“We are only as healthy as our Mother’s womb” -Chris Kresser
Here's my plea, is anyone else out there pregnant, paleo and attempting to be low-FODMAP? I want to talk to you! What do you eat for carbs? I'm also nightshade free and I'm finding myself relying heavily on green plantains when I can find them. That being said, I have NO idea how to prepare them other then fried into chips, which I have to tell you is absolutely amazing for me. Crunchy, salty, carbohydrate hit.
Why am I doing this to myself during my late second trimester?
Because frankly, I feel better (aside from unsatisfied at times) when I eat a low-FODMAP diet. I have way less pain (zero really, versus the mild pain I have if I eat a 'no-no'). The baby seems more comfortable too. I figured it out probably a little over a month ago. My ribs being messed with was a result of the baby telling me to "cut that out" ... literally. I did have a hot dog with home made mustard for lunch today, it just looked so good and suspect my discomfort is the mild dose of nightshades I got.
I am slowly figuring this FODMAP thing out but also find it very restrictive, specifically in the carbohydrate department. I should probably start snacking more on berries but all I want is raspberries. Oranges are good every now and then but I don't care for banana's at all. Most the other fruit I like is a no-go on the low-FODMAP diet and makes me uncomfortable. I have noticed however that I can consume (and in mass quantities if I so desire) coconut kefir with no problem but coconut milk bugs me.
So again, is there anyone out there? I have reached out on several different boards with no luck. Perhaps someone will find me and we can share ideas?
I did make a sour kefir coconut cream dip today to go with my fried plantains and it was absolutely divine!
Hi there, Wysteria here. I will be writing as regularly as possible on behalf of my family and regarding our adventures in farming, food, health and things of the like. My interest range widely and my brain wanders far. Namaste.