Originally Posted by Leilalu
I like her no-nonsense approach. And the part about not NEEDING to eat in the first trimester although I wish she had info about nursing during pregnancy. I find myself starving and have to eat to eat to stay afloat with chasing 3 kids and nursing one.
I've read a little bit of the new Nina Planck book (too caught up re-reading the entire Twilight series right now... LOL) and I remember snorting out loud at that part. It's so cute. I guess it's true for some people. I always eat like a horse for the first trimester (and second, and third, come to think of it.. hee hee) and usually lose 5-10 pounds in the process. No idea why. I don't throw up at all. I find that food keeps the nausea away for a bit. And I'm just plain HUNGRY.
I've been eating way too many carby things so far. My blood sugars are already "bad" according to their weird rules... they'd be ok if I weren't pregnant, but now that I am, I suddenly need to be hypoglycemic.
But, especially last night, the only thing that sounded good was mashed potatoes. I ate a heaping pile of them. I made myself choke down some of the sausage and cabbage, too... but I just wanted really salty, buttery mashed potatoes.
I hope I even out in a few weeks, so I can start going moderately low-carb. I do NOT want to be put on insulin. It goes against everything I believe I know about metabolism. I wish someone would test my fasting insulin level, as I am sure I have plenty of my own. It just doesn't work. Ah, well... eating less carbs will mean less need for insulin. I should have been doing this years ago....
I do want to say, I've been taking Dr. Ron's Organ Delight, and I'm feeling pretty darn good. I had gotten hit by the first trimester sleepies, and was needing TWO naps a day, which is really hard with a clingy, energetic 4-yo. My Organ Delight capsules arrived, and I actually got really worried because the sleepies were gone. I thought I was miscarrying. But I saw a heartbeat on the ultrasound last Thursday, and I'm still good and queasy... just not so darn tired. Good stuff!