Hello all of you wonderful Fruit Bats!!
How are you?? It's been months since I've been on the site.. and months since I've been RT4 :(
In October my chiropractor (who is also my trusted doctor) asked me to get my lab work done so that we can get to the bottom of my fatigue, weight gain, low energy levels and whatever else. so I did and the these were the results:
Iron deficiency (extreme anemic)
Liver issues (toxicity)
One issue being of the low cholesterol, since my body isn't producing cholesterol and I'm not intaking any (vegan diet) my doctor has asked that I add eggs to my diet for a few months or longer and then reevaluate.
I am taking a iron supplement because I refuse to eat meat.
My body isn't absorbing nutrients so even when eating clean, nothing is getting absorbed, hence the malnutrition and deficiencies. I was told that I can't do bikram for a few months due to the lack of minerals in my body and had to also take a break from kickboxing. boo!
In the process of correcting my hormones... I got pregnant!! Lol... yes!!
Here I was shocked that I was pregnant, and at a time when my body is going through so much. but after some quiet meditations, I've come to the beautiful reflection that this is supposed to happen right now in my life!! for the past few years I have been dealing with fatigue and hormone issues and haven't gotten to the bottom of it... I felt great on the RT4 plan but stayed bloated most of the time... which was discouraging. but taking some time to read and understand the diet better, I feel that this where I want to be for this beautiful pregnancy. I want the best for my baby just like I've always wanted the best for my two daughters and husband (who have all been on the vegan diet for seven years).
I write this post to ask for advice re the eggs. I have been vegan for seven years and have loved every minute of it. yes we could be cleaner vegans which we have kicked out all soy products and are eating less breads. I feel the RT4 plan will be good for the entire family and by seeing my lab results, I want to better the health of the ones around me.
I'm now three months pregnant and have started on the RT4 plan as of today ;)
Thanks for any advice in advance!! I want a healthy pregnancy for me and the growing baby!
LOVE & LIGHT