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January 22nd, 2012, 07:34 AM
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My husband decided right before I got my BFP that he wants to do a low carb diet. He feels better when he eats limited grains, and he's losing weight. "Sure, why not?!" I said.

Well, I'm gonna tell you why not.

All I want is carbs, lol. The morning sickness has finally kicked in, and meat and vegetables just isn't cutting it for me. I need bread and cereal to settle my stomach. I'm sure lots of women do really well on this whole primal diet during pregnancy - I've read about it. But me, not so much.. not this trimester anyways!

I bought cereal. *guilty face* But I feel sooo much better in the stomach!
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January 22nd, 2012, 07:38 AM
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hey, you do what you have to do to make youself feel better! I'm sure your hubby wouldn't want you to suffer! I always say that it's ok to allow yourself to eat what you need to get food in you during the first trimester. After the sickness has gone, try to go back to healthier choices. The baby is getting all the nutrients he/she needs from you so really, you are just depriving yourself

I go back and forth to eating healthy and eating a full carb diet. I know that I'll have gestational diabetes again and I'll have to eat strict in the the third trimester so I am ok with whatever helps me eat.
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January 22nd, 2012, 08:07 AM
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We switched to a very low carb/no grain diet in September so I've had a few months to get used to it. I allow myself cheats every so often but for the most part we don't have many carb things around. Even though carbs sound good sometimes I end up feeling better when I fill up on protein (meat, cheese, peanut butter). There is no way I would want to be switching over right now though because the first month on the low carb diet was hard as the body switched over from getting energy from carbs vs protein
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January 22nd, 2012, 09:25 AM
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Haha in the same boat Although so far I am craving pizza...I generally don't eat pizza and can happily go a year without any. But so far, pepperoni, mushroom and cheese is all I want.

But I am overweight and am fighting the craving so far so that I can stay on track for wee one.
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January 23rd, 2012, 07:51 AM
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I'm with you! I do low-carb M-F and still allow myself cheat time on the wknd. It's difficult sometimes! Do what makes you feel good
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January 23rd, 2012, 10:22 AM
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Please don't go light on carbs during pregnancy, any of you. It's not good for the baby. I'm not suggesting you gorge, but don't cut it out.

*Unless of course you end up with GD, in which case you have to monitor your carbs under the care of a doctor.
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January 23rd, 2012, 01:31 PM
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I am borderline GD with pregnancy, and have to adjust my diet in the second and third trimesters anyways, so I'm not that concerned about it right now. Besides we're not totally anti-carb, just low. =) But whether or not the primal diet is bad for pregnancy is open to interpretation.
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January 23rd, 2012, 01:36 PM
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If you eat whole grains instead of "white" carbs then that is much healthier for you. Limit sugar and while flour/rice - try quinoa and brown rice instead.

Primal diets are not healthy for anyone, but def not pregnant women.
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January 23rd, 2012, 04:37 PM
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Our family does a SCD (specific carbohydrate diet). We started the diet because my oldest DS has several severe food allergies and DS#2 has some developmental delays (possible autism spectrum). It has helped a lot with the allergies and DS#2 has blossomed in so many areas since changing our diet several months ago. It is grain free and no refined sugar. You still get carbs from fruits and veggies so it is not a no carb diet. SCD is completely safe and healthy for pregnant women. This is the healthiest our family has ever been since making the change to SCD.
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January 23rd, 2012, 04:55 PM
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That's how I should have described things, Ruth!

When I said "primal" I meant that most of our calories come from protein and fat, with fruits and vegetables featured prominently. Maybe that's not "primal" I'm honestly not sure - it's just what my husband calls it.

Obviously a "no carb at all diet" would be detrimental to a growing fetus. But there's nothing unhealthy about ditching grains, or limiting carbs that come from grains. And obviously I'm not even ditching grains altogether. I'm listening to my body.
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January 23rd, 2012, 05:00 PM
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Whole grains are fantastic. I must maintain a restricted healthy carb diet from type 1 diabetes so I feel ya. Eating whole grains and complex carbs are a great necessity to a balanced diet! <3 mmm cereal...
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