Please don't follow a low carb diet when your pregnant. You will gain weight with pregnancy. You cannot avoid this. I understand wanting to eat healthy and gain a healthy amount of weight but restricting carbs is not good for you or the baby right now. Instead try incorporation complex carbs such as whole grain, fruits vegetables and beans. Your body needs MORE crabs while pregnant. If you cant eat meat, try getting your protein from beans and yogurts. You said you can do ground beef, what about ground turkey? Try making chilis, whole grain pasta with fresh veggies, salads with veggies and nuts, thai lettuce wraps....also if you have so many aversions I would try drinking ensure to be sure you are getting all proper nutrients. Maybe you could research healthy vegetarian recipes.
I don't LC just to lose weight. I do it for energy, to prevent migraines and to just feel better. Your theories about needing carbs are common, but not necessarily factual. You don't need bread or pasta. Plus, I never said anything about not eating veggies and fruits. In fact, I actually mentioned my way of eating including veggies.
When I feel healthiest is when I'm eating lean meats, veggies and dairy. That's a perfectly healthy diet. (And by "diet," i mean "way of eating," so please don't get bent out of shape about the word. It doesn't mean restrictive.)
Totally agree with you MrsR. To say that your body NEEDS carbs (I presume Kimmie meant grains) is completely untrue. Just try to hang in there and eat as best you can. You know how much better you feel when you eat right.
All of what both of you said. I am a newly diagnosed diabetic, and I actually was not put on my "diabetic diet" until I was pregnant. I have been eating less carbs during this pregnancy than pretty much any other time in my life, and while I did lose a considerable amount of weight during my first trimester, my doctors were all actually happy about it. You don't NEED grains, you can get all your carbs from fruits, veggies, nuts, dairy, etc. and be just fine. I do still consume all forms of carbs in moderation, but I personally believe that loading up on carbs throughout pregnancy is NOT a good thing. Even if you are not diabetic, or even gestational diabetic, it still can't be good for your blood sugar to eat a high carb diet. I eat low carb, but very high protein and I occasionally indulge in higher fat choices, and my baby is very healthy, and my blood sugar is steadily great.
As far as low carb diet options, I'm not sure about filtering your search results to avoid chicken, but I've had a lot of luck with great recipes on Pinterest, as well as this site:
I have other sites I visit, but I'm on my phone right now and can't remember any!