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  • #31
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    Well at this point I'm hardly getting anything at all from food, so it's probably a good idea to take the regular "everything" vitamin.

    Why would beta carotene be detrimental? Just curious...

    I will check out the link when I'm not so braindead. hehe.

    Eating lots but still hungry? Eat more fat. Mid-day sluggishness? Eat more fat. Feeling depressed or irritable? Eat more fat. People think you've developed an eating disorder? Eat more fat... in front of them.

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    • #32
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      FNW, check out the first Q in this FAQ:


      http://www.westonaprice.org/faq.html#pg

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      • #33
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        I'm not going to add to the debate. I will say that I'm also pregnant (33w2d) and I didn't start eating a primal diet until about 9-11 weeks ago. Some "issues" immediately cleared up:

        -acid reflux went away

        -excess fatigue went away

        -cravings/crazy hunger became non-existent

        -hormone-induced pimples vanished


        I never swelled up like I'm "supposed" to (amazes my doctors) and my mood swings and headaches vanished in days.


        I found it much easier to regulate what I was eating because when I got hungry I'd just make myself a salad. The hardest part was cutting out corn since it's in EVERYTHING but I'm managing.


        My diet consists primarily of a lot of protein and healthy fats (yay coconut flour!) and about 95g of carbs a day, primarily from veggies and occasional cheese. I take fish oil caps, prenatal vitamins, and chew 2 tums a day for extra calcium in addition to occasional splurges of cheese and heavy cream. I cook damn near everything in whole, rich butter and recently made my own bacon-mayo.


        All in all I've gained 20 pounds for the whole pregnancy. I was massively overweight to begin with so I was only supposed to gain 15 but I got started eating primally too late. Still, all my bloodwork comes back clean and healthy and every time they measure my baby he comes back declared "perfect".


        So, I can't speak for what you're "supposed" to do but I can speak for what I've done and what's worked for me. Protein, healthy fats, lots of fresh veggies, and a moderate 1/2 hour of walking a day. She'll be fine.


        Good luck!

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        • #34
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          Thanks for sharing Kam904s

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          • #35
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            Here's a thing I stumbled across, noting the last three items.


            FOOD Calcium (milligrams)


            Calcium-fortified soy milk, 8 oz 230-350


            Soy yogurt, 8 oz 300


            Tofu, calcium set, 1/2 cup 430


            Calcium fortifed orange juice, 8 oz 250


            Calcium fortified cereal, 1 ounce 125-1000


            Greens (collard, mustard, kale) 1 cup 94-264


            Canned salmon with bones, 3 oz 150-250


            Sardines, 3 oz can 250

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            • #36
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              Too much soy is a general no-no when you're pregnant though.

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              • #37
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                Another good source of calcium is:

                Almonds 1 cup 251


                or (surprisingly high)

                Spices, basil, dried 100g 2113


                If you are worried about calcium, look for 'real food' from the top of this list:

                http://www.nutritiondata.com/foods-0...0000000-w.html

                The "Seven Deadly Sins"

                Grains (wheat/rice/oats etc) . . . . . Dairy (milk/yogurt/butter/cheese etc) . . . . . Nightshades (peppers/tomato/eggplant etc)
                Tubers (potato/arrowroot etc) . . . Modernly palatable (cashews/olives etc) . . . Refined foods (salt/sugars etc )
                Legumes (soy/beans/peas etc)

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                • #38
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                  I'm at 15w right now and have been following PB since about June. I fell off the wagon at around 9w and have struggled getting it back together until about 13w. I think this was due to overall low energy, low willpower and general 1st-tri ickiness. I can say, though, that a good day of clean eating makes me almost feel 100%. It's so immediately obvious. As soon as I eat any grain, I can feel it right away. I've been doing well for the past week, ran a race this weekend, slept great, and got a lot done around the house.


                  I like almond milk for calcium.

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                  • #39
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                    I wasn't advocating soy. It was just on the list I found. I try to avoid soy, personally. The most I get is the occasional tamari sauce.

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                    • #40
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                      :-)

                      Diana, I was just adding for the record that *too much* soy isn't the best when you're pregnant. A little here and there isn't the end of the world. No worries!

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                      • #41
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                        maba thanks for the info btw. I'm definitely NOT following the WAP pregnancy diet - I don't eat half that stuff anyway and/or wouldn't know where to get it (no raw milk around here for sure, and I don't eat liver...). But I did read the bit about Vitamin A and googled around a bit...scary stuff.


                        I will definitely be asking at the doc office about their opinion about taking just a folic acid and iron supplement + cod liver oil capsules... not sure what else is necessary. Maybe a vitamin D supp too?


                        erstad17 - I just did a really long-winded update in my blog if your wife is interested. haha.

                        Eating lots but still hungry? Eat more fat. Mid-day sluggishness? Eat more fat. Feeling depressed or irritable? Eat more fat. People think you've developed an eating disorder? Eat more fat... in front of them.

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