Ok, so I am 2 months pregnant and am trying to continue to eat a paleo/wap diet. This is the first time I have been pregnant whilst eating paleo, and I truly thought that this time I would have no sickness and would eat all the right things, but no, I am sick and have the craziest aversion to fat just like before. It seems eating paleo has made no difference at all.
I find the idea of eating anything but the leanest meat repulsive, even the smell of it is totally gross. Liver is totally out, though I do manage a sliver of pate on toast occasionally. Apart from that I am spending the day chewing on celery sticks, eating watercress and craving bananas and custard.
I want to eat smoked salmon constantly (with lemon and pepper!!!), but worry about the levels of heavy metal I may be ingesting, so have tried to limit this to once a week......
I can eat some dairy, no problem (raw butter/cheese/milk) and I am taking cod liver oil supplements, dosage following the Weston Price guidelines, see here, but this aversion to meat, fat and organs goes against the ideal (primitive/paleo) diet of early pregnancy, when these things are absolutely crucial for the developing fetus. So why do I want to eat vegetables with zero nutrition value and not a lot else? Is it a defense mechanism for something or is this sickness just a modern-day adaptation to guard us from all the crap food that is out there?
I mean, if cave women felt the way I feel now, they would have been a victim of the first sabre-tooth tiger attack in the camp for sure - not good for the survival of the fittest, that's a fact.