Karyna

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    Karyna reacted to smpyndus in Is the Whole30 safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women?   
    19 weeks and 5 days pregnant and started my third Whole30 (this time with hubby!) yesterday
    I have been following a paleo diet template for the past 16 months but throughout my first trimester sugars slipped their sneaky hands back into our lives, more and more paleo-treats and a hard candy or two off my coworkers desk. I even chewed gum for almost a month!!!
     
    On day 2 now and feeling the pull for "treats" with my morning coffee and the urge to snack at night, despite being full to the top of my now-much-higher-in-my-abdomen stomach!
     
    Feeling a lot less cranky without the sugar though! WHEW! The crankiness and general "down" fog hubby and I were in is our main reasons for restarting the Whole30 and detoxing out the sugars and poor habits.
    It's also important to note, I am continuing to consume full fat dairy this time as I know from my first two Whole30's that I do not have any issues with full fat dairy once or twice a day (heavy cream in my coffee and some all natural plain yogurt)
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    Karyna reacted to Melissa Urban in Is the Whole30 safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women?   
    The "three meals a day, no snacking" does NOT apply to pregnant women or breastfeeding Moms. We need to get our calories in where and when we can, so grazing, snacking, or eating mini-meals is more than acceptible if that's what it takes to get food into your sleep-deprived, feeding-every-three-hours body.
    Sipping on a can of coconut milk or snacking on olives throughout the day is a good way to get extra calories in, too. I eat a can of olives pretty much every day. Nuts and seeds are a good calorie-dense source too. I know we say not to crack out on them, but when it comes down to needing to get extra calories in, it's A-OK to rely on these cal-dense sources. Of course, if you find yourself blowing through a jar of Sunbutter every three days, maybe it's time to pull back on that one.
    Best,
    Melissa
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    Karyna reacted to jennicap in Is the Whole30 safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women?   
    I am still breastfeeding my 25 month old, he gets the bulk of his needs from food at this point and we only have 1-2 sessions a day but I feel like I have more milk now than I did before starting the Whole 30. I'm not counting calories I am eating when I'm hungry but I have been drinking green tea like its going out of style and it is doing wonders for my skin, my energy, my milk supply! I drink 4-6 glasses a day! If my son nurses more in a day I find myself hungry so I eat more that day, same goes when I have a hard exercise day, I eat more. I think anyone who eats and drinks correctly shouldn't have a problem doing this at any time. I am looking into the Paleo Primal diet after this is over and I don't see myself going back to packaged foods and grains any time soon. I've even been converting my son to a more primal diet, I think it will be so beneficial for him! He's been organic/grass fed since birth on everything he eats but I've switched him to coconut milk and he loves the stuff!