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Hello everyone, I'm posting here to see what, if any, advice/ encouragement, I can get from other women who have completed a W30 during pregnancy. I started the W30 on April 24th and found out I was pregnant on April 25th. At this point, I should be right around 8 weeks. I have read many threads addressing morning sickness and food aversions, which were helpful, but I'm curious to know about how others felt over this time in regards to energy and mood. Fortunately, I feel I've gotten better at managing my blood sugar levels - eat first thing in the a.m./ before I leave the house, and eat small meals/ snacks throughout the day. Being as I'm now on Day 19, I was hoping I'd have some rush of energy or some hint of awesomeness. Sorry to say, but there is not a drop of tiger blood running through my body these days. Overall, my energy is average from waking until I get home from work. At that point, I just want to get in bed for a nap or lounge on the couch. I have no interest in cooking most nights, and doing so can put me in a bad mood. I just feel too drained to deal with it. As for my mood the past few days, I really feel more flat than anything. I'm not sad, not happy, just bleh. (All that I'm describing here is not my "normal". I generally had decent energy and mood was content-happy.) I really want to stick this through Day 30 and 10-day reintroduction, but I sometimes feel so defeated I just want to stop and start reintroducing. Or at least eat something besides protein, veggies, and fruit - even though I enjoy those foods (most of the time) and I know they're good for me. I did not have nausea/ food aversions with my first pregnancy, so this is completely new and different for me. I honestly don't know if my symptoms, i.e. mood and energy are W30-related or pregnancy-related, but I'm guessing the latter. I do have a supportive husband who is also doing the W30, and we have a 2.5 year old son. I just didn't think it would be this difficult this far in the game
AmyShubi posted a topic in Whole30 while pregnant or breastfeedingI can't share it with anyone else yet, but I'm 4.5 weeks pregnant with my 2nd baby. I got a faint positive with the EPT test, and then retested the next morning with a Clear Blue test that says "Pregnant" or "Not Pregnant"...and it said "Pregnant"! Wahoo! I am already paleo- I don't eat grains, legumes, or vegetable oil/canola oil. I don't eat cheese, milk, or other dairy, but if there is a small amount in something I am not concerned. For instance, 85% dark chocolate. But on the whole 30 I am willing to give that up. I eat eggs & sweet potato for breakfast, homemade vegetable soup with added ground beef for lunch (a new batch with different veggies every couple weeks), and dinner is always based around chicken, turkey, or beef. Like meatballs, nuggets, etc with dip. I make kale chips or carrot fries to have on the side, or some other roasted veggies based on whats left over in the fridge. Then I love to have a green smoothie and a piece of fruit as a treat. I'm looking for tips for good times to start the whole 30 during pregnancy. Also I'm looking for advice on if there are whole 30 "cheats" for pregnant women besides getting to snack when hungry. I'm already taking Pure Encapsulations muti-vitamin with Vit. K. But I'm planning to order fermented cod liver oil, so I hope that arrives soon. Thanks! Amy
Hi, everyone! I recently found out I'm pregnant, and I feel like now is a good time to jump into another Whole30! I'm only five weeks pregnant, and I realize that the pregnancy is still new and vulnerable. However, I feel the sooner I adopt healthy eating habits, the better! In general, my husband and I eat healthier than the average person, but we've really struggled with transitioning to a Paleo / Whole30 lifestyle. My husband and I have successfully completed two Whole30s, but we haven't truly adopted this way of eating for a lifetime, although we want to! I feel my best when I follow the Whole30 plan, along with an exercise regimen, and yet I can't seem to stick to what works. I fall back into the trend of eating junk, feeling tired, then skipping workouts and eating more junk because I'm tired. I'm really just looking to share motivation and encouragement! I know I can complete a Whole30 because I've done it before, but I really want to maintain this lifestyle afterward! I am excited about following the Whole30 / Paleo while pregnant, in order to keep my growing baby and myself as healthy as possible. I look forward to hearing from you! Erin