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    Sorry for being a pain :D

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    I am having a really hard time finding a balance with eating....so kick me, well don't kick a pregnant woman, you know what I mean.

    Should I be striving for over 100g of carbs or should I still shoot for the 50-100? The morning sickness comes and goes, some days are better than others. I haven't had any cravings etc. and I haven't derailed. I just want some guidelines to adhere too. I don't want to be a house when I deliver and then there are things like needing to eat prunes for constipation etc. and then after I ate them I saw how many carbs were in those suckers. I am gun shy. I would say over the past few days I am getting near the 100 mark if not over it. Some days I don't eat much at all of anything because I don't feel well.

    So what do you guys think? Of course I am not looking to lose but I also don't want to be VLC either. I mean if I do lose a little it is not a huge deal I still have a bit of weight to lose once all is said in done with the baby, but anyway I will stop rambling and patiently await some replies.
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    Details here:
    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/how-t...mal-blueprint/

    Mark says to stay between 100 to 150 carbs.

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    Grizz, she's pregnant, she might need more carbs. Not as much as excess protein, however.

    Stick to the diet, ramp up your protein intake.

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    to be honest, there is a lot of good information in the Brewer diet (blueribbonbaby.com) that is quite similar to primal. I would, personally, simply follow your hunger and make sure you are getting the diversity that you need.

    when i was pregnant, my primary change was shifting my diet to more protein--having roughly the same amount of calories as before--but adding in a cup of beans (pre-primal) and/or an avocado every day for the folate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoebird View Post
    to be honest, there is a lot of good information in the Brewer diet (blueribbonbaby.com) that is quite similar to primal. I would, personally, simply follow your hunger and make sure you are getting the diversity that you need.

    when i was pregnant, my primary change was shifting my diet to more protein--having roughly the same amount of calories as before--but adding in a cup of beans (pre-primal) and/or an avocado every day for the folate.
    OK I am right now, I remember you saying this a couple of days ago...sheesh how quickly I forget.
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    OK I read over it and the only thing I don't want to do about it is the 5 servings of whole grains I guess I will just replace those with more veggies. Can I tell you that is a ton of food on that diet too!! oofah!
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    You can easily boost your carb intake by eating sweet potatoes.

    Here is the USDA Carb Listing to give you some more ideas:
    * Carb listing by name
    http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcom...t/sr18a205.pdf
    * listing by carb numbers
    http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcom...t/sr18w205.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grizz View Post
    You can easily boost your carb intake by eating sweet potatoes.
    Dude, she wants to know IF she should up carbs, not HOW.

    momofredheads, I am not a mom myself, but just from reading experiences of women on here, I would let my cravings guide me while staying within the primal guidelines. So if you are finding that you are majorly carb craving while staying under 100g, don't worry about upping it a little bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lcme View Post
    Dude, she wants to know IF she should up carbs, not HOW.

    momofredheads, I am not a mom myself, but just from reading experiences of women on here, I would let my cravings guide me while staying within the primal guidelines. So if you are finding that you are majorly carb craving while staying under 100g, don't worry about upping it a little bit.
    I am not necessarily craving more carbs, but I feel the need to add more carbs, not sure if it is just CW or not. I am more worried about eating too few, I have been forcing myself to eat more. The funny part is I have no desire to eat protein either, like I could live on green peppers, onions and lettuce...no joke, but I am forcing myself to eat some meat with it.

    Today all I ate was a handful of raw cashews a cup of coffee with cream and then lunch I had some romaine lettuce a piece of fish and 1/2 a green pepper. I am planning on making chili for dinner but so don't feel like eating it. All food has become unappealing. I wish I had this problem without being preggo LOL, joking of course. I think there has been only one day in the past week where I actually ate 3 meals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by momofredheads View Post
    I am not necessarily craving more carbs, but I feel the need to add more carbs, not sure if it is just CW or not. I am more worried about eating too few, I have been forcing myself to eat more. The funny part is I have no desire to eat protein either, like I could live on green peppers, onions and lettuce...no joke, but I am forcing myself to eat some meat with it.

    Today all I ate was a handful of raw cashews a cup of coffee with cream and then lunch I had some romaine lettuce a piece of fish and 1/2 a green pepper. I am planning on making chili for dinner but so don't feel like eating it. All food has become unappealing. I wish I had this problem without being preggo LOL, joking of course. I think there has been only one day in the past week where I actually ate 3 meals.
    It's so tempting to say your body knows what it wants. Hopefully an experienced mom will jump in here with specific micronutrients to watch out for, but I don't think that your body would let you severely undereat in terms of macros (fat, carbs, protein and total cals).

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