1 quart (or 32 ounces) whole milk daily, preferably raw and from pasture-fed cows (learn more about raw milk on our website, A Campaign for Real Milk, www.realmilk.com)
4 tablespoons butter daily, preferably from pasture-fed cows
2 or more eggs daily, preferably from pastured chickens
Additional egg yolks daily, added to smoothies, salad dressings, scrambled eggs, etc.
Fresh seafood, 2-4 times per week, particularly wild salmon, shellfish and fish eggs
Fresh beef or lamb daily, always consumed with the fat
2 tablespoons coconut oil daily, used in cooking or smoothies, etc.
Lacto-fermented condiments and beverages
Bone broths used in soups, stews and sauces
Fresh vegetables and fruits
- Trans fatty acids (e.g., hydrogenated oils)
- Junk foods
- Commercial fried foods
- White flour
- Soft drinks
- Drugs (even prescription drugs)
I would change a few things here:
*Sometimes raw milk doesn’t work well for pregnant women, or having 32 oz. is a lot. I would recommend drinking SOME but perhaps not that much.
*Plenty of fresh, purified water each day
*Kombucha (if tolerated and you’ve started prior to pregnancy)
*2 – 4 eggs each day or more if desired; extra egg yolks if you desired (raw is good)
*At least 4 tbsp. saturated fat, in the form of butter, coconut oil, or whatever you can tolerate (lard, beef tallow, etc.)
*Soaked OR sprouted whole grains. I recommend sprouted, personally. I also would recommend not consuming grains that are NOT soaked or sprouted.
*Sunlight for plenty of vit. D instead of supplements
*A fresh salad everyday, and other raw vegetables and fruits (served with fat; try raw whipped cream with fruits and olive oil with a salad)
*Lots of soups made with homemade bone broth
*Plenty of grass-fed beef and other pastured meats
Try to avoid processed foods. I found during my second pregnancy that when I ate whole, fresh foods my morning sickness was minimal, but if I did eat any processed food (which is mostly what I ate during my first pregnancy) I felt worse. You also don’t need nearly as many grains as mainstream sources recommend. While some (sprouted) grains are good, you should mostly focus on nutrient-dense foods like milk, cheese, grass-fed meat, etc. These are MUCH more important than grains, which are just fillers in many cases.
If you DO feel bad and can’t stomach these, try drinking a glass of cool water (I liked mine ice cold, but for some people that makes it worse) with half a lemon squeezed into it. Peppermint oil can also help, in a diffuser.
What did you eat when you were pregnant? How does this compare to your diet? Does this seem doable?