(Closed) giving up pasta

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have never heard that, and I have had 2 succesful pregnancies.  By that thinking you would have to not eat bread or any carbs (including fruit) since they would all increase your blood sugar.  All things in moderation- just dont go crazy on it.  I was sad to give up deli meat when I was pregnant.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I haven’t heard that either. I know that you should eat carbs in moderation, as that can affect gestational diabetes, but I don’t think you have to cut it out entirely. Just be sure to balance with veggies, fruits, and other food groups!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I have never heard that. It sounds crazy. Are you prone to gestational diabetes? If not, I wouldn’t worry about this and just go with your doctor’s recommendations. If you’re still worried, there is low-carb pasta, too.

When I started TTC, I read all those crazy articles about what you should avoid when TTC in order to not harm a potential baby that I started wondering how mankind survived and thrived for thousands of years.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’ve significantly cut my grain intake (I’m eating mostly “primal” now). Not for TTC or pregnancy, but for health in general. Humans are not designed to eat grains, we cannot even digest them unless they are ground/cooked first.

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/why-grains-are-unhealthy/

 

Here’s what I’ve started using as a substitute for pasta: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/low-carb-pasta-substitute/

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

lol….I ate dry (no sauce) pasta the entire week 10 of pregnancy. All I wanted to eat!

I have definitely not heard of that and Darling Husband and I love our pasta….unless you’re at greater risk and have been advised by doctor….I wouldn’t change your habits!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

If I were you, I wouldn’t stress about cutting anything out of your diet unless your doctor specifically tells you to.  You can read that just about anything is bad for your during pregnancy on the internet.  I saw a site that said fruits & veggies and light exercise should be avoided….. what?!:)

Eating a regular, balanced diet with all the food groups is advisable unless you have a specific condition, in which case your doctor should tell you how to adapt your diet.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@MRSLMA:  “You can read that just about anything is bad for your during pregnancy on the internet.”

Seriously.  If you go by all the recommendations out there, it seems that pregnant women should be on bedrest with feeding tubes before they even conceive.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@AprilJo2011:  LOL- love it! Dr. Google (and the internet in general) can be such a baaaddddd thing for those of us TTC, right?!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@MRSLMA:  OMG, yes!  I hate Google!  I had to stop searching for early pregnancy signs because in every TWW, I convinced myself that I was pregnant. Poking in my lady parts? Pregnant! Increased appetite? Pregnant! No appetite? Pregnant! No symptoms at all? Pregnant!  Soo bad, lol!

@anotherbee:  You’re eating healthy and taking good care of yourself.  That’s the best thing you can do for yourself and your future baby! No need to deprive yourself of the little joys. 🙂  Good luck!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

This is cray. I’m not pregnant, but I have a feeling that when am, you will have to pry pasta out of my cold, dead hands.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

 Much like I also eat paleo/primal, which means I don’t eat  grains (among other things). I’m Italian, so I thought it would be difficult, but it really hasn’t been. I usually make pasta for Darling Husband and zucchini ribbons sauteed in a little olive oil and topped with sauce (or whatever I’m putting on the pasta) for me.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Dr. Google got his medical degree from an online university. I wouldn’t trust him to tell me what to eat while pregnant. 🙂

This is definitely a “doctor knows best” type of issue.

 

 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I similarly LOVE pasta–I would eat it for every meal if I could! but for weight loss purposes have been trying to ease up– so now I just eat smaller portions (like 2 oz at a time–I used to eat like 2x that in one sitting!). Also, the barilla plus kind has protein in it, so is more filling and is less bad than straight up carby-goodness. I’m skeptical about the relationship btw pasta and ttc, but those are my pasta and weight loss tips…

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