Dreamlet got a reaction from Nedster7 in Advice from other BFing moms
I'm doing my first whole30 while breastfeeding my 9 month old. Even before starting the whole30, I was craving large amounts of protein and fats. Most of my meals were based around a big serving of protein. The only thing that seemed to reduce my supply was not eating enough starchy carbs.
On the whole30 (day 8), I've noticed no reduction in supply. I eat starchy carbs with almost every meal (except breakfast on some days). I also drink a ton of water (90-100 oz most days) and sometimes add coconut water as I find that helps boost my supply.
I hope that helps!
Dreamlet reacted to jmcbn in Dairy and hives
Yoghurt is a fermented dairy product and so will still contain the milk proteins (albeit along with good bacteria which should aid in digestion!) so I'd probably stick with sour cream, cream cheese, butter, or full/heavy cream. Or you could try ricotta as it's low in casein & lactose. Then I'd move onto yoghurt.
Goats & sheeps milk products are often better tolerated, as are raw milk products.
Dreamlet got a reaction from FTYoshizawa in Meal planning taking too long - help!
Here's what I do that simplifies things for me, so I don't feel like I'm spending all my time cooking.
1. Batch cook veggies. A couple times a week I roast a ton of sweet potatoes, squash, potatoes, Brussels sprouts, etc in the oven and have them in the fridge meals over the next few days. Same with steaming broccoli/greens/green beans.
2. Whatever I eat for dinner one night gets used for at least one meal the next day.
3. If something requires a lot of prep (like making cauliflower rice in the food processor) I make extra and freeze it in pre-portioned bags for future use.
M1 is usually leftover veggies with eggs or chicken sausage plus avocado or ghee.
M2 is usually leftover dinner from the night before, sometimes with different veggies.
M3 I usually prep a new protein and use pre-cooked veggies.
I hope this helps!
Dreamlet got a reaction from kirkor in 23 Day Slump
At first glance, this is what stands out to me. Your breakfast doesn't follow the template: its light on protein and missing veggies. Also, all the fruit in the morning may be feeding the sugar dragon and making you hungrier later.
Your lunch seems pretty small. Is 1/4 chicken breast a palm size serving? How substantial is your salad?
Are you adding fat to your dinner time meal?
If you are hungry between meals and need a snack, it's recommended that you eat a mini meal that follows the template. Fruit is not a recommended snack.
Dreamlet got a reaction from NoMoreCrunchyCravings in What did you have for supper last night?
Last night was lamb meatballs baked in tomato sauce and served over spaghetti squash, with asparagus in a lemon vinaigrette.
Tonight will be pork chops smothered in carmelized onions, apple sauce, and bacon, served with kabocha squash and Swiss chard.
Dreamlet reacted to MichelleK2017 in So disappointed in myself :(
I know it was restricting. The "I can only have this but not that" part. I have spoken with my Dr already. I contacted her as soon as this started happening as I know where it leads rather quickly. Just trying to figure out the best path to take from here.
Dreamlet got a reaction from MichelleK2017 in So disappointed in myself :(
I understand your frustration, but please try to be kind to yourself. Part of what the whole 30 is about is learning more about your relationship with food and the effect different foods have on you. Can you pinpoint what it was that triggered your ED behavior? Was it restricting? Was it the reintro? Was it certain foods? Maybe you can channel your disappointment into figuring out what set you off, and use this as a learning experience.
I would also recommend talking to your Dr. again about what you've experienced.
Dreamlet reacted to Leigh T in Suddenly Feeling Extremely Faint, Day 45
Thinking back, I definitely think that making sure I add fat is NOT something that I regularly do. I will make a point of doing that in the future (have already tried to start). I'll make an effort to plan some small things to eat after my runs also. Thanks for the advice!
Dreamlet reacted to tommysgirl in Online source for Compliant Breakfast Sausage and Bacon??
Thanks so very much!!