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Preggo on Paleo

Commented on September 25, 2013
Created September 25, 2013 at 3:20 PM

So, I have been doing Paleo for about 2 months now. It has been going great, however, I found out that I am pregnant yesterday so I started doing some research and what sticks out is I should be eating less protein and more carbs. As of right now my diet pretty much looks something like this:

Breakfast:

2- 3 Scrambled eggs with bacon or 2 hardboiled eggs with cut up melon

Lunch:

Salad with grilled chicken, boiled eggs, and bacon bits

4 ??? 6 ounces Leftover protein and veggies

Dinner:

6-8 ounces of protein, veggies

My veggies are usually broccoli, cauli, carrots, asparagus, zuc, and summer squash.

Today for lunch I am having a yummy avocado salsa that I made with avacodo, grape tom, red onion, cukes, a little bit of feta, and a dressing made of olive oil, lemon juices and spices.

I guess what I am not sure of is how to figure out without counting and measuring if I am getting the right amounts of things, and if I have to up my carb intake, what kinds of additional things should I be eating to do that. I don???t want to introduce grains back in..

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on September 25, 2013
at 09:13 PM

Don't stress over the age gap. There are 9 years between my baby and the next youngest. We talked to him throughout the entire pregnancy, included him in doctor's visits, and he was at the hospital with us until the delivery. I didn't allow him in the room when I delivered because it had been so stressful on my eldest when the 9-year old was born. (I specialize in age gaps...12 years between the first two and 9 years between the second two!)

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on September 25, 2013
at 05:03 PM

My favorite even as a child I loved smoked salmon (lox) on a bbb... agel which I obviously don't do anymore. I just made a pan fried salmon with Dukkah spicing and everyone in the family loved it.

Your food listed in the original post sounds pretty good, I wouldn't stress about it.

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on September 25, 2013
at 04:20 PM

Salmon is pretty much the ONLY fish I will not eat...something about it grosses me out!!

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on September 25, 2013
at 04:01 PM

Salmon is actually pretty low in Mercury.

http://www.nrdc.org/health/effects/mercury/guide.asp

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on September 25, 2013
at 04:38 PM

I found myself in the same boat! My baby girl was born a week after my 41st birthday. There are 21 years between my eldest and the baby!!! I ate Primal the entire time and ate enough carbs to stay out of ketosis without going overboard. I'm T2 diabetic, so I strictly managed my carb intake to use as little insulin as possible. Much to the chagrin of the "nutritionist" I had to deal with, I didn't count anything but carbs to ensure I used enough insulin. I ate when hungry, lots of fat, eggs, meat, some fruit, and tons of veggies. She was my healthiest baby after the healthiest pregnancy!

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on September 25, 2013
at 04:02 PM

Thank you for the advice, I can definitely add more fruit in. Right now I do don't eat it every day. I am a little bit nervous. I will be 40 in April, this was not planned, but not unwelcome. My daughter is 8 so I am little worried about the age gap....

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on September 25, 2013
at 09:13 PM

Don't stress over the age gap. There are 9 years between my baby and the next youngest. We talked to him throughout the entire pregnancy, included him in doctor's visits, and he was at the hospital with us until the delivery. I didn't allow him in the room when I delivered because it had been so stressful on my eldest when the 9-year old was born. (I specialize in age gaps...12 years between the first two and 9 years between the second two!)

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on September 25, 2013
at 03:37 PM

First of all, congratulations. I hope your pregnancy goes perfectly well.

If you need more carbs, try the following: more fruit, sweet potatoes, yams, possibly potatoes. If that's not enough, add some rice, which is a mostly harmless grain.

Other than that, don't forget fish and seafood (omega 3), but avoid large fish like tuna and salmon (high metal concentrations are very harmful for the baby).

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on September 25, 2013
at 04:01 PM

Salmon is actually pretty low in Mercury.

http://www.nrdc.org/health/effects/mercury/guide.asp

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