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I know.At least some of it brings humor though....like talking about polar bear livers.... Speaking of- anyone know a good local organic source for those?
LOL no kidding.

I wish I had known that low fat SAD was no good when I was pregnant. I drank my skim milk and ate mcdonald's salads and was "eating healthy." I have a dd who has major gut issues and food allergies (granted they are somewhat brought on by vaccines/antibiotics), teeth that have literally crumbled out of her mouth, and several behavoiral/mood problems. We have been to hell and back getting her healthy but it has so been worth it. And one of the biggest factors in getting both of us healthy has been TF eating. I really hope this time around is different.

celestialdreamer- does your lo have food allergies as well?

And Leilalu, If you are craving hot dogs you should so seek out applegate farms organic "the great" hot dog or something like that. They are the best hot dog I have ever eaten and it is grass fed beef. So good!
post #42 of 329
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Originally Posted by cahwilson View Post
LOL no kidding.

I wish I had known that low fat SAD was no good when I was pregnant. I drank my skim milk and ate mcdonald's salads and was "eating healthy." I have a dd who has major gut issues and food allergies (granted they are somewhat brought on by vaccines/antibiotics), teeth that have literally crumbled out of her mouth, and several behavoiral/mood problems. We have been to hell and back getting her healthy but it has so been worth it. And one of the biggest factors in getting both of us healthy has been TF eating. I really hope this time around is different.

celestialdreamer- does your lo have food allergies as well?

And Leilalu, If you are craving hot dogs you should so seek out applegate farms organic "the great" hot dog or something like that. They are the best hot dog I have ever eaten and it is grass fed beef. So good!
wow! Yes, I am convinced lowfat is just bad. bad bad bad! Also, I can see it in women who are well into their golden years- a lowfat diet does nothing good for the skin!

I will have to look for those hotdogs now
post #43 of 329
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Originally Posted by Leilalu View Post
I have actually been eating a lot of trader joes hot dogs for lunches. I don't know how traditional that is, but I figure they are better than normal hot dogs and a high protein choice at least. I was happy to find that the cans of Alaskan Salmon I have have like 84 grams of protein in them! Since I am nursing I have no choice but to rummage my fridge for food...blah
Oh, the Alaskan Salmon regularly saves me. I just prepare it like tuna salad. It's such quick high protein. And I do the hot dogs occasionally too, the good kind (if there is such a thing, lol). Since it's gotten hot, I will swell if I don't get enough protein. I get desperate for some quick protein some days, and hot dogs fit the bill : . I can find no-nitrite, and sometimes even grass-fed!

My ds is watching me type and wants me to put this on: .
post #44 of 329
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Originally Posted by Leilalu View Post
We should start a thread on what we are eating for ideas! this morning I had leftover cream of spinach soup on fried eggs
Great idea!

Today I had:
early snack- raw yogurt
breakfast- leftover chicken and rice soup with added miso(chicken bone broth, simmered with dandelions from yard, astragulus root and nettles, and loads of dulse, celery, carrots and 6 coves of garlic) (we successfully got over our colds over the weekend with this soup)
snack- raw yogurt
lunch- whole wheat wrap filled with chicken, greens, tomatoes, cheese, dulse, and grated carrot, served with cultured pickle on the side
snack- orange
dinner- white bean and swiss chard soup (bone broth, carrots, green onions, garlic, sea weeds, astraglus (we really love this stuff), white beans I had cooked and frozen, huge bunch of swiss chard)

This all goes along with a whole food iron supplement, prenatal Vitamin Code, new chapter calcium, vit C, and magnesium (taken before bed) and nettles infusion.

Dh really wants some cake for dessert so I may make some whole wheat ginger cake sweetened with maple syrup topped with fresh local whipped cream. Oh well it wont be soaked, and the cream isn't raw but it is a treat!

Before bed I always have a huge cup of raw yogurt and perhaps a cup of tea.

I don't have to get up in the night ever to eat since my meals are so satisfying, but I do have to use the bathroom.

If I start to feel crappy in the nausea department, I take some homeopathic pulsatilla, and it cures it every time.

I get really burnt out on food ideas sometimes, and we seem to eat the same kind of meals all the time, so I would love to hear what everyone else is eating.
post #45 of 329
I totally feel it is fine to eat the applegate (or type) hot dogs. On some days when you just need high protien, quick and yummy (for kids and mamas), hot dogs are a life saver. I try to top it with raw sauerkraut or cultured ginger carrots to make it sound healthier.
post #46 of 329
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Originally Posted by bluebirdmama1 View Post
Great idea!

Today I had:
early snack- raw yogurt
breakfast- leftover chicken and rice soup with added miso(chicken bone broth, simmered with dandelions from yard, astragulus root and nettles, and loads of dulse, celery, carrots and 6 coves of garlic) (we successfully got over our colds over the weekend with this soup)
snack- raw yogurt
lunch- whole wheat wrap filled with chicken, greens, tomatoes, cheese, dulse, and grated carrot, served with cultured pickle on the side
snack- orange
dinner- white bean and swiss chard soup (bone broth, carrots, green onions, garlic, sea weeds, astraglus (we really love this stuff), white beans I had cooked and frozen, huge bunch of swiss chard)
Wow you are eating well! I hope I can get some better foods in me later on in the pregnancy. I can't even stomach a salad!

Breakfast: Apple pie lol This is the first "everything free" baked good I have had turn out in a looong time. It is so amazing, I almost cried taking it out of the oven. lol So I guess I am indulging a bit.

Lunch: My new favorite, brown rice cooked in stock and coconut milk with sauted onion, carrot, celery, and some salt. Plain food is my friend right now! I might try some steamed broccoli from our garden...maybe.

Dinner will be roasted chicken.

Is anyone doing kombucha/kefir? I was drinking water kefir but (like everything else) can't stomach it right now. Is it all right to pick it back up again in the 2nd trimester?
post #47 of 329
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I think it is perfectly ok to let the kefir slide a bit- as long as you are comfortable with it. When I go too long my bowels aren't what they should be, and that can be a problem! My problem tends to be the opposite of what many people experience while pregnant- I almost have to run to the potty.

I agree, bluebirdmama1! You are eating well. I am trying to eat balanced.

Today I started off a bit off the wagon. I hadn't made any sweet breads in quite a while and I made a babka(Jewish cinnamon bread) which actually wasn't as good as I remember But I did make french toast with it this morning and I had a bit yesterday.

Yesterday for breakfast I had 2 eggs cooked in about 1/8 of a cup of cream of spinach soup I had made the night before. I ended up having 2 pieces of ezekiel toast because I felt starving after.

Lunch was a hotdog, plain. Then a cup of soup leftover taco soup that had grassfed beef in it, and veggies.

I drank a lot of milk yesterday, and had about a cup of coffee(helps tremendously with nausea for me!)
For dinner I made fajitas with leftover chicken, asparagus, onion peppers, garlic and some corn tortillas. We topped them with lettuce from the yard and yogurt.Dh used rooster sauce too I added lots of salt because I really crave it lately.

In my coffee I had cream, and I added lots of butter to my cinnamon bread when I ate it.
post #48 of 329
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Originally Posted by cahwilson View Post
Is anyone doing kombucha/kefir? I was drinking water kefir but (like everything else) can't stomach it right now. Is it all right to pick it back up again in the 2nd trimester?
I'm doing kefir and the occasional kombucha. We were having kefir every morning for a while there and then I just stopped. We both wound up constipated after about a week... it took me several days to figure out what had changed, but this morning we're back to kefir with breakfast. If that's what it takes, it's a small price to pay.

Kombucha I drink when I'm feeling the need for it. It's not very often, but I do keep a few bottles of GTs in the fridge or it's a short walk down to WF.

Dinner last night was roast chicken and potatoes. I plucked some arugula out of the garden as I walked by and just munched on it as a snack. And then I started feeling a nebulous craving late last night... couldn't figure out what it was, but it was something sweet. It was too cold for ice cream, so I wound up with a big bowl of fresh fruit and about a cup of yogurt - that hit the spot and really tided me over well until this morning.
post #49 of 329
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I'm doing kefir and the occasional kombucha. We were having kefir every morning for a while there and then I just stopped. We both wound up constipated after about a week... it took me several days to figure out what had changed, but this morning we're back to kefir with breakfast. If that's what it takes, it's a small price to pay.

Kombucha I drink when I'm feeling the need for it. It's not very often, but I do keep a few bottles of GTs in the fridge or it's a short walk down to WF.

Dinner last night was roast chicken and potatoes. I plucked some arugula out of the garden as I walked by and just munched on it as a snack. And then I started feeling a nebulous craving late last night... couldn't figure out what it was, but it was something sweet. It was too cold for ice cream, so I wound up with a big bowl of fresh fruit and about a cup of yogurt - that hit the spot and really tided me over well until this morning.
one of my favorite sweet snacks lately is frozen blueberries and honey and ground flax seeds on yogurt!
post #50 of 329
I'm finally getting over the hump this week as far as being too sick to eat. I've been craving fruit and fruit juice. We hardly ever buy juice but we came home from the store with three different kinds this weekend. Perhaps that was a little overkill. After 8 weeks of not being able to take my CLO, I'm finally able to get it down. It has made such a huge difference in my well being. I was moody, tired, unable to sleep and tetering on the edge of depression last week. Since starting back on CLO, I've been sleeping like a rock, have more energy and my mood is definitely improving, PTL. We got to see our baby last week on the u/s and we were amazed at the detail we could see at 11.5 weeks. He/she had tiny little hands up by his/her face and long legs with tiny feet. I'm hoping that the second trimester will be smooth sailing and I'll have lots of energy just like last time. Oh and I wish one of you ladies that listed the delicious sounding soups would come cook for me. I need some serious cooking and meal planning help.
post #51 of 329
Count me in...again. Dd was born 1/08 and at the end of March we found out (oops!) that #3 was on the way. Ds and dd were well spaced about about 3 years apart. Dd and #3 will be just under 2 yrs apart. I've tended to stay away from DDCs this time around - still having difficulties wrapping my head around the whole thing this time around. Even at 14 weeks.

I'm also eating waaaay too many carbs this time around. When I was pg with dd I tended to do much better - actually in general I did much better when pg with her. *sigh*

I think this thread is probably about the only pregnancy related thing I can go for this time 'round. I'm hoping it will inspire me!
post #52 of 329
Hmmm lets see, what am I eating?
Snack: Yogurt with some oats and raisins
Breakfast: 2 eggs scrambles with onions, tomatoes and cheese and some toast.
Snack: Fudge (Sally Fallon's ffrom Eat fat lose fat)
Lunch: small turkey sandwich and some chocolate coconut bliss...mmmm...
DANG! Lots of carbs... shoot!
post #53 of 329
Ok, can you guys talk me through this?
The last few days, I've been eating several junky things that I don't normally eat-- shredded wheat cereal, commercial milkshakes. But I've also been drinking raw milk. Today I have diarrhea and stomach cramps. Can people work with me on the options? Is it a reaction to the yuck food? Or is it listeria? Is this a serious problem and should I call the doctor?
post #54 of 329
I hear so many mamas say that they ate so many carbs and how bad it is, but I think that as long as they are whole grains and not processed, it is fine if that is what you can get down.
In the first trimester, I lived on yogurt and sourdough or sprout bread. All protein sounded sickening to me. I decided that I had to eat and I just ate the same things. Soup always sits well. Bone broth and rice is so soothing. Cook it up with a handful of dandelion greens and it really helps with the morning sickness.

And seriously, if you are having loads of food aversions, homeopathy makes it all better. This was a life saver for me this pregnancy.
post #55 of 329
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Originally Posted by cicely_m View Post
Ok, can you guys talk me through this?
The last few days, I've been eating several junky things that I don't normally eat-- shredded wheat cereal, commercial milkshakes. But I've also been drinking raw milk. Today I have diarrhea and stomach cramps. Can people work with me on the options? Is it a reaction to the yuck food? Or is it listeria? Is this a serious problem and should I call the doctor?
It is your call if you go to the Dr, but I know that if I have milkshakes, I feel like crap.

for the raw milk.
How much cultures do you get? My thoughts are that is sounds like irritable bowls issues, and pregnancy can deplete the cultures we need out of us. Can you stomach yogurt or kefir or a probiotic capsules. I love the one from Standard Process called Lact-enz. It is only $9 a bottle and lasts a while. I took it in the first trimester, one capsule with each meal. If all you can do is stir it into your milkshakes, that would be alright. Can you blend up breyers ice cream and raw milk and honey instead of buying the milkshakes. Even if the ice cream isnt raw, it would be a better than the commercial syrups used in milkshakes. One step at a time.
post #56 of 329
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Originally Posted by bluebirdmama1 View Post
Can you blend up breyers ice cream and raw milk and honey instead of buying the milkshakes.
If I was going to do that, I could just as easily use the raw ice cream i made in the freezer! No, my problem is impulse control while I'm at work and out and about.
And I feel like total crap every time I eat these foods, so you would think that would be enough to stop me.... but, no. But you're right-- I'm guessing it's just the accumulation of toxins I've eaten. If it keeps up, though, I'll call the doc. And cultures!! I didn't think of that! I'll go take some capsules right now. Thanks for the input.
post #57 of 329
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Originally Posted by cicely_m View Post
Ok, can you guys talk me through this?
The last few days, I've been eating several junky things that I don't normally eat-- shredded wheat cereal, commercial milkshakes. But I've also been drinking raw milk. Today I have diarrhea and stomach cramps. Can people work with me on the options? Is it a reaction to the yuck food? Or is it listeria? Is this a serious problem and should I call the doctor?
Most likely it's all the processed milk products. I'm sure if you give yourself a hefty dose of kefir in a few days you'll be right as rain. Or kombucha, anything heavy on the cultures. I tend to be more loose than constipated while pregnant so cultured foods are high priority for me.
post #58 of 329
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Originally Posted by cicely_m View Post
Ok, can you guys talk me through this?
The last few days, I've been eating several junky things that I don't normally eat-- shredded wheat cereal, commercial milkshakes. But I've also been drinking raw milk. Today I have diarrhea and stomach cramps. Can people work with me on the options? Is it a reaction to the yuck food? Or is it listeria? Is this a serious problem and should I call the doctor?
I ate some crap the other day, haven't done it in so many years I cannot even remember- probably 9 or so! I had some Doritos and an almond joy- oh my goodness I felt so horrible later. I told dh I don't know how people eat this on a regular or even semi-regular basis. I couldn't even finish the small bag I got. I don't know what even possessed me. I would vote it is from that crappy food. The body is not meant to digest it!
post #59 of 329
How are you all eating these things?! Yogurt, soup, vegetables, kefir, Blech. I can't eat anything! So pulsatilla can work for the sickness? I may try to seek out some lactose free from somewhere. Today though I drank about 4 ounces of coffee and I feel great! I just might cave and start drinking a half cup a day again. Would that be horrible? I'm just so sick of being sick.
post #60 of 329
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Originally Posted by cahwilson View Post
How are you all eating these things?! Yogurt, soup, vegetables, kefir, Blech. I can't eat anything! So pulsatilla can work for the sickness? I may try to seek out some lactose free from somewhere. Today though I drank about 4 ounces of coffee and I feel great! I just might cave and start drinking a half cup a day again. Would that be horrible? I'm just so sick of being sick.
I personally don't think the coffee would be too detrimental if it helps you cope and eat something.

I went from somewhere between 1-2 cups of good, organic fair trade coffee with no sugar and cream to half that, or sometimes even just a 1/4 of my morning coffee. But it helps me function. If I go a few days without it I am on the couch too nauseous to help anybody. I assume green tea would be the same. I sometimes try a bit of genmaicha in the afternoon.
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