One of the blessings of being on a gluten free diet (and needing to be on one!) is that most of the foods I eat, do not pack on the pounds for me. Even though most of my foods are higher in fat and sugar, my body/metabolism seems to chemically break down these easily.
As of June 12th, I was down from a 170lbs to 127.8lbs.
Now as of September 5th, I’ve found that my appetite has increased. My husband and I rarely have leftovers unless we make enough TO have leftovers when before, I’d eat half a plate and be done. Now, I have at least two or three plates worth of food. I snack daily, take my prenatals, and my Zoloft.
I try to stay away from anything with gluten in it, of course, though there have been a few more slip ups than normal. It’s just so hard to say no when work brings in tons of food, that I can’t eat, while being pregnant!! But even with the few slip ups, I weighed in at 134.6lbs today.
At nearly 16 weeks, putting on a total of 7lbs is not bad. I also feel better knowing that because of my diet, I know I will drop any baby weight that I do gain. So far, most of my weight has been put on in the belly which is good (vs all over) but also makes me nervous because I feel more like a pot belly pig than a pregnant woman =)
My main diet consists of 3 to 4 cups of fruits and veggies a day, 4 servings of protien, 1 to 2 cups of dairy, 3 to 4 cups of carbs/grains. For example, my lunch today is:
– Greek salad with feta and greek olives
– Home made Chili
– A peach
– An Apple
– A string cheese stick
– A gluten free Udi’s blueberry Muffin
Yesterday, I had:
– Home made gluten-free apple crisp
– Home made gluten-free mac and cheese
– 2 bowls of Trix
– A peach
– An apple
– 1 bowl of home made chili (red kidney beans, hamburg, whole tomatoes, green and red peppers)
– potato salad
– Sour patch kids =)
I feel this keeps me pretty full and less likely to get hungry/nauseous during the day! Have a fantastic Wednesday everyone!