Oh, let me clarify.. I'm not going to do the GAPS diet myself. The first thing is that I have a sensitivity to eggs, which is a huge part of that diet and yeah, I can't make it long on broth and fermented veggies. However, my husband is going to do it to try to rebuild his digestion from scratch. He's had IBS/diarrea for most of his life and with his new diagnosis of bi-polar we both firmly believe that his brain isn't working right because his digestion is bad. He's been GF for a couple of years now, but we want to take it one step further. I still plan on eating a few grains, but most of our larger meals will be GAPS friendly for a while. I also am cutting way back on sugar, which I shouldn't have to eat to keep my weight up.
As for working out.. I walk 3-4 times a week, probably 2-4 miles at a time while holding Coralie in the carrier. I rarely do any cardio unless we're hiking up a hill or something. I make a point to stay active because I feel so much better when I move.
I should probably just replace my evening ice-cream with a large bowl of yogurt and honey or something like that.
Originally Posted by Jaimee
Abra I feel you! I have managed to hold onto about 2 extra pounds this time around and it has made all the difference in my health! My skin hasn't started to fall off like it did with my other two kids during breastfeeding! Yay! I think that avoiding GMO foods is fine, but I'm just not sure that I would alter my diet extravagantly while breastfeeding. I eat dessert and grains all the time. If you go on GAPS with your dh, you'll be down to a few boiled veggies and meats for weeks until you can add in a few things like eggs. It doesn't seem the best time to be doing that- while you're nourishing two bodies and on the road. Personally I would wait to make big diet changes until Coralie is nursing less. I've also been good about running and for me, this helps me to keep weight on b/c I eat more and put on muscle. How is your exercise routine? Seems like that would be a challenge while traveling, too.