How My Food Choices affected my Autistic Son's quality of life.
Updated: Apr 10, 2022
Have you ever wondered why autistic kids love highly processed food? I mean, why not?
We normal adults do too. Plus, these foods are designed that way! Who doesn't love extra crunchy, lots of flavor, weird colors and the best taste buds combination of all: Salt & Sugar.
What I didn't know was that I was slowly and methodically killing us with my food choices. I consistently increased my sons inability to focus, grow and thrive. He became more irritable and my waist line expanded. The sugar high's and low's were Olympic in height and then the worse thing happened.
Everyday day felt like Groundhog Day except I had a plan for almost every possible variable. Every. Single. One. Yes, you know what I mean. Just in case those options did not work, I also had his favorite snacks - check, three changes of clothes - yep, The Woobie blanket - that smelled like death - never leave home without it.