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For those that have followed us you'll know it's been very hard getting my husband on board with just how many calories our daughter needs to keep moving up the scale. He often seems content and I have to remind him to add canola oil or HWC to things. We recently had some weight loss and we've had to add back in Boost Plus, which our daughter despises. Even since the hospital these supplements have been a fear food. She does Cliff Bars regularly and even heats them up and adds ice cream. But any kind of smoothie, especially ones WE MAKE? UGH impossible. We recently ordered BeneCalorie and add that in to many things.
My daughter will still 'glance at labels for calorie content'. I even see her TRYING NOT to look and she will still look. Recently my husband found the Publix frozen smoothie packages called "Jamba Juice". You keep it frozen, add cold applejuice and have a frozen fruit smoothie. My daughter will eat it because in big letters on the package it says 70 calories (I HATE FREAKING CALORIE CONTENT ON EVERYTHING). So he adds two BeneCalorie packages to it and she doesn't know the difference. He is SO PROUD of himself. And I'm happy he's finally on board like he should be. That said we were at Costco yesterday and my daughter asked me for Churros (she smelled them when she came in). I said sure and went to go get them when she saw the marquee that in HUGE letters said 540 Calories. Yeah, she ran like hell. Probably will never get her to eat a churro again. __________________ Caroline
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Yeah, dad!! He should be so proud of himself!
And I HATE calorie counts.
xoOTM __________________ D in and out of EDNOS since age 8. dx RAN 2013. WR Aug '14. Graduated FBT June 2015 at 18 yrs old.
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Yay to Mr. Playball 40 and all the other dads out there who are helping!
and while I'm at it: yay to Mr. Kali for the great Tuna melt with mayo and cheese he made d. for lunch yesterday!!! Kali __________________ Food=Love
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I would challenge the fear of churros asap. She really wanted them. But ED wouldn't let her have them. Take her back, buy her the churros. Tell her she deserves them. See what happens. It would be a huge win if she ate them. __________________ ed_newbie "Lineage, personality and environment may shape you, but they do not define your full potential." Mollie Marti 14 yr old d diagnosed with AN late December 2015 at the age of 12 after a 23 lb weight loss during prior 3 months. Started FBT/Maudsley at home on Christmas Eve with support from amazing local nutritionist specializing in ED and trained in FBT. WR Feb 2016 and now chasing growth and taking one meal at a time.
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He should be!!!! Playball40's hubby 1, ED 0
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Well done playball, good news.
i HATE calorie counts too, uuggh.
I too would take her back, I would buy one & hand it to her " here is your snack".
You are making progress, well done playball family,
Onwards & upwards.
TF __________________ Son,DX with AN, (purging type) age 13 in October 2015 , (4 months immediate inpatient) , Now Phase 2 , making progress every day. Living life to the full like a normal teen. We are not out of the woods yet, but we can see the light at the end of the tunnel, thanks to ATDT.
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Back when we were in refeeding mode (and for a long time afterwards), I would keep a permanent marker in the kitchen. As I unloaded my groceries, I would take the marker and black out the calorie counts, serving sizes and grams of fat/carbs/protein on every single item. I knew that my D could easily find the information online if she wanted to, but I didn't need to have it right in front of her at meal time. Some calorie counts are hard to avoid, but at least my kitchen was a safe zone.
__________________ Daughter dx Dec 2012 at age 14 with AN and depression. Currently 18, fully WR, without any ED behaviors and managing life and college with minimal support.