Baby and Me

I am going to try to update this blog at least once a week because I know there are people out there that are struggling and maybe I can help. I have PCOS, I have trouble with my weight….but I had a baby, and maintained my weight….and so can you.

Miss E. was born on October 23rd 2012. She is a very alert and wonderful little baby.

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I have been breastfeeding little Miss E. and this has made me very hungry..all the time. But anyone who has breastfed a little baby knows that you are lucky to get dressed, let alone make a nutritious meal. So regrettably I have gained weight, as the easiest thing to do is to reach for the crackers, or sweets. I know it isn’t the right thing to do but I am so hungry all the time. The moment you are able to put the baby down, you want to eat and you know you only have a short amount of time to stuff your face.

But with the new year I am giving myself the gift of forgiveness for gaining the weight, I am giving myself the kudos for bringing a healthy baby girl into this world without the use of medications.

So lets start the new year with a dedication to trying to get back on track, to make good choices for me and for my baby.

This New Years Eve the baby is asleep upstairs in her room, and I am hungry. So my new favorite PCOS approved snack is Chicharrones or Pork Rinds. Now granted they are, in concept, kinda gross….it is pig skin.

But I can tell you they are salty and crunchy and filling with no carbohydrates. They puff up light and airy. You can eat them and not feel guilty (unless you love pigs). If you want you can even use them as dippers for your favorite dip. So if you are not too repulsed by pork rinds, consider it your gateway to snacking in the new year!

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