With my wife being pregnant and her natural progesterone being quite low, she has a big risk of increased insulin levels (and diabetes) later in her pregnancy. We decided to cut carbs from our diet completely, but we’re not following a LCHF-type diet. Our daily meal-plan is something like the following:
- Breakfast is a smoothie with a small banana (or half a large one), bits of cut-up fruit of whatever we have left over and 2 tablespoons of fat-free plain yoghurt. Oh, and ice of course.
- For lunch it’s always a chicken salad with no dressing or anything.
- For dinner it’s either no- or low-card veggies, or salad, together with a protein. It ranges from lean steak to chicken to fish.
I personally don’t have time to snack during the day, so when a craving hits I just drink some water or have a cup of coffee. I do limit coffee and tea to 2 cups a day though… My wife eats much smaller portions than me, so she snacks on unsweetened dried fruits and low-card nuts (i.e. no peanuts). We avoid grains as far as possible as well, so no rice, oats, etc.
We’ve been doing this for almost 4 weeks now and I can honestly say that I’ve never felt better in my life. Our diet used to consist of lots of carbs. The first 2 weeks were absolute torture and the carb-cravings were intense, but powering through it was absolutely worth it.
Oh, and on topic - I used to enjoy a 5km walk or slow jog in the afternoons, but work commitments currently doesn’t permit it. Whenever possible I do opt to park further from an entrance and always take the stairs to increase movement for the day.