I prayed that God would let us know if GAPS is the right way to go with B. This morning I got my answer. We had been on GAPS for 3 days. I awoke early to de-bone the chicken and put together a casserole for breakfast. I started the carrot/onion/broth soup. Then I went into B's room to wake up the kids. They were already awake. Jilly was playing with toys and B was taking off his jammies to put on some fresh clothes. I stopped in my tracks. B was definitely thinner. It was probably only half a pound, but for a 34 lb five year old, thinner is not something to be taken lightly. I may have freaked out a little as I went into the kitchen, scrambled 5 eggs in lots of palm shortening, and cut up 2 pears. That was my answer. GAPS isn't for B, at least not right now. He was eating way more calories than he usually eats, but his body wasn't burning carbs because I couldn't get him to eat enough squash and carrots. I'm thinking his body wanted to burn fat instead.
So, we're back to rotation/elimination but I need to sit down and plan a rotation that doesn't rely on pancakes every morning. B's pancake addiction is feeding yeast. Sigh. I felt so bad about his thin appearance that I baked him a loaf of gluten free bread. He and Jilly polished off half the loaf. From one extreme to the other. I really need to get a meal plan in place and stick with it. I may as well stay on GAPS myself. I can afford to burn fat and there's no sense letting 12 lbs of onions, 4 butternut squash, 5 lbs of carrots, 3 heads of cauliflower, and 4 heads of broccoli go to waste.
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