Sunday, May 1, 2011

I once was lost...

but I'm back. Well, back as much as I was here before, which isn't much. Too much cooking to do! Oh, and there's this whole thing called work, too.

Ok, world, I think I'm ready to admit it for posterity. In case you didn't figure it out, your favorite sarcastic celiac is preggo.

Yep. One month of my new diet and BAM!! Oops.

I stuck with the "SCD/GAPS/pas de nightshades diet" for about a month after I was expecting, then had to give it up. Why?

Because sometimes, meat makes a preggers person want to throw up. And broccoli has a distinctive flavor of Mr. Clean. (not kidding). There was something about chicken, especially dark meat, that smelled like rot.

Plus, there was one day when I just hadn't eaten enough, and I got a terrible migraine aura. Freaked me out entirely. It had been awhile since the last one (years), so I was wondering if I was having a stroke... luckily, I figured it out before rushing to the ER, but not til after scaring my husband to death. The carrots and an orange I'd eaten that afternoon just hadn't cut it.

So that's when I started eating bad things like pasta, potatoes, tomatoes, even some sugar. I still stuck to whole foods as much as possible. The first trimester was basically me fighting cravings for things that I was unwilling to chance. I did give in to the chocolate chip cookies at one point though. (See previous post)

We're working on week 23 at this point, just for a frame of reference. The cravings/aversions aren't as bad. Things seem to be going ok other than the residual fatigue. (That I was JUST starting to get rid of by doing my diet... sigh...).

So anyway, I may post meal ideas and what I'm eating at the moment. I'll warn you though, it may have nothing to do with GAPS/SCD, and it may include nightshades. In fact, cooked tomatoes don't seem to bother me too much, so I've been doing a LOT of pizza and pasta. With cheese.

Well, that's my story. I'm sticking to it. Have a great week!


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