Have I ever mentioned that I have food issues?
I mean I LOVE food! The more flavor the better!
I love food too much!
…but my digestive system is pickier than a three year old!
If you’ve followed me long, you know I have had Type 1 Diabetes for almost 25 years, and I’ve had Celiac Disease for around 20 years, and that cuts out about 70% of anything the regular American diet includes.
Well this pregnancy has made it much, much worse!
In addition to my typical no gluten diet, I am now on a no dairy, no brown rice, no quinoa, and no caffeine diet.
(I’m still weeping about the caffeine part)
So….what the heck do I eat?
I decided to try to eat more Alkaline, in hopes of healing my body…and honestly, I hoped a bi-product would be to not gain 60 lbs during this pregnancy.
As a Registered Dietitian, this is what I came up with for the specifics.
Stuff I can’t eat due to my digestive system:
No quinoa, gluten, brown rice, oats, caffeine, and very, very LOW dairy.
Healthy stuff I added:
No sugar, no butter, chips, nothing processed, (if an ingredient isn’t something I would cook with in my kitchen, then nope).
Very low meat.
Low meat mostly because I’m one of those weird people who has never liked meat and would pick all the hamburger out of my casseroles
as a child (Except bacon. I mean who doesn’t like bacon). Using vegetable protein instead of animal protein is also a healthy choice and encourages me to eat more beans, legumes, tofu, nuts, seeds, broccoli, spinach etc.
Side note: this is the beef (pun intended) that I have with the Paleo diet. The site has two pictures of bacon….because they think it’s that good for you, but won’t let you eat beans! Seriously….how do they decide on this stuff? Beans and legumes are really, really good for you people! …and I’m truly sad to say, that bacon is not.
…sorry I digressed,
What else? Eating vegetables daily without cooking them, or eating them less cooked to save more of the vitamins.
So, are you asking what on earth I could be eating?
The answer is yummy stuff!