runninglawyer88 Posted January 19, 2014 Share Posted January 19, 2014 So, this isn't my first rodeo with the Whole 30 but it WILL BE my first successful Whole 30. For whatever reason I've never made it through the 30 days but with this little one growing inside of me I'm more motivated than ever. I am currently 12 weeks pregnant and my whole 30 started yesterday so my end date is February 16th--yep, Whole 30 through Valentine's Day. But my start day is of no consequence because I don't want there to be an "end date" to look forward to. I want to continue eating as close to the W30 rules as possible AT LEAST until I deliver my little one. I will be following the vegetarian guidelines with the occasional piece of fish for the health benefits during pregnancy. This will amount to 12 ounces each week--so, not enough to allow me to effectively or healthily follow the omnivore plan. Basically, my guidelines will be as follows: Greek yogurt, no more than 1 cup per day Occasional edamame to increase my protein intake (but I'll try not to consume it more than 2-3x a week) Lots and LOTS of eggs as this is basically my primary protein source Olives Almonds (on occasion) Coconut Flakes Nutritional Yeast Lots of veggies Sweet potatoes Oranges Apples Coconut oil for cooking Seltzer (I struggle to drink normal water) Any advice would be welcomed. I do have many food aversions right now and often times things that I usually find delicious are just NOT and that can make meal-time difficult. Also, if I screw up I am just going to consider it an isolated event and move on--I think that's been my problem in the past, a little slip up makes me feel like "well, I screwed up already. I failed at this so there's no point in trying to recover." Nope, not this time. I am going to be a little more gentle and lax I suppose because I am pregnant and I realize that unless I plan perfectly under all circumstances I might find myself eating something non-compliant and that's okay because the health of my growing baby is my primary concern. I would be fooling myself if I thought that I'd be PERFECT for these 30 days. I'm not looking for perfect, just better than I'm doing now. I know not many people will agree with that philosophy but I figure if I can be 90% compliant I am doing a whole hose of good for myself and my baby--much better than if I were say 50% compliant which is probably how I currently eat (lots of legumes, oats, whole grains, cheese, etc). Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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