Monday, November 9, 2009

In Which I Drink Chalky Liquids

For the past couple of months, my weight has been yo-yo'ing up and down -- I gain a lot during the 2WW and then have to lose it all before the next cycle. In order to get past that, I'm going to try something new. Well, I've done it before, but this time it's sort of different.

Anyways, remember how I started seeing a nutritionist for fertility and did a detox diet and lost about 25 pounds earlier of this year? Well, my nutritionist moved and I had completed the detox and then I started cycling, so I was just eating like normal (normal for me, not normal for average humans). Guess what? I gained weight. duh. Then, we got pregnant, had a miscarriage, waited to cycle again, yada, yada, yada. I went low carb for the few weeks before the next IUI, then would gain the wait back, then lose, etc., etc.

So, I'm trying to get off that train. There's a new nutritionist in town (read: my integrative care for fertility place) and I'm starting a new and improved, fertility-friendly detox with her. "Fertility-friendly" in that you can be on this while cycling, even while pregnant.

It's a lot of cutting out of bad foods and incorporating good foods and drinking supplements and downing vitamins.

What I'm On:
-My standard happy pills (1/day)
-Prenatals (6 horse pills/day)
-Vitamin D (2/day)
-Probiotics (1/day)
-Chalky Liquid shake #1 (Nutritional Support for Healthy Body Composition) (2/day)
-Chalky Liquid shake #2 (Organic Superfruits and Greens dietary supplement) (1/day)

Food I Can Eat:
-All fruits and vegetables
-All beans and legumes (except soy)
-Rice, oats, quinoa, amaranth, teff, buckwheat
-Lean proteins (chicken, fish, lamb, turkey, small amounts of lean red meat)
-Healthy oils (olive, flaxseed, sesame, almond, pumpkin, etc.)
-Condiments (vegetable salt, sea salt, vinegar, tamari, herbs & spices, brown rice syrup, fruit sweetener, stevia, limited amounts of honey)
-Herbal tea, non-caffeinated tea, green tea
-Water, unsweetened juice

Foods I Am Not Eating:
-Wheat & Gluten
-Standard Bad Foods (anything fried, processed or fried & processed)


m said...

So cool! I was wondering if any DC folks were going to go there! Eager to hear what you think.

Food plan looks totally sound and semi-rational. That being said, not sure if I could follow it to the T. Because whenever I tell myself I can't do something, damn if I don't feel a need to rebel. Against myself. Ridiculous.

Good luck!

Amy said...

There is a Pulling Down the Moon here as well, and I've thought about going there. I'll be interested to follow along and see how you like it.

Melissa G said...

That seems like a pretty reasonable diet. Good for you, you've been really proactive about all this. I know it's not easy.

P.S. Paper. Snow. A GHOST!

Hope.Faith.Patience said...

Good for you! I hope it goes well :-) The chalky liquid shake doesn't sound to appetising but i'm sure it's great for you! Do they give you some recipes to use?
All the best!!!

LJ said...

Go you, I'm way impressed. I could give up a lot of food, even coffee, since I only started drinking that a few years ago, but you rock the house actually DOING it. You rock the house anyhow as well, but you super rock for this.

Photogrl said...

Sounds totally doable...

Can't wait to see how it works for you!

Anonymous said...

Good for you! I'd say it sounds like a manageable meal plan but that would mean nothing come from me. Good luck with it! Can you put some berries or mango in those chalky drinks???

Noelle said...

Oohhh...I can't wait to find out how this works for you! I am so tired of my weight yo-yo'ing. This detox sounds really good! I did weight watchers and lost a lot of weight, but many times it just wasn't healthy. I still wasn't getting enough fruits or vegetables. Anyway, keep us posted! I need all of the encouragement I can get.

I think that it is very smart to go to a nutritionist. That is a great idea.

By the way...happy pills are part of my daily diet too :)

Anonymous said...

Good luck girl- I hope this works for you!! I am going to the doc next week to get my happy pills. I definately need them. Like yesterday. :)

AmandaMqn said...

I am very impressed and admire your resolve! Naturally, everything you are not eating is my favorite thing to eat, ever. ; )

Nominated you for an award on my blog!

AJ said...

you are a brave woman! I thought I was being brave by going vegetarian... I couldn't imagine a mostly vegan diet! YIPES! Good luck! Sounds healthy!