10.14.2013

Paleo & 20 Weeks Pregnant

Good morning! So, today I am officially 20 weeks, and two days pregnant, and I am getting back on that Paleo wagon. The beginning of this year, I slowly started to learn about the Paleo lifestyle. No grains, dairy, sugar, legumes, and of course - NO OVER PROCESSED FOODS. Lots of lean meats, fish, veggies, and fruit. When I first heard about the Paleo lifestyle I didn't know if I could give up carbs, and dairy. The more I read about how to modify recipes using almond milk, coconut flour, and other natural ingredients the lifestyle change seemed a lot more interesting.

I gradually started to cut out dairy, which wasn't hard, and then gluten grains. April 26th I decided to do the Whole30 Challenge - which is Paleo to the extreme! The first few days were hard, but then it actually got really easy. After I completed the Whole30 Challenge in May, I got pregnant in June. I tried to maintain a Paleo lifestyle, but the morning sickness was rough. All I could think about was pizza, and horrible food. Now that I am past the morning sickness, I am ready to start the Paleo life again.

P.S. - it's not a diet!!

If you are looking to make this change here are a few websites that have wonderful recipes, tips, and suggestions.

http://nomnompaleo.com/
http://paleoista.com/
http://everydaypaleo.com/
http://www.rubiesandradishes.com/


xoxo, p&c


16 comments:

  1. I can soooo relate with the Diet thing!! people dont understand eating healthy doesnt meant going on a Diet!
    Following you on GFC now, Will appreciate it if you can follow back too :)
    xx
    Red Alice
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    1. I am over dieting, and counting calories too!

      Following :)

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  2. hmmmm, i might have to try out paleo...still not quite sure yet! so happy i found your blog. Hopefully you can swing by mine sometime

    xo, Kelsey Belle | Happie Reading Blog

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  4. I tried Paleo and I tried doing whole30. It was definately challenging but I felt much better! Now I'm just trying to be mostly paleo but if i want something non paleo really badly I will have it.

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    P.S. I'm a New follower!

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    1. I think I am going to wait, and do the whole30 challenge after I have the baby. Paleo is so hard right now, the cravings are unreal! xoxo

      following you too!

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  7. Congratulations on reaching 20 weeks! How exciting!!! I have a few friends that are doing the paleo thing and really loving it.

    xo,
    Mariamma

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    1. I am trying the paleo lifestyle, but it's really hard doing it pregnant! I think I am just going to eat healthy, and do paleo after the baby is born. BUT I recommend it! xoxo

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  8. Oh wow, congrats. This is such an exciting new chapter in your life. I'm excited to read more about it ;)

    Mel
    Mel's Corner

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