I fell off paleo in a big way at 7wks pregnant when cooking/ cooked food/ meat/ smells/ anything fatty (e.g. oily fish) made me want to barf in a big way. The only thing I could eat for a while was crackers and toast, and basically refined carbs and grains came back into my diet.
So, I'm now 14 weeks and beginning to feel more myself and can just about stomach cooking and cooking smells again (I tested by cooking bacon last night, which was the absolute worst thing during 1st tri, and I managed not to barf, although it did make me feel a bit pukey).
My question is, shall I try to get myself back on the Paleo wagon and eliminate bread, pasta, grains and all those other things that have sneaked into my diet the last 7 weeks? I've been finding I have to eat every three or so hours, otherwise I get hungry and nauseous. In the past week or so in particular I've had a ravenous, insatiable hunger most of the time. But prior to pregnancy while eating paleo I could go for 5 or 6 hours between meals and didn't really get hungry or have much of an appetite. Is it worth the three or four days of quick-carb/ sugar withdrawal on pregnancy to get back on paleo? Or should I just give in to the lure of the doughnut (and pizza, and burritos, and CAKE) as my friends tell me?
Edit: I realised it might help if I posted what I've been eating. So, over the past month or so, a 'good' and 'bad' day (in paleo terms) look like below, although in reality most days are somewhere between the two. I've also been supplementing with Vit D, a pregnancy probiotic and folic acid:
Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs on a slice of wholegrain toast. Another slice w/ marmite and almond butter
OR 'porridge' made w/ quinoa and almond milk w/ seeds + blueberries and banana
Lunch: Homemade soup (parsnip and pea, or rice-based) + tuna or chicken salad
Aternoon snack: Apple, pear, some almond or cashew butter
Snack while making dinner: carrots and humus
Supper: Roast chicken w/ broccoli, carrot and parsnip mash
Dried figs and perhaps a bit of chocolate after
Breakfast: Granola w/ almond milk, blueberries and banana
Mid-morning snack: Couple of slices of toast w/ jam and/or marmite and almond butter
Afternoon snack: Some sort of cake
Evening meal: Pizza/ pasta