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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

Hi all!I'm hoping to get lunch ideas for a fishing trip to Canada I'm taking in just under 2 weeks. We pull the boat on shore for lunch so I need lunches that will keep with an icepack and don't need to be reheated. Last year I made a chicken... (more)

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diy 0 · June 16, 2014 at 1:33 PM

try hard boiled eggs

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by 0 · about 15 hours ago

Hello, I've been following a Paleo diet for the last 16 months. I'm six months pregnant with twins and had lab results come back stating that my glucose is high and my iron is low. I am trying to understand why that would happen. I have to... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · January 10, 2014 at 1:18 AM

Disclaimer: I'm no doctor and this is no medical advice. If I were in your position, I'd cut out the gluten. I'd eat gluten-free pizza/pasta if I had cravings. I wouldn't cut on fruit, fermented goat dairy. Regarding iron, I'd eat... (more)

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by 10 · about 15 hours ago

So, I have been doing Paleo for about 2 months now. It has been going great, however, I found out that I am pregnant yesterday so I started doing some research and what sticks out is I should be eating less protein and more carbs. As of right... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · September 25, 2013 at 4:38 PM

I found myself in the same boat! My baby girl was born a week after my 41st birthday. There are 21 years between my eldest and the baby!!! I ate Primal the entire time and ate enough carbs to stay out of ketosis without going overboard. ... (more)

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by 215 · about 15 hours ago

So like the title said, I'm about 10 weeks pregnant and I feel like I need ton of protein to feel good. If I don't eat a huge portion of meat at every meal, I get sugar and grain cravings like there's no tomorrow, I could eat gummy bears for... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · August 08, 2013 at 3:34 PM

Eat what your body wants of any whole foods. A good amount of protein will support your liver function and help to prevent morning sickness. Every woman comes to pregnancy in a different state of nutrient depletion or sufficiency. So, different... (more)

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by 25 · about 15 hours ago

I'm 9 weeks pregnant, with my first child. Conventional medicine tells pregnant women to avoid deli meats, smoked meats and fish, raw eggs, raw fish, raw beef - including sushi and oysters, carpaccio, etc, caffeine > 200mg, alcohol etc. But so... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · July 16, 2013 at 7:14 AM

Sushi really should not be a problem as long as you don't buy it from some place sketchy like a gas station deli, or somewhere that the holding temps seem off. All sashimi must be deep frozen long enough to destroy parasites, many OBs aren't... (more)

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by 84 · about 15 hours ago

In Sweden we have this corrupt authority on nutrition called "Livsmedelsverket". I think it's the equivalent of the FDA. Anyway, they recommend pregnant women to avoid eating liver because of it's high contents of vitamin A. Would this be true... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · March 05, 2013 at 3:46 PM

I'm currently 33 weeks pregnant and have been eating 2 to 4 oz. of liver once or twice a week the entire time. My labs show no elevated levels.

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by 986 · about 15 hours ago

I'm 7 weeks pregnant, and I've been paleo for about a year and half. Pretty strict about it too, I very rarely cheated. Well now that I'm pregnant, meat is about the most disgusting thing I've ever seen, and cooking smells make me gag. I can force... (more)

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Maw_West 0 · December 19, 2012 at 5:40 AM

Currently 37 weeks and about to pop, and had the same issue through the first and second trimesters. I had to relent and let myself eat what I could, bagels and macaroni, cereal, oatmeal, and milk. Meat was just repulsive and though previously... (more)

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by 20 · about 15 hours ago

I am 5 months pregnant to the day and for the first 4 months had to ditch Paleo eating due to my horrible nausea and food aversions. I also had to give up working out. 100% not what I wanted or intended to happen. But for the last month I have... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · November 08, 2012 at 11:36 PM

If you are feeling good & babe is growing well, then I wouldn't be concerned. All my pregnant clients are different in terms of hunger/timing. I'd would make sure the foods you eat are nutrient dense. E.G. : liver pat??, seafood, grass-fed... (more)

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by 5 · about 15 hours ago

So I'm always hungry I eat constantly but I still get tummy rumbles I'm only about 7 weeks do I have to eat if I have the rumbles?

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · October 21, 2012 at 10:57 AM

You should be eating as much as you want. Focus on nutrient dense foods. Here's some health guidelines and ideas for foods and that will nourish you and your child. Pregnancy isn't the time for dieting.... (more)

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by 5 · about 15 hours ago

I am 34, 202 lbs, 5 ft 9, female. I started paleo slowly a few months ago and dropped 30 pounds. I am now 9 weeks pregnant and just a couple weeks before I found out and the morning sickness and fatigue hit I had started working out, 3 times a... (more)

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Heidi_1 0 · October 11, 2012 at 2:22 AM

I don't see any reason you couldn't keep doing push-ups, squats and lunges 3xweek as long as you listen to your body and quit when it gets too hard. If you have three young kids you are already doing a lot of weight lifting just picking up kids... (more)

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by 40 · about 15 hours ago

Hi everyone, I'm about 12 weeks pregnant and was 90% paleo for the 6 months before I conceived. Since becoming pregnant I have really struggled to eat meat, fish, eggs and most vegetables. I used to love all of my paleo foods but now all I want... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · August 31, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Hi Sarah~ I am a pregnancy coach & see this all the time. This is totally normal for some mamas, so no need to feel guilty! It does get better by the 2nd trimester for most women. Your body will make sure that your baby gets what s/he... (more)

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by 11048 · about 15 hours ago

A little background: 40 y/o T2 diabetic with slightly raised LDL levels. Trigs are in the 80s and HDL is in the 40s. Doc wanted to put me on statins because of my LDL, but I refused. Eating low-carb Paleo with small amounts of full-fat raw... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · August 23, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Congratulations! First, you aren't "old"! Most of my pregnancy/fertility clients are 38-42. Personally, I recommend 500-1000 mg Neptune Krill Oil to my clients who don't eat much seafood. I have quite a few posts on my blog that may be... (more)

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by 1567 · about 15 hours ago

I've been paleo for several months now, having lost around 30 pounds on it and being quite happy to avoid junk. Well, the diet must have done some good, because after two years of trying, I'm finally pregnant. I'm about 7 weeks along now and I am... (more)

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Sleepyhouse22 0 · August 03, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Hey Miriam, You could try this recipe instead of what you're eating now for breakfast: http://www.health-bent.com/pork/paleo-breakfast-casserole With sweet potatoes and no cheese, I think this would be a lot more satiating for you than just... (more)

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by 1260 · about 15 hours ago

My wife has recently been diagnosed with GD (she barely failed the 1 and 2 hours of her test, by 1 or 2 points) and the doctor's dietician has put her on a very restrictive diet. A diet low in fat, low/moderate in protein, and high in carbs. While... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · June 06, 2012 at 8:40 AM

Of course Paleo would be helpful. Lacto-Paleo even more so. That is a ridiculous diet from the dietician--and not even standard of care for GD! Your babies need fat for brain development. Agree with Aglaee that monitoring is important when... (more)

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by 55 · about 15 hours ago

I have just found out that I am newly pregnant!! I have been paleo for 5 weeks now. I haven't really be counting my calories. How many calories should I be consuming a day? I am 5'7" am I currently weigh 191 down from 203 5 weeks ago. I... (more)

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Bethany_Dutch 0 · February 27, 2012 at 3:00 AM

I was primal this last pregnancy and my answer for you is... don't worry about your calories. Your body will tell you when you need to eat more. I remember times when i would be eating everything in sight for a week, or weeks when I'd want tons... (more)

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by 2178 · about 15 hours ago

I've lurked around here and other websites to figure out what supplements to take (if any) while I begin attempting to get pregnant, but I'm looking for book suggestions on the pregnancy process as a whole. One that I have heard of is "What to... (more)

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Dave_Asprey_1 0 · January 17, 2012 at 11:12 AM

I am co-author of an upcoming book due this year from Wiley, along with my wife who is a physician. It's called The Better Baby Book and contains 1300 references, including a carefully crafted diet that is paleo and then some, recommending... (more)

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by 6229 · about 15 hours ago

Those of you with either personal experience or patients - what do you recommend? How soon before/after scheduled surgery do you stop fish oils? How does this apply to pregnant women near their due date? When do you reintroduce fish oils? Thanks. (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · December 10, 2011 at 2:13 AM

I used too recommend it and no longer do. The benefits outweigh the risks. In six yrs no bleeds from fish oil as yet. That includes vitamin E too.

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by 6229 · about 15 hours ago

I'm wondering in the literature do various pregnant women in hunter gatherer cultures have cravings? And for what? red meat? fish? fruit? coconut? fat? protein? starchy tubers? Are modern pregnant women culturally conditioned to crave junk... (more)

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · November 09, 2011 at 6:08 PM

Of course we don't know what pregnant mamas in traditional societies may have craved, but Weston Price in his travels found that pregnant women were given the most highly nutritious foods available.... (more)

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by 399 · about 15 hours ago

Hi guys! I have been on birth control for over 11 years, and the Dr's say that being on birht control for so long can make you infertile. My husband and I really want a child, and would love to conceive sometime soon. Do you think there is some... (more)

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Jess_1 0 · October 11, 2011 at 3:30 PM

I agree - no reason to believe you'll be infertile. I suspect a bigger factor than length of time on birth control is age - people who have been on birth control for a long time are more likely to be at an age where they aren't quite as fertile as... (more)

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by 58 · about 15 hours ago

So I just found out I was pregnant (Yay!) but I sell want to continue eating paleo, and after not eating dairy for so long I am now really turned off by it so I don't really want to add it back in but will if I have to. So I know I can get calcium... (more)

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Lizzish 0 · September 06, 2011 at 12:54 PM

Don't forget bone broth!

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by 32518 · about 15 hours ago

I am compiling more Primal/Paleo nutrition info to share with my pregnant clients and am curious if there are any moms on here who had experience with continuing IF during their pregnancy? Not that I will be recommending IF to my clients, but... (more)

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Christa_G 0 · August 08, 2011 at 5:47 PM

With my last pregnancy (my baby is 8 weeks old) I would eat a really big breakfast of bacon and eggs and that would hold me until dinner time. So technically I fasted during lunch. If the mom is eating enough calories and doesn't feel hungry I say... (more)

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by 18412 · about 15 hours ago

If girl who got pragnent has 11 weeks babby formed, how way instain mother? Girl gets eggs, beef, sweet potatoes, bacon, white rice, butter, ghee, coconut oil, wild salmon, wild sardines, lamb, almonds/pecans/macs, hard cheese, heavy cream,... (more)

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gilliebean 0 · July 05, 2011 at 6:07 PM

Jack, I'd add some grass fed beef liver and some healthy fish eggs to that list and I think you're good to go. I take my recommendations from this list by Chris Masterjohn, on the Weston Price website: Cod Liver Oil to supply 20,000 IU... (more)

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by 130 · about 16 hours ago

So I've been Paleo since mid-March, and had gotten to a very easy routine of meat and veggies with a little fruit 3 meals a day and a yam most days-- I had no hunger, no cravings, felt great. Then I got pregnant. I am now 7 weeks along and having... (more)

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Thumper 0 · May 31, 2011 at 2:57 PM

Please don't stress! I had major sickness for the first 25 weeks of my pregnancy - I lost 20 lbs. My doc was cautious, but really said number one was not to stress. I took prenatal vitamins (it took a couple of different kinds until I could... (more)

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by 13 · October 30, 2014 at 5:02 AM

I'm 33 weeks along in my pregnancy. In the beginning, I lost 12 pounds, but I attribute this to the lack of hunger, queasiness, and being more conscious of making sure that what I did eat was nutritious. I've only gained 10 pounds since then,... (more)

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Artiemouse 0 · January 12, 2014 at 3:54 PM

when I was preg I started at 135, dropped down to 120 at 12 weeks and gave birth at 147. The baby weighed 7.8 lbs and my placenta was 10 (and the most healthy one my doctor had ever seen). I walked out of the hospital at 130 lbs and a flat... (more)

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by 13 · October 30, 2014 at 5:00 AM

So for the past two years, we've been paleo. And I've been doing so well! I'll have a bad day every now and then but usually I can hop right back onto the train and move on from there. Weeeell...I'm now 26 weeks pregnant and I am eating... (more)

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Zach__1 0 · November 29, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Im a guy so I can't really say anything about pregnancy.. but from what i've read pregnancy cravings are caused by hormonal swings which are usually a sign of mineral or even vitamin deficiency... you may want to ask caltonnutrition.com, they're... (more)

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