Fighting Back with Fat

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Fighting Back with Fat

A Guide to Battling Epilepsy Through the Ketogenic Diet and Modified Atkins Diet

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Written by two mothers who have children on the Ketogenic diet, Fighting Back with Fat provides essential information to educate parents on the diets, as well as gives advice to parents to navigate the emotional minefields that often come with attempting these diets. Common stress factors such as fear of failure, hyperresponsibility, dealing effectively with a child's non-compliance, and educating non-supportive relatives, friends and peers, are all addressed in heart-to-heart frankness from mothers who have covered the territory personally.

The authors include first-person accounts of the successes and trails of other families as well as a rare glimpse of what kids think of the diets, in their own words.

The book closes with the KetoCalculator 101, with tips and advice from the Charlie Foundation's Beth Zupec-Kania, RD, CD, the Keto Calculator's creator and a recipe section offering simple, delicious recipes organized by age group, each with "Keto Bites," fun food facts or practical advice that correspond to each recipe.


Product Details

  • Publication Date December 13, 2012
  • Page Count 336
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781936303458

About The Author(s)

Jeanne Riether

Jeanne L. Riether lives in China and co-founded and directs the Healing Young Hearts Project ( to help young children build resilience in this challenging world. With little support, she started her teenage son, Jordan, on the Modified Atkins Diet. He is now seizure and medication free.

Erin Whitmer

Erin Whitmer has an MFA in creative writing and has contributed to National Geographic Kids magazine. She lives outside of Richmond, Virginia, with her husband and two sons. Her son, Noah, was on the Ketogenic diet for two years and is now medication free, diet free, and seizure free.

Table of Contents

"Foreword by Eric H. Kossoff, MD
; 1. Enlisting
; 2. Boot Camp, i.e., Retraining Your Brain
; 3. Calling all Comrades
; 4. The Mess Hall
; 5. In the Trenches
; 6. On the Move
; 7. Warriors at School
; 8. Marching Across the Globe
; 9. Warriors of All Shapes and Sizes
; 10. When You Want to Go AWOL
; Recipes; "