Bp Intermittent Fasting And Breastfeeding
Anyone have personal experience or resources for intermittent fasting while nursing? I have an 11-week-old that I have been nursing exclusively. I started a BP diet just after giving birth, and I have never felt better emotionally, psychologically and physically. I also began IF with Bulletproof coffee. I eat my first meal at 10am and try to finish my last meal at 4-5pm.
I feel best eating about 2,700 calories/day. I know I should not count calories for its own sake, but I track food to go for a ratio along the lines of Josh Whiton's protocol. (75% fat / less than 10% protein / rest in carbs).
I have experienced the following:
- Dry skin - might also have to do with living at 8,000 ft. elevation?
- Nausea - when eating my first meal of the day (2 oz. protein, 12 oz. non-starchy vegetables, 1 Tbsp. butter and sometimes a 1/2 avocado). I do take Thorne's HCL w/Pepsin when I feel nauseous. It usually takes about 20 minutes post-meal before I stop feeling ill.
- Extreme Hunger - usually in the evenings, as I don't have it as much in the mornings.
- Lowered Milk Supply - when I am "stricter" with my macronutrients, my milk supply drops. It's frustrating because I want to be able to snap up my skinny jeans. Not happening with these small love handles and hips.
Any tips? I'm still new to the BP lifestyle and would appreciate any insight.