How were you eating before you found out they were twins? Normal for me for a pregnancy.
Did your diet change drastically or did you pretty much eat the same, but more protein. Yes, I cut out everything but protein, fruits and veggies. I ate small meals of protein throughout the day and night (whenever I got up to pee, I ate a hard-boiled egg, a bunch of cheese or turkey and I drank water)
When you say all you ate was protein, fruits, and veggies, did you eat any whole grains or carbs? I ate minimal whole grains. I really don't remember eating much of them.
I live in Mexico and in this area you cannot get organic anything, much less meat or dairy. It is also hard to find a variety of greens at my grocery store, there is no kale, but there is spinach. So Do you still recommend a diet high in animal products, even if it is not organic? Well, you have to be the judge of that one. You have to trsut your gut if you have a good feeling or not. I certainly have had regular milk and meat and trust that God knows how to protect me from things beyond my control. It won't hurt you to eat complete protein combinations like black beans and whole grain rice or lentils and rice...but make sure it is a complete protein combo. Meat is just a lot easier to get the required protein in. I am not a fan of meat or milk mind you but I did them both intensely for months and it was worth it.
I only have 4 months left of my pregnancy so that really is a short time. I learned at 23 weeks that I was having twins and started eating as mentioned above at that point. So it is NEVER, EVER too late.
Did you eat salad dressing with your spinach and kale? No dressing with my spinach which I ate raw. YOu could put a lemon/yogurt homemade dressing on it if you like. BUt the kale, I lightly sauteed in olive oil and balsamic vinegar and ate with beef tips alot. They went well together.
Did you eat cooked veggies as well? Sure, but not over cooked. I ate a lot of yellow and orange veggies as well which is good for your placenta and amniotic sac/fluid.
If you wouldn't mind, could you give me an example of what you ate in a typical day (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks), like a sample menu? Okay, you ready? Before Breakfast----milk and PURE protein powder (I found a brand with NO sugar at all in it) and a glass of water....BREAKFAST---bowl of ground cooked beef or beef tips and kale MORE WATER SNACK water and cubes of cheese or cottage cheese LUNCH WATER, PROTEIN SHAKE iwth MILK and some sliced turkey and cheese, SNACK, MORE WATER AND EGGS and VEGGIES DINNER: Gee, guess what? WAter and More beef tips and kale SNACK: raw spinach salad with nuts on it and WATER MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT (2-3 times) Water and hard boiled egg or turkey or cottage cheese
How much weight did you gain? I have to pull my records for you...give me a few days.
I am not worried about gaining alot of weight, as long as my babies are healthy. I would love to have 7 lbs twins and carry to 40 weeks.
Do you think 2 gallons of water is necessary? I think one is the absolute minimum. I needed two. I filled up two pitchers in the morning and drank them by 4 PM and filled them up again to finish by the next morning. That met my 2 gallon quota and I felt good.
Ok, how in the world did you not eat any sugar or processed foods?? Okay, let me put it this way....I stopped completely. I was serious. Anne frye and my midwife explained to me that if I ate any crap, I could decrease my chances of a homebirth. I ate a kids fudge sunday once and the next day sugar showed up in my urine. That was convincing enough and I never cheated again.
Were you just a super healthy eater before you got pregnant, so it was easy? Or was it hard to do that? It wasn't easy but once I got into a routine and figured out how much proteing and water I needed to feel good....feeling good was more important to be that eating crap or comfort food. But I will tell you the FIRST thing I ate when the twins were born was a chocote bar and the first thing I drank was orange soda.
You are going to wish you had never answered my post, because I have so many questions for you!! Thank you so much for taking time to help me. No, you have GREAT questions. No problem at all.