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Ginnie64

Kid Allways Hungry

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My son complains that the gluten-free foods are not filling and is always hungry. What can I give him so he feels full, is he missing something in his diet that he needs. He is a very picky eater as-well. Any suggestions would be helpful.

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I felt very much the same when we started gluten free!!It just feels like something is missing and nothing really "hits the stop". I don't know how long your son has been Gluten-Free, but the feeling will wear off in about a month or 2 when his body realizes it's living off something else. My son ate so much food when we first went Gluten-Free as well but he's cut back alittle since being on the diet 1 month. We felt that Rice Pasta was not as "filling" as corn pasta. So corn pasta, icecream, and meats were the most satisfying. My son always likes to carry around a baggy of Butter Corn Puffs that he'll munch on inbetween meals and big snacks, this also seems to help not feeling "unsatisfied" all the time. Good Luck! This is just what worked for us!


2yr old son with Celiac (Diagnosed january 6 2012)

Blood work was >139 (normal <20)

Symptoms: Weightloss, tired, chronic constipation, white stool, NO appetite, failure to THRIVE.

Problems started 1 week before his 2nd Birthday when he first got sick with CROUP.

He is now on GLUTEN FREE diet and gaining weight, has energy, no constipation and THRIVING!

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My daughter was always hungry when she was younger. I think that is just the nature of some kids. Popcorn and beans can be very filling if his stomach can handle them. So can potatoes.

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With every snack, have him drink about 4 oz. of something, even if it's just water. At that age, they can't always 100% tell whether it's food or drink their body wants. The body will continue to give the request for food/drink until that request is fulfilled. I find that making my kids drink something along with every snack has helped them not want to raid the fridge every twenty minutes.

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