Information and support for low carb and gluten free eating.

CAD

Getting Started

I've given this a lot of thought. I'm 22 weeks into my pregnancy and I know without a doubt that I feel better and have more focus when I moderate my carbohydrate intake. The sugar cravings go away and I have a lot more energy.

I read CAD sometime last year but never committed to it. It seemed like a very reasonable plan and I wish I had stuck with it instead of letting myself go. Well, today is a new day! I have decided to do a loose version of CAD while I'm pregnant. As long as my doctor doesn't have issue with my weight then I will continue. I don't doubt that the program is healthy for me and the baby.

My loose version will go as follows:

1. 3 meals per day; no snacking in between

2. 2 CMs and 1 RM (dinner mostly)

3. RM foods I will allow during CMs in moderation: avocado, full-fat yogurt, raw carrots, tomatoes, onions, and raw nuts (as condiment)

As for exercise, I've been consistently walking three days per week and doing a toning routine 2 days per week. I'll continue with that for as long as I can.

I hope to document my progress here and maybe encourage someone else.

Dealing with others opinions and questions

How do you deal with people who always scrutinize and question what you eat? How do you deal with people who may see you eat a dessert and cringe but they don't know it's part of your plan? Do you share with others what you are doing?

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