I’ve started another Whole 30. With my last baby, I saw an increase in milk supply when I did the Whole 30. I consumed plenty of carbs from produce (mainly sweet potato and squash) along with healthy fats. I have not been successful so far with this baby- every time I attempt to get on track with a lower carb plan, my milk supply took a hit. I think that was due to timing- last time, my baby was 9 months old before I started and now, Elizabeth Joy will be 9 months in just days. (I also lost 25lbs in about two months!)
I know that our bodies do not require grains (despite popular medical and nutrition advice). Just read Grain Brain and Wheat Belly for a better look at our bodies and grains. Yikes! But, like most humans… I like my carbs. However, they do not like me. I’ve gained considerable weight since my little one was born and I’m tired all the time! I’m also experiencing major flares of my neurological system. We don’t know what is going on yet- but it bares a lot of resemblance to MS symptoms. I’m in the wait and see phase…
So- what am I eating?
Lots of veggies including sweet potato, squash, greens, cabbage, carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower.
Minimal fruit- apple or berries
Protein- meat primarily because eggs are currently on my no list– although I am experimenting with adding them in.
Healthy fats- olive oil (raw), avocado oil (cooking), pastured butter (cooking or raw), coconut oil (cooking or raw), pastured lard (cooking)
Dates & coconut milk (minimal- coconut milk is iffy for me right now).
Coffee with heavy cream… because right now, I just can’t NOT have coffee.
A typical person could add nuts and seeds to this list… but sadly, they are on my no list also. I may try macadamia nuts and sunflower seeds in the near future.
Here’s hoping this all works out! My goals are to maintain milk supply, lose weight, and feel better!