We have reached day 17 of the 21 Day Sugar Detox. Hubs is doing awesome (which is shocking), I’ve been a bit more lenient now that pregnancy nausea has set in. I’m still being careful, but I’ve added a bit of sweetener to drinks so that I can get more than water in (Dr’s orders were for Gatorade- no way!).
Since Paleo/Primal people like to talk poo- I can say this here. When you go grain free, your poo decreases in volume. It’s a product of less waste, this is a good thing. However, if you couple that with early pregnancy (known to cause constipation), OHSS (known to cause constipation), and progesterone support to keep babies cooking (known to cause constipation). . . well, you get the picture. Things haven’t been moving so well. I discovered that for me coffee is a laxative. And it’s much preferred to the alternatives (anyone enjoy jugging milk of magnesia?). So, in order to get my full two cups of decaf in this morning- I added heavy cream and a bit of evaporated cane sugar (not ideal, I know). Wonders, of wonders. . . within 30 minutes of finishing the second cup I made a trip to the bathroom. What a relief. I can’t get enough coffee in without a bit of sweetener- I’ve tried. Coffee is just a bitter beverage and my pregnant belly doesn’t like it. What babies want, babies get.
Anyway- I was mostly unable to eat today. That whole nausea thing. I had a banana upon waking (my theory was a healthy carb right off the bat would help). . . sometime later in the day I had another banana and a piece of cheese. I also managed to munch on a bit of the leftover soaked rice (with butter and cream) from last night. That’s it for the whole day.
So, by dinner I was ravenous. . . the nausea seemed to abate for a while and I wanted RED MEAT. As in, nothing else sounded good- just give me some juicy, pink, steak! My hubs is a darling and he stopped at the store on the way home to pick it up even though that meant dinner was going to be a bit late.
Excuse the side ways photo. This was good! I cooked mushrooms & zucchini in butter. . . we also had diced sweet potatoes cooked in butter (of course!). For good measure, I added a good size green salad.
This is my shopping cart last night. . . $83 of produce and cheese. 🙂 The things that sounded good to my belly. I picked up a few bags of plantain chips for the kids lunchboxes and also some yummy Greek yogurt (we will see if my tummy likes it!). My cheese obsession is growing. . . but that may be the only thing that manages to get enough calories into me over the next few months.