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Pregnant, Paleo and No Hunger

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created November 08, 2012 at 10:35 PM

I am 5 months pregnant to the day and for the first 4 months had to ditch Paleo eating due to my horrible nausea and food aversions. I also had to give up working out. 100% not what I wanted or intended to happen. But for the last month I have gone back to Paleo (except for consuming raw cheese, and greek yogurt). I have also experienced a total lack of appetite - no urge to eat food - after say, 3pm in the afternoon.

So, in a way I'm Intermittent Fasting (like I used to) without really trying. I could skip dinner and go straight to bed with only having eaten a mid-afternoon snack and not be hungry. I usually wake up and make myself eat a light breakfast (fruit, eggs, greens drink) (not super hungry in am) and then a decent sized lunch of broiled chicken and veggies. For an afternoon snack I might have apple slices, a chunk of raw coconut, mozarella cheee/yogurt, etc. But that's it.

Should I be worried? Has this happened to any other expecting moms? THis is my first child so I'm not sure if it's normal. Aren't prego women usually hungry and stuffing their face???

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on September 07, 2013
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on November 12, 2012
at 05:48 PM

Definitely find out your blood level. For some docs, anything above 20ng/ml will be considered normal, but your babe won't get the optimal levels until your blood level is between 50-60 ng/ml.

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on November 08, 2012
at 11:36 PM

If you are feeling good & babe is growing well, then I wouldn't be concerned. All my pregnant clients are different in terms of hunger/timing.

I'd would make sure the foods you eat are nutrient dense. E.G. : liver pat??, seafood, grass-fed beef or lamb, eggs, full-fat cheese, dark leafy greens, etc.

Also make sure you are staying hydrated.

Have you had your Vitamin D level tested? If not, read this: http://www.sondrarose.com/vitamin-d-deficiency-pregnancy

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on November 12, 2012
at 05:03 PM

Thank you! I did have my blood work done over a month ago and at that time everything came back normal, including Iron levels that were especially stable and in the excellent range. I assume they tested D levels as well? I do eat alot of grass fed beef, and butter and take a whole foods supplement, so hoping I am getting the right nutrients. I had to eliminate some of my prenatals because they were making me even MORE sick. For example, I had to stop taking calcium, vitamin b, trace minerals, fish oil, etc. My naturopathic doctor said that for whatever reason they weren't good for me now that I'm pregnant. I was taking a very good reputable whole-food brand too. The only thing he has told me to continue taking is Choline, Sesame Seed Oil, my basic Multi, and Folic Acid B12. They were the only ones to test positive on me.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32566)

on November 12, 2012
at 05:48 PM

Definitely find out your blood level. For some docs, anything above 20ng/ml will be considered normal, but your babe won't get the optimal levels until your blood level is between 50-60 ng/ml.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32566)

on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

And please respond to answers by commenting on them. If you post a new answer, the person you are responding to may not see it!

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