07-28-2007, 12:15 PM
:confused: I HAD been raw since March. I was feeling awesome and really had no cravings for SAD food, UNTIL now and I am also about 9 weeks pregnant. The awful nausea set in real bad the last week and I find my normal raw fare unpalatable. Salads make me wanna gag and i can just about get my smoothie down. I feel hungover and crave starchy bland things. So I have eaten them....too many for my liking and I am feeling not so good. I reallllly hope the next few weeks bring relief and I can get back on my rawsome way of life. Has anyone out there experienced this or are any of you raw preggie girls going through it at all? It is very disappointing, although I rememberShazzie saying she had the same problem even after 4 years!!! I wqonder why the body would do this? Any input or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
07-28-2007, 12:28 PM
Hey there...I experienced the exact same thing. I was sailing along just fine until I got pregnant, and then for some reason all of a sudden everything was foreign. I always laughingly tell people (but half serious) that it's like I have an alien in my body all of a sudden. Everything I used to like, I don't anymore.
So what I did, is I focused on what I was craving and let myself have that. Like I ate alot of pineapple, cut into chunks and icy cold from the fridge. I never ate that before. Green smoothies were harder too, but I just found that I had to change everything and try new things.
To be honest, I haven't been 100% raw this entire pregnancy. At first I was really bummed, and "Fell off the wagon" so to speak, lots of times. The main thing I decided was that this is a JOURNEY and compared to how I've eaten during ALL of the rest of my pregnancies, it was way way more healthy. I stopped beating myself up for giving in here & there, and tried to at least go all day with maybe one meal of SAD if I absolutely had to.
I also didn't eat healthy SAD, sometimes it was chips that I just couldn't resist, other times Taco Bell (yes, I know!). Now I'm at 21 weeks and my pregnancy body has never been better. I actually smile when I look in the mirror and I used to hate the mirror during pregnancy.
So far it's been a very easy pregnancy - I didn't get as sick as I always do with every one of my other pregnancies, and I barely remember that I'm pregnant unless I look in the mirror. I'm not into pregnancy clothes yet!
So what I'm saying is give yourself a break - try your absolute best, but don't beat yourself up if you weren't 100% raw yesterday, or today. Keep starting each new day as if it's "day 1 of 30 days raw" and you'll do so well.
Now that I'm past the nausea part it's much easier...although I still haven't made it 30 days raw in a row this pregnancy yet. I'm not focusing on low fat, or anything really - my focus is entirely on being 100% raw no matter what I eat, even if it's tons of nuts.
I hope that helps some - seems like I was just where you are, and it does get better! I'm excited to see how the second half of my pregnancy goes - especially & including the birth on a raw diet. :D
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