Nausea/morning sickness and staying Paleo

For me, it hit on the dot at 7 weeks.  The interesting thing for me is that what I feel isn’t what I would exactly call nausea.  I envisioned feeling like I am about to vomit.  Thankfully, I haven’t vomited yet.  The sick feeling that I do feel is more of a heaviness in my stomach.  When I have it, I’m not really sure what I’m feeling- I can’t tell if I’m full or hungry, having indigestion or what.  It’s just a gross feeling.  So far it hasn’t been as bad as it is for some of my patients, so I’m hoping it stays that way.

On the Paleo front, it’s not surprising that meat is generally unpalatable.  The good news is that fruits and vegetables are ok, so at least I’m still eating plenty of those.  But I’m definitely more inclined towards carbs.  I’m doing my best to stick to Paleo-friendly carbs.  Right now, Inka (plantain) Chips and taro chips are my best friends.

And cheese!  I don’t know why cheese is so tasty now.  I’ve always loved cheese, but now I’m all about the Laughing Cow Babybel cheeses that come in the little wax packages.  And my all time favorite is Fromager d’Affinois.  If you like soft cheese like brie, you have to try it!

The other side of feeling queasy much of the time is that I feel less inclined to exercise.  My attitude right now is that I want to try to exercise when I can- at least going for a 30 min walk outside or on a treadmill- but that I should also be nice to myself.  If I’m feeling bad, it’s probably best not to push myself.  I don’t want to veer completely the other way and be a total lazy ass, either.  But hopefully once I start feeling better in the 2nd trimester, I can ramp up my workouts.


2 thoughts on “Nausea/morning sickness and staying Paleo

  1. sarah (SHU) March 1, 2015 / 4:59 pm

    just wanted to say hi as another paleo-minded medical professional (practicing pediatric endocrinologist). i think you do an excellent job of presenting relevant research and avoiding a lot of the pseudoscience that is out there (and often sounds splashier than the real stuff). just wanted to say i appreciate it and that i believe the ranks of paleoMDs will be growing over the next few years!!


    • Paleo OB March 7, 2015 / 7:52 am

      Thanks! Appreciate the kind comments from another Paleo doc!


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