Okay, so my weight gain has been more than I had anticipated, so I'm going to try to get stricter with my diet. Had a bit of a wake-up call this morning when I stepped on the scale and it has me at 12lbs. up from my pre-pregnancy weight and I want to only be at about 8lbs. at this point.

Meal Plan
B - 12oz. milk (2%), 1/2 can tuna (w/ 1/2tbs. mayo, 1tsp. mustard), 1 whole wheat english muffin
S - 2c. green & red grapes
L - 2 roasted chicken wings, blueberry greek yogurt (Oikos), 12 almonds
S - 2 cheese sticks, 1c. roasted garbanzo beans (olive oil, salt, cajun seasoning), 4 squares 60% chocolate, a few dried apple pieces
D - Jalapeno hamburger patty (2 mini w/2tbs. steak sauce), braised cabbage w/bacon (cooked with lemon juice, honey, chicken stock), 4oz. pineapple OJ

Calories = 1,997
Carbs = 214g (40%)
Fat = 86g (36%)
Protein = 128g (24%)

My main pitfall lately (other than soda & eating out) has been eating in the evenings, for some reason I just get RAVENOUS around dinner-time and it carries over into a later evening snack (that is usually very unhealthy).

Well, went a bit outside my meal "plan" a bit. Super hungry around 4-5pm, so that's when all the snacking happened. I need to figure out a way to get more calories without having a ridiculous amount of carbs. This has been my biggest challenge. From various websites, it looks like I need to be getting between 2,100 - 2,400 calories a day, but I can only afford to eat so much meat. I guess I could add in nuts, but for some reason they are NOT AT ALL appealing right now.


{ Don } at: March 12, 2010 at 4:42 PM said...

Hi Kate,

Looking at your meal plan it doesn't look paleo at all. There is no dairy, no blueberry muffins, and no garbanzo beans on the paleo diet. Any diet with dairy is only a paleo-inspired diet.

One thing I see it you aren't eating much food. One does not count calories on the paleo diet. One eats when one is hungry, and stops eating when one is full. And there is nothing in the paleo plan that says you can't eat in the evening. It is perfectly natural to want to nap after eating, so no reason not to eat and then go to bed.

If you want to be satiated you need to increase protein and fat. I eat large meals and don't snack.

To substitute for your yogurt, look for the plain So Delicious coconut yogurt made by Turtle Mountain.

Don from http://paleodiet.com/

{ Kate } at: March 12, 2010 at 8:19 PM said...

Hey Don, thanks for the comment! You are correct, I'm not eating paleo right now. I'm just trying to curb the junk food & get on a healthier eating plan, not going for strict paleo.

Not sure where you saw blueberry muffins, but that sounds good:)haha.

I'm counting calories b/c I'm trying to keep my pregnancy weight gain in line and without this, I lose control a bit.

Thanks for stopping by, though! I'm hoping in 6 months or so (once baby is born) I'll be back to a strict(er) paleo diet.


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