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Any pregnant low carbers out there?

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Jellybellyrbest Wed 16-Oct-13 14:38:14

Obviously I don't mean hardcore, but I'm addicted to sugary carbs & I have put almost 1 stone on already. I'm trying to think of ways to improve my diet & having read Dr Briffa & lurked on lots of these threads I do believe low carbing is healthy. Just a bit concerned starting whilst pregnant.....

projectbabyweight Sat 19-Oct-13 12:39:16

Sorry, I'm not pregnant at the moment. But I stayed low carb (my usual woe) for my first pregnancy, and didn't for my second pregnancy.

The differences with a low carb diet were no heartburn and about a stone less weight gain. Also I had much more energy. Wish I'd done the same the second time, than I wouldn't still have a stone to lose after nearly a year.

As long as you're getting lots of meat, fish, fruit (I still ate fruit) & veg, nuts etc I don't see how it can be unhealthy. I mean, how can bread, pasta and the like be essential if humans lived without them for umm, not sure, but "some" thousands of years?

Go for it smile

Jellybellyrbest Tue 22-Oct-13 22:43:00

Thanks Project! Common sense is telling me it's more likely to be better for both baby & me than what I'm currently doing!!

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