About

Who I am: I am a wife, mother, and a personal trainer at NorCal Strength and Conditioning.
Purpose: My purpose for writing this blog is to share my experience of eating Paleo before and during pregnancy, and raising a paleo child/family. This blog will help me to document my experiences and share them with our friends, family and the world!

22 Responses to About

  1. Monique says:

    Hi Chrissy,

    Your blog is super timely for me… I’m about 12 months pregnant (at least it feels that way…) and my baby (my third one) is due anytime now. My husband is a CrossFit trainer and has been eating Paleo for a while, I wasn’t following it that strictly until about 7 weeks ago, when I got diagnosed with gestational diabetes… everything changed that day! Now I do follow the diet quite strictly and feel sooo much better than entire pregnancy before that! No more headaches, constipation, heartburn… yeah! But of course, now I am looking at the next chapter and I am wondering how raising an infant on Paleo will work (my two other kids, 3 and 5, adapted very well and are also showing quite some changes in their general well-being and mood!!). So, I will be a frequent visitor to your blog, looking forward to any tips and tricks from somebody who’s been there!! Thanks a bunch for starting this blog!!! Monique – soon to be Paleo-Mommy of three… ;-)

    • admin says:

      Welcome Monique! Glad to hear that following a paleo diet is helping your pregnancy. I am glad to share my experiences with everyone.
      chrissy

  2. Annie says:

    I’m looking forward to more blog entries. I just found out I’m pregnant with baby #2. Pregnancy #1 was hellish (gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, baby 9 weeks early due to a heart condition via C-section). When #1 (Brody) was 4 months old, I started CrossFit and Paleo lifestyle. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! My whole family is involved with the process and lifestyle. What a breathe of fresh air! I’d love to know how you and your family stay organized with meals, groceries and traveling meals (vacation). Between running after my 13 month old and morning sickness (all day sickness) it’s hard to stay focused.

    Can’t wait to read more!! :)

  3. Kellyim says:

    I just found your blog and I’m so thrilled! My husband and I are going to start trying to have a baby next year (fingers crossed!) and I’ve been looking for a resource like this (and also plan to write about my own experiences eating low carb while pregnant and with a new baby (knock on wood time a thousand!))

    Can you tell I don’t want to jinx this?

    Thanks for writing and I’m looking forward to your podcast.

  4. Angie says:

    Hi Chrissy,

    I just discovered your website after listening to Robb Wolf’s podcast episode 62 featuring Sarah and I am so excited! My husband and I have been eating Paleo and doing Crossfit for the last year or so and we are expecting our 1st baby in June. I’ve had an amazing pregnancy and we both attribute it to my eating habits and overall healthy lifestyle. I am currently 19 weeks pregnant and have been searching for any information I could get my hands on regarding eating Paleo while pregnant and there is little or none to be found! Crossfitmom.com has been a huge help with workouts but the lack of nutritional information or experiences others have had is frustrating. You can imagine my excitement when I listened to the podcast today and then found your site. Can’t wait to explore it more! Thanks for posting and I am pumped to hear your podcast with Sarah!

  5. Jenene says:

    My husband (a CrossFit coach up here in Bellingham, WA) just showed me your site, and so far, I love it! We’re expecting our first baby in a couple of months, and I’ve definitely been thinking about how we can raise him or her on a Paleo diet.

    Unfortunately, I haven’t been strictly Paleo for this pregnancy, even though I know better, and it’s definitely caught up with me. (I’ve been feeling pretty gross for the past few weeks, and realized that I need to get back on the straight and narrow NOW.)

    I just listened to both podcasts, and I look forward to hearing (and reading) more!

    • admin says:

      Hi Jenene! Congratulations on your pregnancy! I am so glad you found my site I hope you are having a wonderful pregnancy!

  6. Jen says:

    Hi there, I am so happy that my cross fit trainer gave me this website! I am in my 3rd week of eating Paleo and love it. I wanted to find more information on what I can feed my 1 year old. I have such a hard time with food choices myself – I want him to like the foods I am eating and getting the nutrients he needs as a growing active little boy.

    • admin says:

      Hi Jen! What types of solid foods is he eating now?? I just offered Kayden good quality food choices. Offer him age appropriate food that you would eat too….for example sweet potato or squash. It is great to start establishing good eating habits now when he is young. Great job!
      chrissy

  7. Bethany says:

    I’m usually paleo, but I’m 9 weeks pregnant, and the only things I seem to keep down are potatoes, bread, and yogurt. All decidedly NOT paleo. Any suggestions? Thanks for the blog; it will be a great resource!

    • admin says:

      Hi Bethany,
      At the very least get gluten free crackers/bread. Try to stick with the more bland foods and eat smaller meals more often….kind of like grazing. This has helped some pregnant clients in the gym combat the “all day sickness” feeling. Hang in there!

  8. I love your blog! It’s great to see people raising their children this way. You are full of great ideas & I love that your little one is doing crossfit already – all those movements are so natural and the fact that a 2 year old can master them just proves it. I never wanted to have children until I found paleo. Now I feel like my body and mind are ready.

  9. Katie says:

    What about milk for the one year old? I have a 10 month old now and I am wondering what happens after breast feeding if you don’t want to do dairy? I know there are nondairy options, but I don’t like soy either, for example. Anyone have a Paleo baby that could share a typically menu?

    • admin says:

      Hi Katie,
      I opted out of the milk option. I just gave my son water along with really good food sources/options.

      • MGG says:

        We are Primal/Paleo with some raw dairy. Our 16 month old has had raw milk since just before she turned one (and I started working). We introduced it along with nursing, and she gradually weaned over about three months, and has been fully weaned for about four weeks now. It all happened very naturally, as she was used to drinking expressed milk from a cup so there was no issue with her feeling deprived of the boob! She drinks milk with meals and before bed, and water throughout the day.
        Along with everything we eat, she eats a ton of sweet potatoes, peeled and roasted in bacon fat in chunks. She’s also a big fan of liver.
        We live in London, UK and are very fortunate to have an excellent source of raw milk; we buy it in the farmers’ market but they also delivery all over the country.

  10. Eva says:

    Hello! So excited to find your site. We’re trying right now and I am reading so much on conventional health sites that warn against seafood, leftovers, beef jerky, salad bars, homemade mayo, over easy eggs, smoked fish and meat, unpasteurized milk or dairy, and reindeer or other game. What have you found in your research? It seems like much of this advice is against the Paleo lifestyle. I am new to this philosophy and I’m trying to reconcile what I’ve always heard about nutrition during pregnancy and the fantastic results I’ve SEEN in women living Paleo. My goal is to come out of pregnancy fitter than I was when I went in by moderate exercise, yoga, and healthful living. I would LOVE any tips you have and of course I will be scouring the rest of the blog. THANK YOU!!

    Eva

  11. Melinda says:

    Hi,

    I just discovered your blog and am finding it very helpful! My husband and I have been doing paleo for about 3 months, but never really knew it until recently. We discovered that the way we had been eating had a name, “paleo!” Anyhow, so far we are doing an okay job. My husband is like 85-90% paleo and I would say I’m about 75%. I have a 2 month old daughter and am hesitant to change my lifestyle completely bc I’m breast feeding. Breast feeding has been going really well thankfully and I just don’t want anything to change that. Any suggestions? Or knowledge on this?

    • crystal says:

      paleo wil actually not only sustain your milk but will make it more rich due to the high fats in paleo.due to eating fats and protien you are getting plenty of calories to sustain your milk. i started eating paleo when my son was a year. he was nursing. he is now two years old and still nursing and i still have a great milk supply.

  12. Christine says:

    Hi Chrissy,

    I would like to know what you substituted for rice/cereal when your son was a baby, or if you did. Maybe it’s in the blog some place and I couldn’t find it? My son is just over 3 months old and people are telling me that I should be adding rice/cereal to my breast milk or that I should add it to solid foods when I start him on that. I haven’t spoken to my pediatrician about it yet, but wanted to know how you went about it, so I could bring that up at our next appointment. Thank you so much!

    Christine

    • Chrissy says:

      Hi Christine!
      Sorry for my delayed response, we have been recovering from a nasty little stomach bug. I did not do any of the cereals. Our pediatrician was pretty supportive of introducing “real” foods when baby showed interest. Foods like: squash, sweet potato, and avocado are great first foods. I am actually working on a post addressing this exact topic and hope to post in the next day or two.

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