Post Pregnancy Primal -my best shot!
I'm not post pregnant yet, or 100% primal. Just to keep it straight, I had a journal back around March/April when I needed to lose a lot of weight to be comfortable with having our next child. That journal really helped me to keep on track, and I managed to lose 20kg in 10 weeks! Shockingly, I also discovered that I was already 8 weeks pregnant once the 10 weeks ended... crap.
Advised by CW to eat grains, lower fat intake, etc, I did that, to promptly uncover gluten intolerances which I've never had before! Cue dear sister (who has nearly finished her diploma in dietetics) stepping in to help me with alternative foods. I'm self diagnosed, but when a single piece of bread can cripple me for a night, I'm not challenging myself! She has been taught CW, but with her living a long way away, it's easy to say this is what the dr recommended ;p
Over the first pregnancy, and this one I've been plagued with thrush. Treat it with a cream, comes back in 3 days. Take antibiotics, gets even worse! Seriously, if my hormones weren't doing the fantastic bung up job on my sex life, feeling untouchable definitely was! Looking into a lot of different resources and studies online, fructose and starches seemed to be diagnosed as the fuel for the fungus, and the best way I can get relief from my symptoms. Eliminating those 2 items hasn't been overly hard, and I have completely taken out grains as well. I do eat berries in yoghurt, but it's my craving at the moment! I haven't tried a topical application yet!
It has been over a week since I started not eating the extras, and my symptoms have gone from a 7-8 out of 10 to 1-2! Feeling a lot clearer in my head, still really tired (5weeks left to go will do that) but now I've got a really chesty cough that seems to be moving a lot of stuff out of my chest. Oh yeah, had to start taking asthma powder stuff a month ago to open up my airways, so thanks oral thrush! I just hope I'm not overdoing it and causing harm to bub, I'm thinking the cough is a low carb flu issue? Runny nose isn't great either.
Stupidly, I put my foot in my mouth yesterday. A lady posted in a fb group that she wanted advice on how to get her skin to shrink as she lost weight. I read it here somewhere that it won't go back until you remove the fat deposits from behind it, which makes sense! Another challenged me about it, asking if I did it (no) but then I stupidly go and say I will lose my 35kg by this time next year, and have no apron of skin to worry me..... pregnancy brain or what? I know I'll lose 10-15kg in the month after bub is born, I hope someone has some really great advice for me! Grr, I haven't been 60kg since.... 15? Half a lifetime ago!!!!!!
Thanks for reading, if anyone can point me in directions I could take, I'd greatly appreciate it!