Me too!!! We're going to TTC starting in early fall, and I've been getting back on NT since January. I was doing great there for a while, but the last couple months got ridiculously busy with a creative project and I got really off-track. I wasn't eating horribly, but too much Jamba Juice (nonfat fro-yo) and pasta salad on the go. So I'm trying to get back into the swing. Here's the main things I count on:
Every day I take a whole-foods-based prenatal vitamin and 1ml of the Blue Ice CLO/HVBO mix. Yes, I just take the oil straight, but it's the cinnamon flavor and if I put the dropper way back on my tongue it's all right!
Raw organic dairy. I'm lucky to have this readily available too. We get raw whole milk, raw butter, and raw cheeses from the local co-op. We are also very lucky to get pastured eggs for free every week from the mother of one of DBF's trumpet students. So lucky! I love looking at their beautiful blue-green-yellow-pink shells every week!
I love coconut, so I throw it in everything I can. Favorite recipes are coconut-crusted salmon or shrimp, and sauteed apples in coconut oil, topped with raw cream and shredded coconut. I also love organic coconut butter on bread, or just plain on a spoon!
I'm trying to figure out the best fish for us - the co-op lists which fish are lowest in mercury and I go by that. Mostly wild-caught salmon, but also some catfish or trout sometimes. Is that bad?
Meat is an issue - DBF won't eat it and doesn't like me to cook it. A couple times a month I have naturally-raised beef in a Chipotle burrito, but that's it. I know, that's not grass-fed. Any ideas there? I'm also not getting organ meat, but I do like liverwurst and I think I'll get some from the local butcher.
Then, of course, lots of organic veggies and fruits. I'm pretty strict about veggies - I won't eat raw brassicas or leafy greens. I love sauteed greens with lemon cream sauce!
Grains are a problem for me - it's the first thing I'll go non-NT with if I'm not careful. I try to limit my consumption, and I stick to sourdough or sprouted-grain bread from the co-op. But I'll plead ignorance when I want a Chipotle burrito with plain old tortilla and white rice! Again, any ideas?
I was vegetarian for the better part of 17 years, and vegan for the second half of last year. My health declined so badly that I sprang straight into NT and haven't looked back! I feel so much better, I sleep better overall, have more energy, see more clearly, my skin and hair are healthier...I don't think I'll ever go back! DBF is a different story - he eats pretty poorly sometimes, although he's better than he used to be and will even eat some of the raw dairy now even though he still clings to the modern "wisdom" that raw is scary. Bah!
Oh yeah, and I haven't posted enough yet to have a signature line with all my icons, but here's my plan: