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I’m currently pregnant with baby # 7 and I’m always starving in my first tri. I don’t worry about it. I have had 6 healthy babies and no pain meds and I think it’s because I’m well nourished.
I thought I would post a typical day’s diet for her…
Breakfast: some combo of: oatmeal with fruit and butter, sausage or bacon, spelt or rice bread toast with jelly/honey and butter, homemade granola (oats, coconut oil, sugar, nuts, raisins) with almond milk, orange juice
Lunch: green salad with avocado (she loves salads), olive oil dressing, olive oil potato chips, fruit, tuna, hummus with spelt or rice bread, homemade soup (usually vegetable or turkey), rice, leftover dinner
Snack: olive oil potato chips, dried or fresh fruit, cookies (TJ’s Snickerdoodles, Pamela’s GF or homemade), fruit puree/applesauce, “veggie chips”, homemade jello, granola bar (oats, nuts, dried fruit, honey, coconut)
Dinner: turkey or pork loin, salmon, shrimp or other fish/shellfish, rice, veggies cooked in butter, paella, turkey-broth based soup, beans (black beans, pintos)
Dessert: baked apples or pears, coconut “ice cream”, coconut rice pudding, dark chocolate, homemade cookies
What do you think? Should I be worried about too much A.A/vegetable/seed oils?January 3, 2014 at 11:17 pm in reply to: Child Diagnosed w/ Multiple Food Allergies – help! #14482
I bought some triphala… she can’t swallow pills, so I’ll have to figure out a way to get it in her. Perhaps it’s pleasant tasting since it’s “three fruits”?
The dog idea… I’m pretty sure my parent’s dogs have licked her, but just in case I’ll mention the idea! :-)January 3, 2014 at 11:15 pm in reply to: Child Diagnosed w/ Multiple Food Allergies – help! #14481
Thanks Amy. I’ve had good experiences with a homeopath in the past, so I will keep that in mind.
To clarify, her allergies aren’t life-threatening. They did show up on blood work however, and I’m seeing positive changes in her personality since she’s been on the elimination diet. She’s calmed down, and is kinder to her younger sister. She has fewer tummyaches (I’ve been letting her have butter, may have to quit that!).December 27, 2013 at 4:11 pm in reply to: Child Diagnosed w/ Multiple Food Allergies – help! #14351
oops.. add peanuts. also allergic to peanuts (not life-threatening)
Oh man, I don’t know how I missed that! Thanks!
Doing some further digging into his blog, a few things come to mind. I can certainly understand the desire to occasionally opt out of eating. I cook 3 meals a day for my family (of 9), and while I enjoy the activity, it does get tiresome every once in awhile. But I find it hard to understand how a young bachelor would feel that he’s spending too much time and money on food. Really? I could feed him well on $40 a week, cooking in one 1-2 hour session weekly. I wonder if his dislike of this aspect of self care isn’t a type of acedia or depression.
Also, I suspect he may have some type of celiac or gluten intolerance. He says his lifelong skin issues and Keratosis Pilaris cleared up on the Soylent (which is gluten free). If that’s the case, the gluten could have also caused the “brain fog” which he says lifted in his first weeks on the stuff.
Still pretty intrigued by this…
And I don’t mean to sound insensitive to your plight. Could this be hormonal, some women become hypothyroid postpartum
I agree with Gina. Up the calories. And breastfeeding does not stress the body any more than sex or any other activity that feels lovely and promotes the continuation of the species :-)
And I am a mom. Of 7. With 15 years of breastfeeding experience. Sitting in a chair and lifting your shirt is not stressful :)