Tuesday, September 3, 2013

30 Day Paleo Challenge While Breastfeeding

30 days of being Paleo and while Breastfeeding: DAY 1

Today starts day 1 of my 30 day Paleo challenge.  It has been almost 7 months since the baby was born and I am finally taking the plunge and getting clean.  My husband and I are both going to take on this challenge and I am certainly happy to have a partner to do this with.  I know that the next 30 days will not be easy and that I am going to have to detox (which will certainly not be fun while having to run after a 7 month old) but I am starting off positive and am ready to feel great!

My biggest concern with the challenge is in regards to my milk supply.  I am currently breastfeeding my little one and I don't want to put my supply at risk.  This might sound crazy to some of you but when you are breastfeeding a baby and your supply drops drastically, it is incredibly difficult to get it back up to where it needs to be in order to give your child all of the calories he needs for the day.  My breastfeeding goal is 1 year and I want to avoid formula if possible.

So, how am I going to attempt to keep my supply up without eating wheat and other processed carbs (that I have noticed after I eat them, my supply will be super high)?  I am going to make sure I am getting in enough calories every day as well as make sure I am eating enough Paleo friendly carbs like fruit, sweet potatoes, etc.

I know this won't be easy because I have already done it before but because I have experience with this cleanse I know I can do it and be successful.  Wish me luck!

Day 1
2 hard boiled eggs
1 plum
1 banana
carrots and celery
grilled chicken/ veggies/ guacamole/ salad
1 paleo coconut cupcake
almonds / cashews
5 salami slices
left over BBQ ribs and chicken (homemade paleo BBQ sauce)
roasted fingerling potatoes
1 paleo coconut cupcake

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