietary staple.
    Also, no kids don't need to eat whatever they want. It isn't irresponsible parenting to not feed your kids junkfood!
    Kids can, and many more than are SHOULD, be taught that to eat mostly real, unprocessed food, and that desserts, restaurant fare, store-bought snacks should be occasional treats only.
    Healthy Eating 101 =/= orthorexia

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    Do not limit healthy carbs on your children. Let them go to town on fruit, veggies, and dairy. My 4yo can nearly knock out a pack of bacon by herself in one sitting and she loves fruit and does pretty well with veggies. So, yeah, echoing here what others have said-- feed those monkeys some fat & carbs!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Primal Mom View Post
    I started on a primal diet in December, and began feeling so great that in February I transitioned our whole family. But I'm starting to wonder if I need to make a change for my kids.

    My children (5 & 3) have both LOST weight since February. My kids are already both lean, no baby fat or pudge, so I'm really concerned about the weight loss. My 5 year old son lost 4 1/2 pounds and my 3 year old daughter lost 2.

    Here's what they ate yesterday (pretty typical day). (Water is their only beverage.)

    Breakfast: eggs, bacon, banana
    Snack: Pistachios and Raisins
    Lunch: Shrimp, carrots & salad
    Snack: Veggie Sticks
    Dinner: Grass-fed hot dogs, broccoli and cheese

    They seem to be eating enough, but I really don't want them to keep losing weight. Has anyone gone through this with their kids? Any advice?

    Thanks!
    Since your kids are the same age as mine and I don't wanna give a biased response I have not read any other answers.....So:

    The general gist of what your feeding them looks great! A couple things that we do with our kids is we do add plenty of butter or coconut oil where possible. We also have a NO LIMIT clause on all primal goods. That means if your hungry you are more than welcome to grab anything Primal from the fridge or cupboard. This translates to fruit, nuts, cheese, jerky and dark chocolate.....yes...my kids get unlimited dark chocolate .

    Oh, we also do let our boys have grass fed raw milk to their hearts content.

    About once a week we have a quality ice cream night.

    My two boys are quite lean also, but heck.... look at the obese children that we have to compare them too. I wouldn't be overly concerned about it. Things will even back out and the will grow just fine. Kids go through feast and famine spurts all the time.

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