Real Food, Pregnancy Style. . .
There is some slight deviation from purest Paleo here. . . I’m okay with that.
This is yesterdays food log. . . I’m on a sugar detox again (oh joy!). I’m determined to avoid the Glucose Tolerance Test that is standard at 28 weeks of pregnancy, so I will also be taking my blood sugars as soon as my supplies arrive. This will allow me to be well armed when I visit the OB next time! I’m not sure if this is a good ratio of calories/fat/carbs for pregnancy, but I will give it a few days of logging my diet and seeing how I feel and then I will decide if I need to increase or decrease anywhere. My feelings are that I should be around 100 grams of carbohydrates each day and I wonder if at that amount I need to be decreasing my fat intake some? This is my food log from day 2. . . today is day 4. I’m irritable by late afternoon and just want to crawl into a hole. . . I question if I’m getting enough to fuel my growing baby. I definitely don’t want to gain a bunch of weight and I’d be happy to not gain another pound in the next 17 weeks. . . but, I want CHOCOLATE!!!!!!!!!! 🙂
I welcome comments/suggestions from other paleo (ish) peeps who’ve gone through a pregnancy eating outside the S.A.D. box. . . Keep in mind, I went into this pregnancy with an extra 25lbs (35 if you ask me, but my R.E. insisted 25 would have been the most I should have lost). If I was a skinny girl, I’d definitely be eating more calories and aiming to gain 25lbs. . . but that’s not me. In my past pregnancies, I’ve gained ZERO. . . however, that wasn’t due to my stellar eating habits (I was SAD back then), but because I was violently ill for the first 5 months which resulted in a loss of about 20 lbs which I then gained back at a steady 1lb/weekly average over the remainder of the pregnancy. Those babies all weighed between 7lbs8oz and 9lbs7oz.
Breakfast 7:30am– 2 egg scrambled (home grown) w/ 1 TBS Parmesan and 2 wedges of orange (half of a small orange) & water
Calories- 215 Fat- 13 grams Carbs- 9 grams THM would call this a S meal even with my small portion of orange, as the carbs stayed under 10 grams.
Morning snack 10am– 2 mozz cheese sticks, 1/2 cup carrots, and more water
Calories- 190 Fat- 12 g Carbs 7 grams THM- S
Lunch at 12:30pm– lean turkey burger, slice cheddar cheese, 1/2 cucumber, 1 TBS ranch, & water
Calories- 360 Fat- 19 grams Carbs- 5 grams THM- S
Snack 3:00pm– Banana Smoothie (banana, 2 Tbs heavy cream, cacao, vanilla, ice, water)
Calories- 205 Fat 12 grams Carbs- 27 grams THM- CROSSOVER
Dinner 6:30PM– Tri-tip steak, 1/2 c. black rice, pat of butter, green salad, 1 Tbs ranch, & more water
Calories – 544 Fat- 24 grams Carbs- 42 grams THM- CROSSOVER
Daily Counts- 1514 calories, 90 grams fat, 90 grams carbohydrate