(Closed) Paleo and Pregnancy

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
174 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I know nothing about the paleo/primal lifestyle so I don’t know if my suggestions are good ones or not…

I really like to snack on almonds… I eat the whole natural ones

I love any kind of fruit right now especially pineapple, strawberries, apples and oranges

Cheese with wheat thins

& I like to make smoothies from frozen fruit and skim milk!

You could also try mashed cauliflower … I’ve never eaten or made it but I know a lot of people say it tastes just like mashed potatoes… I dunno though!!

Post # 4
743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t know that much about the paleo diet (just the very basics that I have heard from other people), but have you talked to your Dr about you being on the paleo diet?  Speaking as a paleontologist……..back in the day when people *realy* ate a ‘paleo diet,’ infant mortality was a LOT higher than it is today….today we have nutritionalists and neo-natal vitamens (etc., etc.) so ask your doctor what you should be eating…….and keep youself healthy!!!

Post # 6
772 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Many women relax paleo in pregnancy to include tubers like sweet potatoes, yams, and even white rice.  I would do what you are comfortable with.  I think as long as you eat whole foods, you are fine. 

I will also eat paleo for pregnancy, and think it is the best way to go given the rising rate of gestational diabetes.  But I will up my fruit intake and likely add potatos. 

I will try to continue avoiding gluten, so mac and cheese would be out, but I have made home made mac and cheese using cauliflower instead of pasta (this is a typical english dish from what I have heard).  It tastes great, is still gluten free, and it hits that comfort food spot.  

Also, there are some great sites for paleo kids.  Most of them incorporate more sweet potatos and starches for their growing bodies.  

I’m sure you will get some pushback, but a paleo diet can be really good for breastfeeding since paleo/primal diet doesn’t shun healthy fat.  Some women who have ended up donating milk (stored pumped milk they didn’t use) got great feedback from the donation centers and their milk was in demand due to the fat content and profile. 

Post # 7
186 posts
Blushing bee

I eat paleo as well except I do eat some dairy. My favorite snack is ham (nitrate free Boars Head makes it) rolled up in a slice of raw cheddar cheese. It’s so delicious!

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