Hailey! I found your blog just yesterday, and now I run into you here!
Originally Posted by paleo_hailey
Was just trying to leave you some comments on your blog, and wrote out an essay before realising I don't have a suitable 'account' to post! D'oh!
Nevermind, chance would have it that I found you here!
Re calcium intake: good sources I have found are tinned fish with bones (salmon, sardines), crispy fried prawn tails, whitebait from you fav Greek restaurant, full fat greek yoghurt (I know you find dairy a little irksome, but I noticed you had it on your list of things you miss from OZ), European mineral water (has, amongst other goodies, calcium in what I believe to be a very assimilable form, so effective in quite low doses), roasted small poultry bones (like wing tips chewed to a paste, and quail - I eat almost all the bones in those little suckers - yumm). I reckon you should start at the beginning tho' and maybe check how your levels are just by living primally. I had my blood work done at 9 wks, and my levels were at the high end of the normal range, and there is no way I get 1200mg per day. I suspect that SAD eating has some calcium leaching properties, and thus some high intake requirements to compensate. Although I cringe when I think of frail old ladies being told those chalky calcium tablets are just the thing to boost their calcium levels. How can our bodies use that stuff effectively? Really?
Also, re your caloric intake, surely a little extra good fats will get you there easily? I can relate, on the paleo+morning sickness train. But I suspect it could certainly be worse! I'm currently at 14 wks, so the majority of that effect seems to have slacked off now! Hooray! And I'm back to eating like a horse! Truth be told, I was strangely glad to get morning sickness, as it signaled that little Bam-Bam/Pebbles is sticking in there, unlike my previous little bean.
I will have to do something about getting some kind of google account so I can comment on your blog, as I am surely going to follow it! I notice you were clever, and are going to birth your Groklette before the weather gets too hot. I'm bonkers, and am having mine at the end of what I am coming to suspect will be a long hot Queensland summer......It's only August and it already feels like spring......
Anyone else out there in the forum up-the-duff an looking for a chat? LOL I think I will have to start a new thread.
PS I loved the guest post on Toad's blog, it came at just the right time! Thanks!
Last edited by Dino Babe; 08-06-2011 at 06:49 PM.
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