Raineyrk

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  1. Moms of babies/toddlers, what do your mornings look like? Do you manage to eat soon after waking up and if so, how? I just started today and need help with the logistics of eating breakfast soon after waking up. I know that is important, and it definitely makes my day better. Right now, my 6 month old is sleeping in our room but will be transitioning to sleeping in her room soon. She wakes up as soon as my husband’s alarm goes off, usually 5-6. I get up, go to the bathroom, get my coffee, turn on the lights in her room, and usually that’s about all she can take. I change her, nurse her, she plays while I pump, then if she is still happy I eat some cereal. Often I don’t eat until she goes down for her first nap, which leaves me pretty weak. I used to get up before her to eat and pump, but she’s too aware of what’s going on now. She is starting solids as soon as we get a booster seat from my mom, and I’m hoping that will help. I’m thinking then after I nurse her she can play in her high chair while I cook and then we can eat together (we are doing baby led weaning, so she’ll just eat what I’m eating). What other ideas do you have?
  2. Feeling Very Weak

    Definitely eat more! It does seem like you have to eat an enormous amount, but after a few days your appetite catches up to the amount you are supposed to be eating. I also found that I personally needed carb rich veggies - things like sweet potatoes and butternut squash - at nearly every meal at first. And load up on the fat! It makes a huge difference.
  3. I never did figure out a way to keep morning sickness away... but I did discover that (most of the time) I could get smoothies down. Drinking just was better than eating, and fresh fruit/veggie smells didn't make me sick. What I could eat changed day-to-day and sometimes meal-to-meal, and the only thing that made it better was time. I'm also glad you're being easy on yourself. Just getting food down and keeping it there is a victory! If it gets bad enough that the only things you can eat are not compliant don't beat yourself up it won't last forever and you can get back on track when you're feeling good again.
  4. I never did figure out a way to keep morning sickness away... but I did discover that (most of the time) I could get smoothies down. Drinking just was better than eating, and fresh fruit/veggie smells didn't make me sick. What I could eat changed day-to-day and sometimes meal-to-meal, and the only thing that made it better was time. I'm also glad you're being easy on yourself. Just getting food down and keeping it there is a victory! If it gets bad enough that the only things you can eat are not compliant don't beat yourself up it won't last forever and you can get back on track when you're feeling good again.
  5. So happy to find this thread! My husband and FIL are doing a whole30 together and I am trying to eat as close to whole30 as I can, but not doing an official whole30. This is my husband's third whole30, I did the first two with him, and my FIL's first. We ate mostly compliant until we started renovating our house this summer and were both ready for a reset. So far my non-compliant food has mostly been things like eating actual ketchup and putting goat cheese on my omelets to help get them down, but yesterday I also had two sodas and an ice cream :-/ I do not do well when I'm really sleepy, it's definitely something I have to watch out for. I think being able to talk to you guys and read what you're eating will help me stay on track. I'm 27 weeks (due 4/5), but my cervix has started to shorten and I may go into labor before too long... hoping our little one stays put until at least the end of February!
  6. Pregnant...small/mini meals

    First of all, congratulations I agree with everything said above! Right after I found out I was pregnant, I could eat most compliant things and they made me feel better than non-compliant food. Then nausea/vomiting and food aversions hit HARD around 7 weeks. Just opening the fridge made me sick, much less cooking or trying to eat things like meat and eggs. I used to think I could just force myself to eat something healthy... that ended horribly. I am just now (at 20 weeks) to the point where I can consistently eat whole30 food again, and I am loving how it makes me feel. I agree that trying to eat compliant mini meals is a great idea, but it is most important thing just to eat something.
  7. Congratulations girl! I'm so happy for you!!! I'm only 5 weeks right now so I morning sickness hasn't been too bad yet, but I'm definitely seeing more than with my last pregnancy!!! I've found that having a plan for what I will eat if I feel good and a plan for what I'll eat if I don't feel good really helps me. Ginger and peppermint teas have been a lifesaver so far!!! (I even put a mint tea bag or some orange juice in my water bottle when I'm thirsty but can't stomach water) Also, having my breakfast prepped the night before (so far cauli-rice and pork carnitas has hit the spot) so I just have to microwave it, not cook it, really seems to help. I've found the longer I go without food the sicker I feel, but when I eat several small whole30 meals I feel much better throughout the day.
  8. I Crave Juicy Fruits and Soup

    I agree with Lady M - I find that, especially towards the end of w30, I get VERY thirsty and crave light foods with a high water content - you may be dehydrated. It helps me to drink water with lemon or a mint teat bag, and I still end up drinking around 120 oz of water a day.
  9. JanVan, I think it's so awesome you are trying to be healthier the right way! Good job You got this!
  10. Ranch dressing for those struggling with homemade mayo

    YUM! Thank you so much for posting this! I can't wait to make it, my husband LOVES ranch dressing and I haven't been able to successfully make the homemade mayo in order to make a compliant one.