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What are you eating?

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

Let's talk food.

 

I have decided to become super strict about my gluten intake and have added the removal of ALL dairy in addition to that. I began this yesterday and will continue it throughout the first 6+ months of the babies life as a minimum.

 

The gluten is a necessity for my well-being and the dairy is more of an experiment for nursing. DD1 is like me in the sense that neither of us can handle large amounts of dairy well. Certain things, not at all. I recall reading that it was a good idea to remove dairy one month prior to EDD and continue on for as long as possible before introducing it to the child. I'm curious to see how it will affect DD2 if I do this.

 

Also, I know it does wonders for helping with post partum weight loss. I've been especially bingy with both gluten and dairy lately and I'm looking quite puffy. I'm hoping that by dialing this in, I can halt any remaining weight gain I may be in for. I'm sitting at just over 30lbs gained this time around. With DD1 I gained around 60 so I'm already doing better but I did start out higher this pregnancy due to being unable to get past a plateau that could have been a result of my not yet diagnosed Hashimotos.

 

Are you doing anything different? What are your go to items or meals?

post #2 of 15
I have been gluten and dairy (Caisen) free for over a year now! Best decision I ever made! Dairy has always made me violently ill but doctors always just said "ohh it's just IBS" it wasn't until I saw a homeopath that I was diagnosed with severe dairy "allergy" and celiacs disease! My life completely changed upon removing the gluten from my life! The constant pain left me and I've felt wonderful smile.gif because of my issues with gluten and dairy our pediatrician has urged us to keep baby gluten and dairy free for atleast 2 yrs if not five! T give her stomach a chance to mature enough to handle them in small amounts so later in her life (hopefully) she won't have to eat as restrictive as I do.

My go to meals lately (during pregnancy) have been meatballs (homemade) with sweet & sour sauce served over rice... "Crispy chicken" basically chicken covered in egg and corn starch fried in canola cooked with shallots, mushrooms & garlic and a sauce of brags (gluten free soy sauce) balsamic vinegar and a little sugar! This has been a huge fav during this pregnancy! Lol

Lots of things in the crockpot... BBQ pinnapple chicken, pasta e figoli soup (like from Olive Garden), creamy Mac & cheese, pot roast over mashed tatties, baked chicken is delish with a little egg, corn starch and GF rice crispies, homemade spaghetti...etc. I can't think of anything else at the moment lol (I ate a lot less meat before pregnancy but man this baby loves meat LOL)
post #3 of 15

Both my kiddos have issues with dairy, so I'm planning on giving that up starting next week. I do *NOT* want to put this baby through the weeks of colicky screaming that my last one had before I gave up dairy! I'm hoping to have one last fling with it at Spaghetti Warehouse before I give it up though, lol...

 

I know I also really need to cut back on or give up sugar entirely, but dang...I have such a horrible love affair with it right now. I don't know if I can give up my homemade chocolate meringue pie just yet!! (it's already dairy free so my boys can enjoy it too!)

 

My go-to meals lately are roast chicken (this recipe - oh my word, soooo good!) with mashed potatoes and veggies (usually broccoli or green beans or somesuch), shepherd's pie or chicken pot pie, cajun chicken pasta, aaand spaghetti. I'm also dying to have enchiladas, but I've got to figure out how to make them dairy free first! My favorite "side dish" atm is sweet potatoes and carrots baked with salt and pepper and a little brown sugar. yuuuummmm!

 

Trying to get more veggies in general, and trying to be more creative with leftovers because I get bored with food easily, lol. I'll def. be watching this thread for ideas!

post #4 of 15
My DH made us GF & DF enchiladas a few weeks ago!!!! I know he used GF corn tortillas and made the sauce from scatch using full fat coconut milk in place of the heavy cream the recipe called for!!! And he also found me some AWESOME DF sour cream at the store that I could put on top! Altho I have no idea now what the name of it was... We NEVER buy things like that but it was a splurge since we were having the enchiladas smile.gif *they weren't as pretty looking as regular enchiladas, because corn tortillas don't hold their shape as well as flour... BUT they were just as delish!!! smile.gif
post #5 of 15
Also for a DF diet. If your a yogurt lover!!! Coconut milk yogurt is SOOOOO yummy smile.gif vanilla is my fav smile.gif
post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by BeanBean06 View Post

Also for a DF diet. If your a yogurt lover!!! Coconut milk yogurt is SOOOOO yummy smile.gif vanilla is my fav smile.gif

 

Where do you find that at? I'd like to give it a try. 

post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by TIFF4NY View Post

Where do you find that at? I'd like to give it a try. 

It is in our local martins food (or giant) in the specialty/organic refrigerator isle. smile.gif and there are lots of flavors that are all yummy but vanilla is my fav and I usually add fresh fruit! Is also great to us when making a smoothie smile.gif
post #8 of 15

I'm already on a strict gluten free diet but other than that we've been eating poorly. We ate all organic and whole foods, home cooked meals for two weeks and we all felt awesome at the end of it.  Then I got big and slow and it went out the window :(  Planning to try it again soon since my SPD is healing and I'm getting around a little better.

post #9 of 15
Omphaloskepsis, have you thought about just subbing honey or coconut sugar for the white, refined sugar? When I ditched all sugars a while back, my auto-immune symptoms varnished and only flared with white, refined sugar, never with natural sugars. Honey, coconut sugar (healthiest, IMO), even agave have been fine for me. Just a thought.
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by velveeta View Post

Omphaloskepsis, have you thought about just subbing honey or coconut sugar for the white, refined sugar? When I ditched all sugars a while back, my auto-immune symptoms varnished and only flared with white, refined sugar, never with natural sugars. Honey, coconut sugar (healthiest, IMO), even agave have been fine for me. Just a thought.


I only use organic, unrefined cane sugar when I use it at all, and I do often sub honey...so it's not so bad when I bake it myself I guess, but this dang doughnut craving is sure hard to beat, lol... ;D Mainly I think I'm just tired of craving it, but the only way I know to get rid of that is to give ALL cane sugar up completely (which I've done, it's just so hard those first couple of weeks!).

post #11 of 15

For me the question is more of what am I *not* eating. redface.gifinnocent.gif

 

I've been fairly good about not eating a lot of sugar stuff throughout this pregnancy, but outside of that and not being able to stomach a lot of cheese or tomato sauce, I eat pretty much anything I can find. redface.gif I've been feeling like I've been doing that throughout the entire pregnancy, and haven't gained a ton of weight, so I'm hoping that that continues for the remainder. I'm going to try and cut out dairy in a couple of weeks, too, since DS had a bad reaction to it when he was born, with the colic and all.

post #12 of 15
Hi All-

With 4 weeks until EDD I am ready to get back on track with my diet. I would like to go back to eating a vegetarian and gluten free diet. I eat minimal dairy. Added in milk and cheese to get more protein. Will cut that out but still eat Greek yogurt. And perhaps cottage cheese?

My issue is (still) protein. Ideas on how to get enough? (Esp. when breast feeding and tired?) I find when we are tired we eat a lot of carbs.
post #13 of 15
Thread Starter 

Munchkin are you okay with eggs? That could provide some decent protein. 

post #14 of 15
I am! Just not every day wink1.gif
post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by omphaloskepsis View Post

Both my kiddos have issues with dairy, so I'm planning on giving that up starting next week. I do *NOT* want to put this baby through the weeks of colicky screaming that my last one had before I gave up dairy! I'm hoping to have one last fling with it at Spaghetti Warehouse before I give it up though, lol...

 

I know I also really need to cut back on or give up sugar entirely, but dang...I have such a horrible love affair with it right now. I don't know if I can give up my homemade chocolate meringue pie just yet!! (it's already dairy free so my boys can enjoy it too!)

 

My go-to meals lately are roast chicken (this recipe - oh my word, soooo good!) with mashed potatoes and veggies (usually broccoli or green beans or somesuch), shepherd's pie or chicken pot pie, cajun chicken pasta, aaand spaghetti. I'm also dying to have enchiladas, but I've got to figure out how to make them dairy free first! My favorite "side dish" atm is sweet potatoes and carrots baked with salt and pepper and a little brown sugar. yuuuummmm!

 

Trying to get more veggies in general, and trying to be more creative with leftovers because I get bored with food easily, lol. I'll def. be watching this thread for ideas!

 

I'm having that same problem with sugar. I've been trying to eat healthier in general for both of us, but I'll still inhale sweets like an addict! I've been eating a lot of roast chicken and salads while trying to be healthy. I might have to try out this recipe!

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