Hi! I was keto and on and off carnivore for a while and then I got pregnant (yay!) I had been having trouble conceiving and then I went carnivore for the longest stretch in one go I had done (~2months) and BAM! Pregnant. I tried to stay on it but I was SO SICK you guys. I was also scared it meant something was wrong and that I might hurt the baby. I thought getting off it would help. BIG MISTAKE. It was worse…waaaaaay worse but I felt stuck at that point. I was so nauseous I just ate what I could stomach because I was also ravenously hungry. Yay fun pregnancy symptoms!
Anyway I gave birth naturally to a healthy and GIGANTIC baby boy. I gained so much weight this pregnancy too so I have a bit to lose now, I’m a little under 5ft tall and my baby was 8.5 lbs! I want to blame carbs but maybe I should blame my 6’1’’ husband Babe is a bit over 6months now. I wanted to get back on the wagon sooner but I was distracted by the babe and not sleeping ! He is sleeping through the night as of 2 weeks ago so I have willpower to devote to this now. I am excited to get started again, plan is starting keto with limited veg and going to taper off into carnivore in the New Year I think. I want to really stay focused now because we want a big family (this babe is my 2nd, we want 4-6) and I feel it was a really big mistake (or a missed steak? badum tsss) to think getting off would help me. The doctors talk like you’re killing yourself and hurting your babe if you don’t get your 5 a day and though I didn’t tell the docs what I was doing (they were just giving me the general eat “healthy” foods spiel because of my nausea). I was scared especially since the nausea was so bad I thought it was my fault. Turns out my diet had been making it better than it would have been. Live and learn! Next time I will stay strong and not doubt myself. We want to try again when babe is 1yrs old and I want to feel comfortable in the diet when we do. So yeah I want to float around on the boards here a bit to stay motivated. I find it easy to stay on once I’m on but I always find getting on hard. Kelly Hogan and Charlene Anderson are my super carnivore mom motivation too! I’d appreciate cheer leading, I’ll cheer lead you too! We can get back on, anyone who is here, ignore the Christmas cookies, they aren’t that good anyway (admit it, if you can only have 1 food the rest of your life regardless of health, you would take the steak over the cookie right?) and you know you will have a tummy ache because 1 always leads to 10! Don’t do it! See ya around!