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    Primal Pregnancy :) & Fat questions!

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    Have been primal for 1.8 years now. Have had not as much success with primal as some other folks...it has fixed some things for me but not others. Overall I have stuck with the no grains no bad oils no processed crap. I make occasional forays into the world of ice cream and potato chips and am very okay with that. So that is my primal life.

    Now I find I am 7-8 months pregnant And I have primal pregnancy questions. My doc is fine with whatever diet I follow, he is really cool. But they told me during my last preggo that I would not be able to digest fat well. Does anyone here find that to be the case??? If so, how did you cope (more avocados, more fatty meats?)?

    PLEASE only post if you or your significant other was/is primal and pregnant, not looking for hypothetical advice here :0) No offense.

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    And I DID find that with my pre-primal pregnancy that greasy foods like movie popcorn and french fries did my stomach NO good! However, that is different from healthy fats...

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    I was not primal when pregnant. But, the first 3 months, meat smelled and tasted (to the best of my knowledge) like dog crap. By month 4, or so, I was over that. We ate the elk that my husband got each year and I had no problems. I think that I actually cut down on the carbs at that time naturally, as docs were telling me to gain weight, but those foods had no real appeal to me. I did drink lots of milk the last couple of weeks as I was having indigestion. Always whole milk.

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    Well, I sure hope that fats are more readily absorbable this go around. Last time during the second and third trimester I would throw up when I ate a fatty food or junk food, as it was just too much for my system to handle. Lets hope that isn't the case (for a fatty meal at least ) this time.

    Anyone want to share any differences between primal and nonprimal pregnancies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvansMom View Post
    Well, I sure hope that fats are more readily absorbable this go around. Last time during the second and third trimester I would throw up when I ate a fatty food or junk food, as it was just too much for my system to handle. Lets hope that isn't the case (for a fatty meal at least ) this time.

    Anyone want to share any differences between primal and nonprimal pregnancies?
    Yum! Elk sounds good right now! Wish we had a tag this year

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    8 weeks in, bacon still tastes great. Actually, bacon tastes better than eggs.

    I am having protein aversion, though. I usually just shuffle it over to Mr. Onalark's plate. He doesn't mind.

    I've been making extra starches because of this. Potatoes, rice, and sweet potatoes all still taste great, and seem to be what I'm craving. So, for me, I'm mostly fat and carbs right now, with as much protein as I can stomach. So far my heartburn has been minimal, but my nausea is persistent. Ah well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onalark View Post
    8 weeks in, bacon still tastes great. Actually, bacon tastes better than eggs.

    I am having protein aversion, though. I usually just shuffle it over to Mr. Onalark's plate. He doesn't mind.

    I've been making extra starches because of this. Potatoes, rice, and sweet potatoes all still taste great, and seem to be what I'm craving. So, for me, I'm mostly fat and carbs right now, with as much protein as I can stomach. So far my heartburn has been minimal, but my nausea is persistent. Ah well.
    Yes, meat aversion is usually pretty strong for a few months I think, which I find strange. About 8 weeks in too, and still liking meat, but only if it is tender. I baked a chicken in my pampered chef covered baker last night that turned out great, along with potatoes, onion, carrot. But if a meat has been massacred into overdone oblivion, there is no way I am gonna bother until I add it to a stir fry later.

    I don't really crave anything except juicy things: peaches, berries, juice itself, cucumbers, tomatoes, you name it. Mostly I crave salads! Which was excactly like last pregnancy at this time. I seem to have to add in starches, which taste great, but more to keep myself satisfied longer. But on the other hand, rice makes me really bloated. Yuck.

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    I gagged on bacon my first month or so pregnant, but constantly craved meat/protein and fat. Now that I'm half way done, my needs seem to have balanced out. I still enjoy fat, but meat is turning into a "meh" item. At least I am no longer gagging on bacon, so that makes me happy. Also vegetables are becoming desirable again.
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    Went to the midwifery, and saw this:

    ♥ ❤♥ ❤♥ ❤♥ ❤♥ ❤♥ ❤♥ ❤♥

    Still 4 weeks left in this trimester, and I won't lie -- I started crying when I saw that little flickering heartbeat.

    So this pregnancy has gotten farther than the last one, and here's hoping it keeps going strong.

    I made a batch of banana coconut muffins using this recipe:
    Coconut Flour "Primal" Banana Bread Recipe

    And that with sunbutter and a bit of cultured cottage cheese has been my breakfast most days this week. Eggs in the morning still make me want to blech, but if I sneak them in with something like the muffins it's all good.

    I'll say this, though: that recipe is waaaaay spongey from all the eggs. If you aren't a fan of angel food cake-like texture, I don't recommend it.

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    My wife is 8 months pregnant and she CRAVES meat! I have no problem geting her to eat a nice fatty grass fed ribeye steak. Last night was Wild jumbo shrimp sauted in coconut oil, Kale in coconut cream sauce and half a salted avocado. She wolfed it down. What I have found is because there's quite a big girl inside her right now, her portion size is a lot smaller than it used to be, but she is eating more often. One of her favorite snacks is celerey stalks with macadamia nut butter spread inside the cavern. I would say she is not having any problem with fat, just with volume.

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