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by 0 · about 1 hour 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 13 · about 1 hour ago

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 0 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 40 · about 1 hour 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 1567 · about 1 hour 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 483 · about 1 hour ago

So, just found out I'm pregnant... While I am alternately generally freaking out and in denial, I'm also thinking about what I should eat. Is there anyone who can reassure my desire to continue to eat the conventional pregnancy no-nos, such as... (more)

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miked_2 0 · July 31, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Well, my wife did a 100% paleo diet pretty much ignoring any conventional wisdom stuff. Though, she did avoid raw foods like the raw eggs and sushi. For her is was a cost-benefit thing. It's easy to give up on the raw foods even though she... (more)

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by 6229 · about 1 hour ago

I have a lot of pregnant friends (or those trying to conceive - TTC) that are looking for safer more natural products. I know some essential oils are actually dangerous. What safe recommendations can you make for fragrances, perfumes, and/or... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · June 22, 2012 at 6:12 PM

The last prenatal massage I got, they used chamomile essential oil (diluted to the point I couldn't really smell it though). While trying to conceive I wouldn't worry too much, I'd suggest they wear whatever puts them in the mood for baby makin'.... (more)

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by 1260 · about 2 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 2825 · about 2 hours ago

6 weeks pregnant w/ meat aversion. Trying to take in fat and keep insulin response low, as hypoglycemia strengthens nausea. I'm at the point where I'd just love to down an easy smoothie/drink w/ lovely macronutrient ratios because trying to... (more)

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Cheri_2 0 · May 20, 2012 at 5:37 PM

How about a nice chicken soup with soft cooked veggies and coconut milk? If you add the cooked chicken at the end with the coconut milk and shred it fine or mince it even, you may be able to tolerate it. You can even stir in an extra teaspoon of... (more)

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by 6229 · about 2 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 2 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 2 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 32518 · about 2 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 15 · about 2 hours ago

Hi there! I just found out I am pregnant and have been eating paleo for 7 months, strict. I am eating exactly how Robb Wolf suggests and supplementing with Vit D3 (2,000), Magnesium (1200mg), 3g Omega 3 Fish Oil, 1 probiotic in morning every... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · August 08, 2011 at 4:48 PM

I just wrote a guest blog post for Primal Toad on Primal Pregnancy nutrition. Here's the link.

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by 18412 · about 2 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 630 · October 22, 2014 at 3:39 AM

Hello!!!! Well i'm pregnant!!! So excited. I have been paleo for 2.5 years. I am now about to live the pregnant paleo life. And keep it rather strick. Any tips, concerns, suggestions........ Typical day B- 2 fried eggs or hard boiled fruit L-... (more)

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Craig_Almaguer 0 · May 25, 2012 at 10:51 PM

then BREAST FEED BREAST FEED BREAST FEED the little one for as long as you can (well, maybe not til 5 or 6). Good going!

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by 58 · October 22, 2014 at 3:21 AM

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 130 · October 22, 2014 at 3:14 AM

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 309 · October 21, 2014 at 4:44 AM

Dear all, I would so appreciate it if anyone would share their thoughts with me. After good paleo diet with lots of liver, egg yolks, grassfed butter and heavy cream, and supplementing for over 2 years, my Vitamin A still comes back at 250... (more)

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glib 0 · September 11, 2014 at 3:16 PM

try to always eat the liver together with olive oil or other high fat.

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