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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is this WOE safe while I'm breastfeeding or pregnant?

A: The number one answer is to check with your doctor. Problem is that when most docs hear low-carb, they think no-carb, so do your best to explain how you are still getting all your food groups. Here's what some members have to say.


You need to check with your doctor, but here's an idea
(Annette - school_sec)

Write out some sample daily menu's of what and how you would eat on this woe and see if you can incorporate all you've been told to include as a breastfeeding mother. If you can do that, then take those sample menus with you when you go see your doctor so he/she can see exactly what you're asking.


Old-fashioned wisdom - WOE worked
(Jacquie - jacquie_99)

I asked the family doc how to eat with my first pregnancy. His response was "that baby needs lots of protein and calcium to build muscles, bones and cells. Meat, cheese, veggies and fruit will do just fine. It will put on a little fat all by itself - you do not need to eat sweets and starches". Result - 9.4 baby boy, I gained 22 lbs, lost it all by 6 week checkup. Same with 2nd son - 8.10 (a week early) 30 lbs. Good luck.


I agree with them, you should check with your Dr.
(Raquel - raque2000)

But I really don't see what could be wrong about this WOE during pregnancy. To tell you the truth, aside from all the bread, cakes and pasta I used to eat, everything else is very similar to my former diet which I had during all three of my pregnancies. Lots of meats, cheese, veggies and salads, who needs white flour and sugar anyway (LOL)!

 

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