There's nothing better you can do for your baby than be primal before, during, and after conception.
There's nothing in primal that says you can't eat potatoes.
And there's nothing in white rice that your baby needs.
You pick the level of carbs that your body leads you to, and that will probably be more than zero while pregnant, but the *quality* of your calories is more important now than ever. So make sure that non-nutrient-dense carbs don't replace nutrient-dense foods. Make your carbs count - colorful veggies, sweet potatoes, fresh spring berries, etc.
Traditional societies - ALL of them - fed their women super nutrient-dense diets in the months just before, all during, and after pregnancy (the three years of nursing). Lots and lots of seafood, liver, pastured eggs, fish eggs, butter, (fermented) cod liver oil (depending on where they lived). They saved their best, most nutrient-dense food, for these women, because it is the most critical time for ensuring a healthy next generation.
Last edited by MamaGrok; 02-06-2013 at 01:02 PM.
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